Basilica of Saint Erasmus and Pankratius

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Jelenia Gora, Poland

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Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Basilica of Saint Erasmus and Pankratius Sep 20, 2017
The large Basilica of Saint Erasmus and Pankratius (Bazylika świętego Erazma i świętego Pankracego) is the main Roman-Catholic parish church of the town. The church is open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 17.00. They close at lunchtime for one hour. A convent is attached to the church, and one of the nuns is there to keep guard and explain the church to visitors. In Polish, obviously. I am not sure whether she has other languages in stall.

The church is a gothic basilica from the 14th century with a tall steeple that dominates the town’s skyline together with the tower of the city hall. Its interior has been refurbished in the 18th century and equipped with new altarpieces, pulpit and organ. The Lutheran Church of Grace was already finished, and the Jesuits, who were in charge of the catholic parish church, clearly had some ambition to compete with them. The main altar in particular has been designed and ornated with all possible splendour. Some interesting epitaphs and tombstones are attached to the outside of the walls.
Basilica of Saint Erasmus and Pank…
Steeple under scaffolding
Church door
Main nave and organ
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