St. James' Church

Lebork, Poland

St. James Church is one of the oldest buildings in Lębork. The Gothic brick church was built c. 1400. A square tower with the main entrance decorated with an ogival portal adjoins it in the west. Sider walls supported by buttresses have big ogival windows. The church has three naves with stellar vaults. The altar represents the Baroque style and pulpit Rococo. An unique diamond vault has been preserved in the sacristy.

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ul. Basztowa 8, Lebork, Poland
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Founded: c. 1400
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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www.lebork.pl

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Paweł (2 years ago)
Sanctuary of St. James was completed in 1345, and till today impresses with, among others 18th century ivory tabernacle. The Gothic brick church is the seat of the Franciscan monastery and is located on the pilgrimage route to the Spanish Santiago de Compostela.
Wieslaw Dziedzic (4 years ago)
Lebork
Zbyszek Buntownik (4 years ago)
Amen
andrew brettsmith (4 years ago)
I had the privilege of attending a beautiful Polish wedding here and the service lasted about on hour officiated by four Franciscan monks who explained the history of this lovely church to me after the ceremony, it is typical baroque style inside and in nice grounds right in the centre of the town,go and see for yourselves.
Sergey Rybnikoff (4 years ago)
Wery Good!!!
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