Ostrzeszów Church

Ostrzeszów, Poland

Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven in Ostrzeszów is a late-gothic parish church, founded by King Casimir the Great in mid-14th century. It was initially composed of presbytery and a sacristry. The nave was added in 1360. After the destruction by a fire of the late 15th century and by the Swedish invasion in mid-17th century, the church was rebuilt in 1721–1723. Gothic-style stained-glass windows were fixed in 1939.

The church’s altars are baroque in style – the main one containing a copy of The Assumption of Our Lady by the famous Spanish painter Murillo. The chancel arch features limewood sculptures, probably made by Albrecht Dürer.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Radosław Torzyński (2 years ago)
As an architect who designed this church, I am most pleased that the parish priest and the faithful built the church but created the church. 20 years after the completion of the construction project, when I was at the consecration of the temple, I felt a real emotion. Thank you for the beautiful implementation to the glory of God and to the delight of people. I will jokingly add that an architect is always happy when he gets to know his project. In this case, definitely YES. God bless the entire Parish.
Marian Raczyński (2 years ago)
Beautiful church warm and cleanly very nice to stay there
Ewa Sz (3 years ago)
A beautiful, wonderful church with a dedicated pastor. There is no prettier in the area. I recommend praying and watching.
Monika PO (5 years ago)
For believers as a plus, the pastor has great contact with people and the church was literally built together. For atheists, the interesting architecture of the church is worth seeing, and the approach of priests is quite progressive for such a small town.
Daniel (5 years ago)
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