Parish church of St. Michael the Archangel in Skalica
The most prominent landmark of Skalica is the Church of St. Michael Archangel. It is located in the middle of the town square. The church dates back to the 14th century and is built in Gothic style. It bears the name of Saint Michael, patron of the town. The church was struck by fire several times, and was often rebuilt and renovated. Up till now, you can observe the alterations from different architectural periods. The windows and vault in the presbytery are Gothic; the vaults in the side naves are Baroque. The altar is one of the most precious and oldest altars in Slovakia. Inside the church are two confession booths, an Art Nouveau chandelier, benches with carved wood and nine side guild altars. There is the church tower where the bell “Michael” is located. The late Baroque main altar of 1777 displays the painting of St. Michael the Archangel by the Austrian artist Johann Lucas Kracker. The parish church underwent an extensive reconstruction ten years ago, between 2006 and 2007.
There is regular church service every day at 7:00; on Sundays and holidays at 7:00 and 10:30 (if the holiday falls on a weekday, the church service is held at 7:00 and 18:00).