Spiš is one of the Slovak regions characterized by the unique nature of the Slovak Paradise, the High Tatras or Pieniny. And right there, at the entrance to the Slovak Paradise, there is the village Smižany, from which I come. Its dominant feature is the two-naves church, where my family went every Sunday. I was always fascinated by a particular charge of the atmosphere of the space, which is enhanced by a high column. This is because this church, as well as 15 others, form a very special group of Gothic churches in Slovakia.
The two-nave is rarely used in the architectural style, but Spiš has found its application to the extent that it is nowhere else in Central Europe. This heritage tells us about the way of life and the thinking of our ancestors, while providing an opportunity for meditation and reflection.Is the pillar found in the middle between two naves a true imitation of the biblical tree of life from the Garden of Eden? Looking at frescoes and gothic sculptures, this place is really magical.