St. Jadwiga's Church

Brzeg, Poland

St. Jadwiga's Church in Brzeg is a Gothic castle church. The Gothic brick-built chapel, adjoined to the south-western portion of Brzeg Castle was built in the former location of a collegiate church built between 1368 and 1369. In 1741, the chapel was destroyed due to Prussian bombardment, with only the presbytery having had survived. After its reconstruction in 1783-1784, the chapel served as the mausoleum for the Silesian Piasts (after 1945, 22 sarcophagi were found in the crypt). The chapel suffered damage during World War II, and was reconsecrated as a church in 1989.

Presently, the sarcophagi are located in the adjoined Silesian Piasts Brzeg Castle Museum.



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plac Zamkowy 8, Brzeg, Poland
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Founded: 1368
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Przemek Mulyk (13 months ago)
A majestic building reminiscent of the largest religious buildings in Europe. Huddled up to the market square, he overlooks the city as a silent witness to history.
Krzysztof G (2 years ago)
The gothic church, the oldest one in Brzeg. The origins date back to the 13th century. Rebuilt in the 20th century. The body of the church is huge with two huge towers connected by a bridge. It resembles a bit the witches' bridge from the church of St. Mary Magdalene in Wrocław. . The decor is modest, but we've seen some pieces of equipment in the castle museum. Beautiful soaring columns and a stained glass window on the altar.
Wojciech Wojciech (2 years ago)
The church is impressive from the outside with its size and panache, but inside it is just pearls! These stained glass windows, paintings, altar ... worth seeing!
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