The Holy Trinity Chapel, which protects the city, is positioned amongst the vineyards and, as a proud white guardian, looks silently upon Lendava below, with its green planes through which the Lendava stream meanders. Once there was a garrison stationed on this spot, which is strategically very important for the protection of the city.
Due to its strategic position not even the Turks in the 16th and 17th Century were able to invade this place. After the Turkish incursions and battles were over, grateful believers started to build churches and chapels at several sites.
The Holy Trinity Chapel was one of these that was built with similar intentions in 1727/28. The construction costs were mainly covered by the Gludovácz family, who were well-respected.
In the Chapel there is also a naturally mummified body, which has triggered the imagination of the people of Lendava since time immemorial. This mummy has been connected to many legends. According to local tradition, which is based on the fairytale stories from the first half of the 19th Century, there was a legend that in this Chapel rests Captain Mihael Hadik, one of the famous heroes from the battles against the Turks. It is presumed that he fought in a major battle with Turkish troops in 1603, when Lendava was defended by Kristóf Bánnfy.
Summer opening hours (April - October):
Tuesday - Friday: 12:30 - 14:30
Saturday: 11:30 - 13:30
Sunday, Holidays: 11:30 - 13:30
Winter opening hours (November - March):
Only with advance booking
Entrance fee: according to the price list
Tel. : ++386 2 578 83 90
Fax : ++386 2 620 87 46