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Category: Cultural Heritage
The Basilica of St. Adalbert

Saint Adalbert is the patron saint of Mikołów. The parish of this martyr has existed in the town since the Middle Ages. The present parish church has the rank of a minor basilica, and was built in the mid-nineteenth century. It replaced a small shrine, preserved until today. The most magnificent church in Mikołów church was erected on a rectangular plan, in the neo-Romanesque style. Above the main entrance we can see find images of the blessed priests - Emil Szramek and Stanislaw Kubista.

Location
street Kard. Stefana Wyszyńskiego 2
43-190 Mikołów
Mikołów
Silesia, Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the city/town centre
Contact data
: +48 32 226 02 07
: parafia@bazylikamikolow.pl
: www.bazylikamikolow.pl
General Information
: churches, cult places, architectural monuments, sacred monuments
Prices & amenities
: admission free
Availability
: whole year
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