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The charming sacral monument,* the Franciscan Monastery and the Church*, can be found in Malacky. However, at the site of today's Franciscan church, there was a Renaissance manor house first. it was rebuilt in 1624 by Count Paul Pálffy to a monastery to which a church was built.

The church was completed in 1653 and Count Paul Pálffy donated it together with the monastery to the Franciscan Order. The church is connected to the monastery by corridors and choirs. After entering the temple, the attention of each visitor is captivated by the grandeur of the main altar, dating from the first half of the 18th century. The whole altar is carved from wood, coloured and richly gilded.

In the southwestern part of the church, there is the Chapel of the Holy Steps. There are twenty-seven of steps and they contain the relics of Saints Deterius, Valentine and Beata. Under the church, there are crypts with the remains of several last members of Pálffy family and Franciscans.

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