​Holy Spirit church

The church that is of Gothic style on the outside and of Baroque style inside stands in the part of the historic town centre beyond the Ikva brook. It was probably founded by the Johannites, they may have been built their hospital chapel opposite their hospital.

The further construction of the chapel is attributed to mayor Tamás Turnhofer at the end of the 14th century, who is commemorated as the builder of the chapel in an inscription from 1421. Its tower and west façade were probably made in the first quarter of the 15th century. A Baroque vestibule with an ornate gateway is linked to the corner of the mediaeval church as well as a Gothic turret. You can enter the interior of the church through the gate of the baroque foyer.

Its walls and vaults are decorated with frescoes painted by István Dorffmeister in 1782, which were created at the time when the baroque reconstruction of the church took place. The wooden carvings on the main altar may have been made around 1750. It was around this time that the wooden mantle statue of Mary was placed on this altar from St. Michael's Church. The structure of the organ was made in 1830, its baroque ornaments were made in the first half of the 18th century. On the side wall of the church you can see the memorial plaque of István Dorffmaister, who was a citizen of Sopron for more than 30 years until his death in 1797, and the decoration of the nearby Balf bath chapel is also attributed to him.

9400 Sopron, Szentlélek u.2.
+36 99/508-080