Polish historical churches, monasteries and chapels

the pictures of the old historical churches, monasteries and chapels in Poland with their short description as for their foundations, the most precious works of arts

Poland – a country which foundation dates back to the year of 966. Poland is well-known from hundreds of beautiful old churches.

We invite you to visit our FB Group that is devoted to the Polish historical sacral buildings: chapels, cathedrals, churches, monasteries.

The (pic No 1) shows the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher in the city of Miechow around 40 km north of Krakow. It was founded in the turn of XIV and XV centure AD. It was rebuilt in the late baroque style. In the Middle Ages after Jerusalem had been invaded by the Muslims, the basilica became a main destination of pilgrimages from all around Middle Ages Europe.

The (pic No 3) shows the church of the Apostles St. Peter and Paul in Krakow. It was the first baroque building in this city and was founded for the Jesuit order by the Polish king Zygmunt III Waza around the year of 1597 AD.