Built Cultural Heritage

Bell tower

sacred architecture

19. century

The bell towers standing separately were important socio-cultural and architectural elements of the Catholic and Lutheran countryside. The bell tolled at the time of hail, in the morning, at noon and in the evening, at church ceremonies, in the event of fire, at the time of decease... The bell tower was the center of the community life, the village people gathered around it. Tolling was the responsibility of one person. Bell-ringers could be not only men but also women. The bells are of open or closed type. The chunky bell tower in Šalovci used to consist of an open frame and a closed tower. Despite its width, its roof is steep, which is uncommon in Slovenia.

Information on digitization

Name of site
Other settlement names
Identification number of unit
Protection status of unit
Spomenik lokalnega pomena
Zavod za varstvo kulturne dediščine – enota Maribor
Written sources
Pšajd, J., 2017. Čez ta prag me bodo nesli, ko zatisnil bom oči. Murska Sobota: Pomurski muzej Murska Sobota.
File name
300 dpi
Restrictions on use
Brez omejitev
Date of documentation
Person documenting
Tadeja Andrejek

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