St. Lawrence Church

Głuchołazy, Poland

The Church of St. Lawrence was built in the 13th century, probably only after the foundation of the town in 1250. Construction works could last until the end of the third quarter of the 13th century. As early as 1285, there was a first record of the local priest Rudolf, who then appeared as a witness on the document.

In 1428, the Hussites plundered and burned down the church of which bare walls remained. The reconstruction continued with problems until 1472, when the church was re-consecrated. During it, a new, larger chancel was built.

In 1560, the church was damaged again by a fire, after which its facades were covered with Renaissance decorations (corner bossage) during renovation. The church survived in this condition until 1729-1733, when it was rebuilt in the baroque style at the request of the bishop of Wrocław, Francis Ludwik von Neuenburg. The old nave and the gothic chancel were almost completely rebuilt, the older walls were dismantled and only partially used in new building. In 1841, two early modern helmets were erected by the carpenter Francis Berger on the western towers, and at the same time the front wall between the towers was raised to the height of the crowning cornice. The helmets of the towers were replaced once again at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Stanisław Łuczak (38 days ago)
Interesting inside but those bars. Even in the villages, they have photocell devices installed in front of the altar with appropriate warning, then you can visit and pray. Here you can see it hasn't arrived here yet.
Jola Pisz (51 days ago)
A beautiful baroque church. Main altar with St. Lawrence. Eight side altars. Unique entrance portal with masks of monks. It is a pity that you can only watch from behind bars.
Domarat11111 (2 months ago)
A beautiful, baroque temple, partly gothic (towers), with a portal that has been preserved from the 13th century. Main and side altar - wonderfully preserved. You cannot miss it while in Głuchołazy.
Anna Landw (4 months ago)
The Reverend Parish Priest does not want to give my brother a confirmation certificate (needed for my daughter's baptism) because he does not have a church wedding. It is a pity that three years ago my cousin, who was divorced (and also without a church wedding), could easily obtain such a paper. Now a question for the honorable parish priest: How miraculously Mr. JACEK KURSKI took a church wedding for the second time, since the reverend LORD, by refusing my brother a copy of his confirmation certificate, STRESSED that it was against the law and religion? With all due respect to the parish priest !!!!!
Anna Kwasniak (18 months ago)
Beautiful church. Anyone should stop over.
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