St. Nicholas Church

Wolin, Poland

The Gothic St. Nicholas Church is the only part of the former Cisterian abbey. It was built from the end of the 13th century to the 15th century, burnt down in 1945, and finally restored. There is a tombstone of the Cistercian nuns.



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Światowida, Wolin, Poland
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Poland


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Светлана Черныш (7 months ago)
A beautiful building. You notice it even from the highway, just passing by.
Wojciech Magdziak vel Wierzbicki (WojTECH) (7 months ago)
The Roman Catholic Church is one of the few attractions of Wolin, one of the oldest Polish cities.
A A (12 months ago)
A gothic church, rebuilt after the war damages relatively not long ago, in the '90s of the twentieth century. It is worth seeing because this place is connected with the history of the Christianization of these lands. Nice stained glass windows in the windows, unfortunately the decor is already contemporary. There is no main altar, characteristic of this type of building. You can enter the galleries.
Kornelia R. (2 years ago)
Byliśmy z mężem pierwszy raz w tym kościele i jesteśmy nim zachwyceni. Zarówno jeśli chodzi o walory estetyczne i piękno kościoła jak i charakter mszy.
Krzysztof Sztymelski (2 years ago)
Church like a church - OK!
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