Church of St. Lawrence

Magnificent church of St. Lawrence in Zholkva built in the beginning. XVII. the project architect. P. Merry . Conceived as the main temple of the city, and the tomb of the family pantheon Zolkiewski knightly glory . In the dungeon buried the founder of the City of Saint Zolkiewski , his wife and son , as well as family and Jakub Sobieski Daniłowiczowski (father of King Jan Sobieski ) , for what Poles call the church " Small Wawel " . The interior is preserved marble tombstones with sculptures by B. Zychlivogo : male figures in knightly armor , female - in the traditional long dresses . Also interiors decorated paintings of the XVII century . " Battle of Vienna ", " The Battle of Hawtin ," " Battle of Kalushin " (now in Olessky Castle ) . Renaissance portal features images of saints , on the pediment of a statue of the Archangel Michael . Near the church stands a late bell tower , built in the XVI century . as a defensive tower . It adjoins the preserved part of the city wall . In Soviet times, the Church of St. Lawrence was closed , but now returned to the Catholic parish renovated by Polish specialists .


Copyright: Maxim Ritus
Type: Cylindrical
Resolution: 10000x1931
Taken: 07/10/2013
Uploaded: 11/02/2014
Updated: 14/02/2014


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