Church of St. Nicholas

Church of St. Nicholas

The Pride of Čortanovci

The Church of St. Nicholas was built in the first half of the 19th century, as evidenced by the contract concluded in 1827 between the municipality and Karl Haski, a mason from Mitrovica. It is a single-nave building with a semicircular altar apse and a bell tower. The bell tower on the ground floor is designed as an open lobby. The carving of the altar partition with predominant baroque plant motifs combined with winding forms is the work of an unknown master from the second half of the 18th century.

The icons are attributed to Grigorije Jezdimirović, a follower of the style of Teodor Kračun, with whom he collaborated on the painting of the main iconostasis of the Cathedral in Sremski Karlovci. The iconostasis was originally intended for the church in Ledinci, but certain parts were added in the larger church in Čortanovci in order to fill the space and strengthen the carvings.

The original church in Čortanovci was built in the Byzantine style and erected in 1728. The new church was built in 1827 and completed in 1829.

The church is a Cultural Heritage of Great Importance.