Basilica of St. James and St. Agnes

Nysa, Poland

The Basilica of St. James and St. Agnes is a basilica minor in Nysa. It is the largest sacramental building in the town, and historically cultural site of the town. The basilica was built on the turning point of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, in the area known as the New Town. It was the first parish church, raised in between 1195 and 1198, consecrated by Wrocław's Jarosław Bishop in 1198.

The current church was built in two phases. The first stage was built before 1392, when the six-span church was built. The second stage was built between 1424 and 1430, when the chancel and ambulatory were built. St. James's Church was the highest building in the town at that time, with its rooftop surpassing all of the town's structures; taking part in an exceptionally historic part of town.

References:

Comments

Your name



Address

Kupiecka 1, Nysa, Poland
See all sites in Nysa

Details

Founded: 1195/1392
Category: Religious sites in Poland

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Lewis O'D (3 years ago)
Nice architecture looking forward to seeing it after renovations are completed
Pav (3 years ago)
Really nice looking building, there should be some medieval attractions and not church...
Henrik Hansen (3 years ago)
Big and beautiful church with a high ceiling. At the moment (June 19) it's being taken care of, so that it looks a bit like a construction site. And if you go there in the summer, you should bring something warm, unless you just go inside to cool off. Where I was sitting it was easy enough to hear what the priest said during the mass, even though he was very soft spoken. ( I don't understand polish, but I didn't expect any translation)
Amator P (3 years ago)
Third largest roof area church in Europe. Magnificient cathedral and beautyfull city with lake!
Liam Irish Duncan British Irish . (3 years ago)
It is a very historic church and it is a worth a visit just for that, I am not a religious person!
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Seaplane Harbour Museum

The Seaplane Harbour is the newest and one of the most exciting museums in Tallinn. It tells stories about the Estonian maritime and military history. The museum’s display, that comprises of more than a couple of hundred large exhibits, revitalizes the colourful history of Estonia.

British built submarine Lembit weighing 600 tones is the centrepiece of the new museum. Built in 1936 for the Estonian navy, Lembit served in the World War II under the Soviet flag. It remained in service for 75 years being the oldest submarine in the World still in use until it was hauled ashore in 2011. Despite its long history, Lembit is still in an excellent condition offering a glimpse of the 1930s art of technology.

Another exciting attraction is a full-scale replica of Short Type 184, a British pre-World War II seaplane, which was also used by the Estonian armed forces. Short Type 184 has earned its place in military history by being the first aircraft ever to attack an enemy’s ship with an air-launched torpedo. Since none of the original seaplanes have survived, the replica in Seaplane Harbour is the only full-size representation of the aircraft in the whole World.

Simulators mimicking a flight above Tallinn, around-the-world journey in the yellow submarine, navigating on the Tallinn bay make this museum heaven for kids or adventurous adults.

Seaplane Harbour operates in architecturally unique hangars built almost a century ago, in 1916 and 1917, as a part of Peter the Great sea fortress. These hangars are the World’s first reinforced concrete shell structures of such a great size. Charles Lindbergh, the man who performed the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, landed here in 1930s.

On the outdoor area visitors can tour a collection of historic ships, including the Suur Tõll, Europe's largest steam-powered icebreaker.