St. Mary's Church

Stargard, Poland

The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary is perhaps the most valuable architectural monument in Polish Western Pomerania. It closes the eastern part of the Old Town Market. The oldest known mention of the Church's existence is from writings in the year 1248. The bishop of Cammin, having returned Stargard to Duke Barnim I, stipulated his law to the church.

The Church, in a quickly developing Stargard, became too small for regular attendants. In 1292, construction started on a new and more impressive place of worship. In this phase, the Church had a three nave structure, with all naves of equal height. The Church had no tower then. In the period from 1388 to about 1500, the last expansion of the structure emerged with the construction of the Presbytery and towers.

The church and adjoining city walls represent one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments.



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Founded: c. 1248
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Krzysztof Kapuścik (7 months ago)
Something you must see. Currently still under renovation but looks amazing.
Dorota Guzik (2 years ago)
We came from Zakopane with children to visit this beautiful old town. We entered the cathedral, only with the desire of a short prayer. The cleaning lady there immediately showed dissatisfaction that we got there at all. In a very unpleasant way, she pointed out twice that the sister wanted to see the altar, leaned over the secured entrance, and stood like a child on a kneeler ;-( The top of everything was a situation where a young individual (probably a son) came out, showing us the way to the door with the order to leave the church, as we tried to explain and apologize in any way .... I am very sorry that such a situation took place in such a place :-( The cathedral is beautiful.
Stephen (5 years ago)
Lovely decorated old church amazing stained glass
Vladislav “Chernovalov” (5 years ago)
Adam So (5 years ago)
Bez wątpienia jedna z największych atrakcji historycznych Stargardu. Ma swój klimat, do tego warto wspiąć się i obejrzeć miasto z wieży. Piękne widok na Stargard i okolice, oczywiście przy dobrej pogodzie.
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