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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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.