Church of Saint Apostles Peter and Paul

Krotoszyn, Poland

Discalced Trinitarians were brought in to Krotoszyn in 1731 by Józef Potocki, the Voivod of Kiev, the then-owner of the town. 1733 saw erection of a cloister building; in 1766–1772, a brick temple was constructed on the site of a previously demolished wooden church. The edifice’s founder was Ludwika Potocka, nee Mniszech; the church building was probably designed by Karol-Marcin Frantz. The Prussian authorities abolished the cloister in 1819. Today, the building houses, inter alia, an art gallery and a Regional Museum, featuring an interesting exhibition illustrating the history of the town. The temple functions as a parish church.

The baroque single-nave church of Saint Apostles Peter and Paul is an edifice of a diversified solid, with rounded quoins. It is covered by a multi-hipped roof, with an ave-bell on the ridge. Adjacent to the nave at the west is a tower topped with a cupola featuring a lantern. The interior’s uniform late-baroque outfit dates to 1772–1775. A boat-shaped pulpit is an attractive feature.

The former cloister’s standalone storied building is founded on a rectangular projection. Covered by a three-hipped roof, it has in its western elevation an arcade portal dated ca. 1733. The interiors are covered by a.o. cloister vaults with lunettes; a beam ceiling survives in the vestibule.



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Rynek 1A, Krotoszyn, Poland
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Founded: 1733-1772
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Włodek (13 months ago)
Church of st. Apostles Peter and Paul in Krotoszyn. In 1733, a monastery building was erected, and in the years 1766-72, a brick temple was erected on the site of the demolished wooden church. In 1819, the Prussian authorities dissolved the monastery. In its building in the years 1836-81 there was a gymnasium. Currently, there are an art gallery and the Regional Museum. Uniform late-baroque interior furnishings come from 1772-75. Worth seeing.
Papież Polak (2 years ago)
The Lord once stood on the shore, He was looking for people ready to follow Him; To catch hearts God's words are true. Oh Lord, you looked at me Your lips spoke my name today. I leave my barge on the shore Together with you I will start a new hunt today.
Rafał Moraś (5 years ago)
Parish of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul - a Roman Catholic parish, located at 3 Klasztorna Street in Krotoszyn, belonging to the Krotoszyn deanery in the Diocese of Kalisz. The parish was established in 1925, while the post-Trinitarian parish church was built in the years 1767-1764 in the Baroque style, designed by K.M. Frantz. A good place for reflection and prayer. I recommend
Simona Viva (5 years ago)
A beautiful, well-kept church. The environment is also very aesthetically arranged. In the middle of the baroque equipment, a renovated altar. Clou is stuffed sheep brought from Podhale by the late priest Kowalk ....
Renata Górecka (5 years ago)
Tiny but very charming. Interesting ceiling frescoes. Currently, the color of the walls from centuries ago is being restored. Beautifully restored altar and boat-shaped pulpit. Worth a visit.
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