Sunday, 19 October 2014

The Basilica of St. Mary and St. Bartholomew in Piekary Slaskie.

19th October 2014


Piekary is a small town where I work. It is completely different from my hometown which is bigger and older. But Piekary Slaskie is famous for its Mound and The Basilica of St. Mary and St. Bartholomew. I have visited this church with my international friends on 29th September 2014. The weather was perfect and we had a great time.









At the entrance to Basilica there are monuments of 12th Apostles





Interior in Basilica



It  is a Roman Catholic church. There was a church in Piekary Śląskie from the fourtheenth century. The current church, designed by Daniel Grötschel in Neo-Romanesqe style, was completed in 1849. On 
1 December 1962, Pope John XXIII elevated the church to the status of minor basilica.

14 comments:

  1. beautiful! i really like all the arches in the exterior.

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  2. Lovely - the inside is just amazing!
    Liz

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    1. It is very famous church and so popular with tourists. And the surroundings includes the Way of Cross and small chapels. Breathtaking..

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  3. Very nice! Love the statues to the apostles and the fresco over the door. Plus the interior is breath-taking!

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  4. The flowers in the church are just perfect.

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  5. The inside makes it seem so much older than it is, I wonder if some of the artifacts from the original church were used here.

    Diana
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  6. That is so lovely inside.
    The vases of flowers look good.

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  7. Looks like a fascinating and majestic old Basilica!

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