Saint Peter Church in Őriszentpéter

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One of the best known monuments in the Őrség region. The first church of the Zala Valley had certainly been in existence in the middle of the 13th century, and its construction can probably be related to the watchmen, the Zala-watchmen of the area. The patron saint of the church also confirms this: St.Peter. The nave and the western tower of the church are built in richly embellished Romanesque style to which a large Gothic section had been added. The interior of the church shows the memory of the reformation era with its painted inscriptions in Hungarian language. The ditch and mound around the church are the remains of the fortress built in the Turkish times.