Kláštor Vincentiek

From the beginning of its establishment, this Neo-Renaissance building served the needs of education. At the initiative of Bishop Štefan Kollarčík it was built in the years 1866 – 1868. It was the building of the monastery of Sisters, and a girls’ Catholic school. The bishop paid great attention to education and also devoted considerable funds to the construction. Merciful nurses taught at the school and did charitable work at the hospital as well. Approximately 182 students study at the school each year. Currently, the monastery is again inhabited by nuns. The building is located on the southeastern side of Miners’ Square. You can find this monument on the map on the subpage Monuments.

The building was built on the site of two medieval houses from the 15th century. The main facade is decorated. There is the tympanum bearing the coat of arms of the convent´s founder, and two terracotta figures of the Virgin Mary with the infant Jesus and an angel with a child. Above the entrance there is a terracotta relief depicting the scene “Let the kids come to me”. For ideological reasons, these religious elements were removed from the building in the middle of the 20th century, but today they are back in their original place.