St Anne's Chapel in the city of Pińczów, Poland


St Anne's Chapel in the city of Pińczów in Poland was designed by Santi Gucci and was financed by a local noble, Zygmunt Myszkowski  (read more about Pińczów)
Italian architect Sante Gucci, were one of the most successful and fruitful artists of Renaissance. He had his workshop in Pińczów.  Some of his most notable works are: the integral design and funerary monuments in the Sigismund's Chapel in the Wawel Cathedral in Kraków, the castle in Janowiec on the Vistula river, and the palace in Książ Wielki.


St Anne's Chapel was the first in Poland freestanding chapel dome with only a cult destination. The small temple was built in 1600, on the slopes of the St. Anne's Hill overlooking the town. The hill on which stands a chapel is located north of the city centre, opposite the castle hill. In the past, the chapel was surrounded by fortifications and was part of the fortification system of the Pińczów castle. The chapel is built from a local raw material - limestone (so-called "pinczak"). Most historical buildings in the city of Pińczów are building from this same raw material.


Rectangular in shape, the chapel is a distinctive example of mannerist architecture. Covered with a cupola, the chapel's porch is covered with its exact - yet smaller - copy. In the eighteenth century, the chapel was significantly destroyed. She lost the majority of equipment and four corner turrets, which dropped off. In 1783 it was allocated for demolition, but it survives until the renovation in 1851 and next in 1903.


Next to the chapel are stone statues of St. Paul St. Tekla and Michael the Archangel from the first half of the 19th century.


The St. Anne's Hill offers a beautiful and scenic view of the city of Pińczów and the Nida River valley. This is the best place to see amazing sunsets and sunrises in the Nida Riverside Region. The chapel is open only in July (St. Anne's fest).


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


Comments

  1. beautiful chapel, the roof is very unique.

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  2. Wow! Jakie piękne miejsce i cudownie przedstawione.

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  3. Lovely photos!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/10/along-way.html

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  4. These are great captures of this chapel. Good stuff!

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  5. just lovely, can you go inside?

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    1. Unfortunately, I've never been inside the chapel ...

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  6. Jak zawsze, wspaniałe ujęcia

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  8. lovely photos. place definitely worth visiting.

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  9. Marvelous photos of this wonderful place !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  10. Always great when a city starts with that letter. Such a charming chapel.

    Janis
    GDP

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  11. Poland is so rich in history. Glad people can visit here now.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/10/literacy-night-dress-as-your-favorite.html?m=1

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  12. I love the sun burst shot, that is brilliant

    Mollyxxx

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  13. stunning place and photo's , I would love to visit it
    Have a wonderful ABC-day / - week
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  14. Beautiful chapel... and beautiful shots of it as well.

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  15. You got some beautiful shots of a wonderful old chapel. Funny it was created by a Gucci. Designer chapel. Nice sun flare and sunset pics.

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  16. Piękne widoki, szczególnie kolory złotej godziny cieszą. Pozdrawiam :)

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  17. The chapel is beautiful. Your photos show it off quite well.

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  18. Really lovely! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. what an impressive little structure

    ROG, ABCW

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  20. Wow! Love the first shot

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  21. Simply beautiful! Love the rich history.

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  22. The sunrise with this historical place is striking!

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  23. I always enjoy your posts. I did not travel to Poland often when we were in Europe and when I visit your site I get to see a bit more.

    Lisa @ LTTL

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  24. These are so beautiful photos of the St. Anne's Chapel. I'd love to visit it someday. #weekendtravelinspiration

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  25. It's interesting to me how many Italian architects were so active in north eastern Europe during the renaissance. I guess if you were a rich nobleman in need of a new building that's where you went for talent. Great photos; thanks for joining us at #wkendtravelinspiration!

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  26. What a lovely chapel with breathtaking views! I adore the architecture.

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  27. Wow, a truly beautiful chapel and fabulous photos.

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  28. Thanks for the lovely photos of this chapel. The history is interesting and it's good that they managed to save the chapel and reconstruct it.

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  29. What a beautiful chapel! Thank you for joining OYGIF. One of your photos will be featured this weekend. Hope you'd find time to drop by.

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  30. Wonderful little chapel and great views

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  31. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place.

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