St. Nicholas Church

Żarnów, Poland

St. Nicholas parish church dates from the 12th century. Its western wall, with a Romanesque structure, has preserved the original shape. Also, Romanesque are the church round tower and the matroneum. In the Middle Ages, Żarnów's church was located by a busy merchant road from Sandomierz to Greater Poland. The town itself was at that time located to the south and west of the church. In 1510, a Gothic presbytery was added.



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Szkolna 16, Żarnów, Poland
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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