Yesterday Bytom celebrated 760 years old. So it means Saint Margaret's Roman Catholic Church was built earlier than Bytom city came into existence. The photos below were taken on 24th August 2014.
Saint Margaret's Church is surrounded by graveyard.
Saint Margaret’s Hill in Bytom, popularly called Małgorzata, which in Polish is a diminutive for Margaret, rises to the south of the today’s city centre. A Piast stronghold, protected by the backwater of the small river Bytomka, was built on the top of the hill. In 1160s, Duke Bolesław IV the Curly of Kraków had funded a church here. The foundation of the chuch was presented on the so called Jaksa Tympanum, which once adorned the church of Saint Michael in Wrocław. Nowadays, on the hill, there is a neo-Gothic church surrounded by a graveyard.
|Around the graveyard there is the Way of Cross.|
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