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Collegiate Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Kruszwica

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  • How few in Poland there are such well-preserved buildings from this period! 11th century! Romanesque art and architecture. Piast Trail. You must see it while in Kruszwica. Lovely architecture. Beautiful in its harsh, stony simplicity. So many years ... So many centuries ... So much time ... How prayed over there! And it feels like it! Mysticism. Wonderful place. Great Temple! A must see!
  • A great place for lovers of Romanesque art, which very little has survived in our country. Maybe the interiors are slightly different from the raw shape, but it's not as bad as you might expect;)
  • It is definitely worth visiting. An attentive observer will easily notice the symbols of the Slavic religion placed on the Catholic temple by the builders. To visit the facility indoors outside of the hours when it is open and open to the public, please contact the temple administrator by phone.
  • A beautiful object of Romanesque architecture. It's worth seeing, even if the interiors of the collegiate church are only visible through the bars.
  • The collegiate church in Kruszwica is one of the best-preserved monuments of Romanesque art in Poland. The temple was built in the mid-11th century as a three-nave basilica on a Latin cross plan; in the first half of the 12th century, side chapels were added, giving it the appearance characteristic of Benedictine churches of the time. According to some historians, there are many indications that it was a temple belonging to the Benedictine order, but so far archaeologists have not found any traces of monastery buildings. The monastery library housed one of the most valuable historical books in Poland, the parchment codex from the years 1160-1170 - the famous "Gospel of Kruszwica" (currently it is in the archdiocesan archives in Gniezno. The church is built of hewn granite and sandstone stones. It is a three-nave basilica building with a transverse nave. The eastern façade consists of five semi-circular apses of various sizes. The western façade, once two-tower, now has one late-Gothic tower, covered with a tent cupola. I recommend visiting when visiting Kruszwica. Already the body of the collegiate church is impressive, but the real treasures are inside. One of the most valuable artifacts is the Roman baptismal font from the 12th century.

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