Churches in Zamość

Cathedral

The Cathedral (a former collegiate church until 1992) was founded by Jan Zamoyski and dedicated to Lord's Resurrection and St. Thomas the Apostle. It was built in 1587-1598 by an Italian architect Bernardo Morando and constitutes one of the most impressive sacral buildings in Poland. In the vault of the church, there are crypts with the ashes of 16 Zamość entailers and those of their families. Cathedral Bell Tower was built in the second half of the 18th century in the Baroque style . In the bell tower there are three historic bells.

St. Catherine Church

St. Catherine Church was built in the 1680s in the Baroque style in line with J. M. Link's design. The church was first dedicated to St. Peter from Alcantara and then in the 1920s, the church became an academic church dedicated to St. Catherine. During World War II, "The Prussian Tribute", the famous Polish painting by Jan Matejko, was transferred secretly from Kraków and hidden in the vault of the church to protect it from the Nazis.

St. Nicholas Church

The Redemptorists' Church of St. Nicholas is the former Orthodox church built in 1618–1631 by Jan Jaroszewicz. The temple had a defensive purpose. The building has got some features typical of Moldavian Orthodox churches.
(Learn more: Wikipedia)

Comments

  1. Very old, very interesting history. Impressive construction. Your shots are wonderful.

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  2. What beautiful churches! I wish the U.S. had such churches like that. Unfortunately, they ten to lean towards the modern look nowadays... And Zamosc looks like a beautiful place!

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  3. absolutely gorgeous. what amazing architecture. hope you are well today. take care. ( :

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  4. Fascinating architecture; so different from churches here!

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  5. beautiful church bathed in gorgeous light.

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  6. Church in Zamosc ... is on the list to visit ... great photos ... Cheers :)

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  7. Such a collection of beauty. The styles are unlike anything I would see in this area. Thanks for sharing Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  8. What a magnificent structure! Love the architecture and its history.

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  9. very interesting read.Love these pictures...

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  10. Such a stunning cathedral! Just beautiful, and with such great history. Love it!

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  11. Beautiful churches - thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/01/pretty-in-purples.html

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  12. Beautiful churches, I love that the The Prusian Tribute was hidden under the noses of the Nazis.
    Joy - ABC Team

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  13. I love churches with personality.

    ROG, ABCW

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  14. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful church and temple. It is magnificent!

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  15. These are great church buildings.

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  16. Przepiękne.
    Polska ziemia to skarbnica niepowtarzalnych zabytków.
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie:)

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  17. Beautiful church, love the winter scenery.

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