The church was started by order of the Rožňava landowner and Archbishop of Esztergom Juraj Lippay. The construction work took quite a long time, because the burghers of Rožňava reluctantly built this re-catholic building during the Reformation and therefore used low-quality cheap materials from the ruined town hall for the construction. Maybe that was the reason why the vault fell off one summer day. After the abolition of the Jesuit order, the church was under the administration of the Franciscans and then in the hands of the Premonstratensian, who founded a grammar school in Rožňava. As a part of the teaching process, the church was also visited by students of this grammar school – hence the name “student church”. The church is currently used by the Salesian community.
When can you visit the church?
The church is open during the mass: Monday – Friday: 7.00 am; Sunday: 8.30 am.
The church is located on the Miners’ Square next to the watchtower. You can find the location of the church on the map on the subpage Monuments.