St Bartholomew's Church

Address:
ul. Klasztorna 11, Kraków

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The church belongs to the complex of Cistercian buildings on the other side of the street. Despite its massive size, the main, brick temple was only used by the monks. The population of Mogiła was allowed inside only during the greatest celebrations.

The church belongs to the complex of Cistercian buildings on the other side of the street. Despite its massive size, the main, brick temple was only used by the monks. The population of Mogiła was allowed inside only during the greatest celebrations.

The village's parish church, on the other hand, was this small, wooden building, one of the most valuable examples of Polish wooden architecture. It is the more valuable that – even though it was raised in the Middle Ages, the period of anonymous creators – its main architect inscribed his name and surname and the year of the construction on the entrance portal. This is how we know that it was made by Matthias (or Maciej?) Mączka in 1466.

Translation: Summa Linguae SA

Date: 2013-06-07 Show ticket
News author: Weronika Dulowska
News Publisher: Portal główny EN
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