Churches in Pińczów, Poland


The first parish church was in Wierciszowo (a quarter of the city of Pińczów nowadays). In the thirties of the 15th century Bishop of Cracow, Zbigniew Oleśnicki founded a brick parish church in Pińczów. In 1449 it was erected Pauline.


Monastery and the parish church was incorporated into the newly established monastery. The parish church was rebuilt completely approx. 1642. The Paulines Monastery was closed in 1819.


The Church of St. John the Evangelist has three naves. At the south aisle, there is a Chapel of Angels from the beginning of the 17th century. The main altar was built approx. 1744., And nine side altars was created in the first half of the 18th century.


Today in the former Baroque monastery of the Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit the Regional Museum in Pinczów is located.  The Museum's collections come from Ponidzie and document the traditions, history and culture of the region from the earliest times to the present day.


Church and monastery of the Reformers were founded in 1578 by the Bishop of Cracow Piotr Myszkowski and intended for collegiate (read more: Mirów - romantic quarter of the city of Pińczów, Poland). The monastery Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a late-Renaissance building, single nave. Square chapels of St. John of Nepomuk and the Lord Jesus, formerly St. Anne, covered with domes with lanterns, have been built on both sides of the aisle.


In the Church, as well as on its façade, one can see many coats of arms of the founder-Jastrzębiec. Behind the Baroque main altar, there is a monastery oratory. In one of the side altars, there is a miraculous image of Our Lady of Mirowo.


The monastery, whose door with the early Baroque portal lead to the cloisters, is a one storey building with a garden in the middle. The monastery holds a collection of wooden, seventeenth-century figures from Nativity plays. Inside there is also a sundial of 1723.


St Anne's Chapel was financed by a local noble, Zygmunt Myszkowski, and was designed by Santi Gucci and built in 1600, on the slopes of the St. Anne's Hill overlooking the town (read more: St Anne's Chapel in the city of Pińczów, Poland). The chapel is an example of mannerist architecture.


And finally, some photographic impressions from Pińczów...




You can also read other articles about the city of Pinczów and Nida Riverside Region (Ponidzie Pińczowskie):

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Comments

  1. What amazing shots! Love the way you captured the rainbow behind the church in the second shot. The sky shots cover a wide array of colours.

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  2. Awesome shots! The lighting on the second one is wonderful and the rainbow is the added bonus. Thanks for joining us.

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  3. Pińczów na Twoich zdjęciach wygląda jak jakieś śliczne francuskie miasteczko :) Ujęcie kościelnej wieży na tle chmur jest cudowne!

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  4. Love the combination of great photography and strong sense of history!

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  5. These are fantastic, all of them. But especially # 4 and #5 for me. Fantastic.

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  6. A wonderful parade of interesting building designs. The touch of rainbow in the second photo is magical.

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  7. so pretty bathed in the evening light. I see you captured a rainbow too.

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  8. Love all the churches, the rainbow adn wonderful skies

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  9. Beautiful churches and love the dramatic skies. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard

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  10. Such a beautiful church! You've got some great pictures of it. I'd love to go see it myself. Thank you for joining us for #TheWeeklyPostcard.

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  11. So many great shots! Nice job.

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  12. Churches are something I search out to see when I'm traveling too. Love all the photos! What beautiful architecture.

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  13. Fotografowanie natury jest bardzo trudne. Tobie to świetnie wyszło, a zdjęcia z tęcza i pochmurnym niebem wyglądają wspaniale :)To wielka przyjemność móc to oglądać. Pozdrawiamy

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  14. Beautiful collection. I especially love the one with the farmland in the background. So serene.

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  15. I love old buildings and the churches are beautiful. The photos of the skies at sunset are also quite lovely.

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  16. These are beautiful churches, and all your captures of each one against a beautiful sky are great.

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  17. Architecture has always been an interest of mine, because it has to do with art history. Beautiful buildings and the tower of the church of the Reformers look like gold in the sun light. Love the view of the roof tops and our last capture is stunning! Many thanks for sharing this history with ALL SEASONS, and have a beautiful week!

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  18. Beautiful shots. Lovely!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/10/guess-where-i-went.html

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  19. Gorgeous images. Love the red roof and how lucky to capture the rainbow.

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  20. Love these photos! Beautiful churches against the most amazing coloured sky!

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  21. Wow - so incredibly beautiful!

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  22. Beautiful collection of images. Very nice work.

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  23. I can't get over the cuteness of your first photo. Red door, windows and roof. It looks so good! #WordlessWednesday

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  24. Wow, These photos all have my attention. Beautiful and the history is a great addition to your post. I had to go back to check the 2nd photo for the rainbow. I missed it. Wonderful post and photos.

    Happy blue Monday,
    Jeanne

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  25. I was in central Poland in May and saw some beautiful churches then too. Where is the nearest city to this? :)

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    1. Pińczów is located 40 km south of Kielce and 90 km north of Kraków. It’s worth to deviate from the main road to tour that beautiful town and its surroundings

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  26. Beautiful shots ! Not exactly wordless, lol !

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  27. These churches are so beautiful and in such a unique way.

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  28. Z góry kościół wygląda wspaniale. Pozdr.

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  29. you're very lucky your country has so much history, NZ is still very new so we don't go past the 18th century :-)

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  30. Wow! your photos are beautiful. As a history major, I have a love for historic buildings but especially churches. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  31. Great images and very nice information. Thanks

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  32. Niesamowite, doskonałe są Twoje zdjęcia.
    Oglądanie ich to prawdziwa przyjemność.
    Jestem zachwycona Gucci'm. Kaplica św. Anny w Pińczowie jest niezwykła a jakże piękna w swojej prostocie. Muszę ją zobaczyć.
    Serdecznie pozdrawiam:)

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  33. Gorgeous, is all I can say!

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  34. Przepiękna jest ta kaplica.
    Niesamowite zdjęcia.
    Pozdrawiam:)*

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  35. That is a very nice church, is that a bell tower beside it?

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  36. Thank you for all these beautiful photos of these churches. The spires and bell tower against the sky are amazing.

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  37. Piekne zdjęcia no i to niebo 😀

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