St. John the Evangelist's Church

Paczków, Poland

St. John the Evangelist's Church in Paczków, Poland, is a Gothic church built in the fourteenth-century. The construction began in the year 1350 and lasted around 30 years. The shrine was funded by Bishop of Wrocław Preczlaw of Pogarell, who administered between 1341 and 1376. The present form of the church is in the Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Gothic architectural styles. In the fifteenth-century, from the chancel's southern side, there was built a spanning chapel, dedicated to Holy Virgin Mary. The tower, partially deconstructed in 1429, was rebuilt in 1462. It was then that the upper condignation was constructed.



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Founded: 1350
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Artur Greniuk (2 years ago)
A beautiful historic defensive church, you must come here and see a piece of history, including the defensive walls and a number of other attractions that are not lacking in Paczków and the surrounding towns. I recommend!!!
Marian Gorączko (3 years ago)
Beautiful historic church. In this church, I was baptized, I was confirmed, and my children were baptized. The historic town is also worth visiting.
Michał H (3 years ago)
The historic church with a 64 meter high tower is a must see. The tower can be seen from a distance, so it can be a landmark. It is perfectly visible from the top of Borówkowa or Kłodzka. In the center there is a round stone well, the only one in Europe located inside the church.
Camper4Life (3 years ago)
A beautiful church
Artur Wyspianski (3 years ago)
A place definitely worth visiting when visiting Paczków. It is a unique church, because it also has a defensive function and has a well inside (it is probably the only such church in Europe). The gothic interior with a three-nave hall is impressive. The church is not open all day so sometimes you can "kiss the door handle". We were lucky, because the side entrances were open and there was absolutely no one in the temple itself.
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