Hungarian art history quotes over 550 buildings decorated with medieval and early Renaissance frescoes. Some of the frescoes are still present, the rest, however, was destroyed over the centuries. Relics are rather scanty in areas where Turks occupied the country (e.g. the Great Hungarian Plain), in other areas, however, e.g. in southern parts of West Hungary, Transylvania, the Highlands including the Szepes area, Gömör and the Liptó-valley, more buildings and frescoes survived the centuries.