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.References:
The city walls of Avila were built in the 11th century to protect the citizens from the Moors. They have been well maintained throughout the centuries and are now a major tourist attraction as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can walk around about half of the length of the walls.
The layout of the city is an even quadrilateral with a perimeter of 2,516 m. Its walls, which consist in part of stones already used in earlier constructions, have an average thickness of 3 m. Access to the city is afforded by nine gates of different periods; twin 20 m high towers, linked by a semi-circular arch, flank the oldest ones, Puerta de San Vicente and Puerta del Alcázar.