Category: Cultural Heritage

The Church of St John the Baptist in Przyłęk Szlachecki

In Przyłęk Szlachecki, a small village on the Pilica, in the eastern part of the Silesian voivodeship, there is a fine, historic church of Saint John the Baptist. The first (wooden) church stood here as early as the fifteenth century. The current brick building dates from the second half of the eighteenth century. It was founded by Justyna Moszczeńska, nee Raczyńska. This is a Baroque building, which is surrounded with a nineteenth-century fence with two bell towers at the corners.

Kraków-Częstochowa Jura
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: 34-355-91-65
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: churches
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: admission free
: whole year
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