St. John the Baptist's Church

Wędrynia, Poland

The wooden church of St. John the Baptist was built in 1791. The church tower was built in 1818. The church was renovated in 1959. The church is based on the construction of a log house, with a tri-point closed-off chancel, built in the Baroque architectural style. The narrow-sided tower originates from 1818, whilst the ridge turret is covered with a gourd-like apex. The church contains a late-Baroque main altar with statues of two bishop saints and paintings of Saints Augustine of Hippo or Zechariah and one of St. John the Baptist.



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Wędrynia, Poland
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Founded: 1791
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Sebastian Wiecha (15 months ago)
Joachim Bobon (15 months ago)
A beautiful historic church, worth a visit
Robert Logiewa (15 months ago)
Andrzej Krzywoń (17 months ago)
Historic wooden church, worth seeing.
Olo z Opola (3 years ago)
A beautiful monument
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