St. Giles Church

Inowłódz, Poland

According to later inscription (presumably from 17th century), St. Giles Church was founded in 1082 by Władysław I Herman as thanks for birth of his son Bolesław III Wrymouth. Actually it was founded probably not later than in 1138 by Hemran's son, Bolesław III Wrymouth. The church was restored between 1924 and 1926 and thoroughly between 1936 and 1938 with raising of the tower by one storey. The restorations changed the architecture of the church.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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hat off lab (29 days ago)
Beautiful small church on the hill with the outstanding view on the Pilica river!
panicz56 (2 months ago)
The monument is 900 years old.
Mariusz (4 months ago)
Very interesting place with beautiful view
adrianna lominska (15 months ago)
Good
Ewa (2 years ago)
Very peaceful and beautiful place
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