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The Church of St Lawrence in Ruda Śląska-Wirek


The origins of the church in Wirek are quite remarkable. The first chapel of Saint Lawrence was built in the mid-nineteenth century to serve the prisoners of the local prison. The present church of Saints Anthony and Lawrence was built in 1907-1909. This brick, three-nave basilica refers to both Gothic and Romanesque architecture. The mighty westwork with a tower in the middle is particularly impressive.

Location
street Czajkowskiego 17
41-710 Ruda Śląska
Ruda Śląska
Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the city/town
Contact data
: 32 2420558
: wirek_wawrzyniec@archidiecezja.katowice.pl
: http://www.wawrzyniec.info
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: churches, architectural monuments
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: admission free
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: whole year

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