Category: Cultural Heritage

The Wooden Church of St Catherine and the Virgin of the Rosary in Rybnik-Wielopole

Wielopole is a district of Rybnik with a population of about 1800 inhabitants. It lies just north of the city center. In Wielopole, one can find a sixteenth-century church of Saint Catherine and the Virgin of the Rosary. In this shrine, which was moved here from village of Gierałtowice, the so-called stenciled polychromy was discovered on the ceiling during renovation work. The church, which is the oldest wooden monument of the Rybnik region, is located on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province.

street Górna
44-207 Rybnik
Rybnicko-Raciborski Region, Silesia
in the city/town
Contact data
: 32 424 67 88
General Information
: churches, architectural monuments, wooden architecture, sacred monuments, history sources
Prices & amenities
: admission free
: whole year
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