Medieval churches in Poland

Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Church of the Visitation of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, otherwise known as St. Mary"s Church, is a church, is one of oldest buildings in Warsaw and one of the few surviving examples of Gothic architecture in the city. St. Mary"s Church stands on the site of an ancient pagan place of worship. The church"s foundation stone was laid by Janusz I the Old, Duke of Masovia and his wife, Danutė of Lithuania ...
Founded: 1409 | Location: Warsaw, Poland

Church of Saint Procopius

The 12th-century church of Saint Procopius, in the shape of a Roman rotunda, is considered to be one of the best preserved original churches in Poland.
Founded: 1133 | Location: Strzelno, Poland

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, Polish Kościół Świętej Trójcy in Strzelno is a Romanesque basilica consecrated in 1216.
Founded: 1216 | Location: Strzelno, Poland

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Late Baroque Town of Ragusa

The eight towns in south-eastern Sicily, including Ragusa, were all rebuilt after 1693 on or beside towns existing at the time of the earthquake which took place in that year. They represent a considerable collective undertaking, successfully carried out at a high level of architectural and artistic achievement. Keeping within the late Baroque style of the day, they also depict distinctive innovations in town planning and urban building. Together with seven other cities in the Val di Noto, it is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In 1693 Ragusa was devastated by a huge earthquake, which killed some 5,000 inhabitants. Following this catastrophe the city was largely rebuilt, and many Baroque buildings from this time remain in the city. Most of the population moved to a new settlement in the former district of Patro, calling this new municipality 'Ragusa Superiore' (Upper Ragusa) and the ancient city 'Ragusa Inferiore' (Lower Ragusa). The two cities remained separated until 1926, when they were fused together to become a provincial capital in 1927.