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Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

plac Zamkowy

Originally, the Bolesławiec castle was located on this site. The castle was destroyed by the Swedes in the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). An evangelical church was built in its place in 1752-1756 (today: Catholic Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help). The baroque temple erected on a rectangular plan received a simple regular body and modest decoration. Two levels of galleries surround the sole-hall interior. Near the south façade, a small pavilion was built in 1778, transformed in 2010 into a chapel named after St Maria De Mattias – the patroness saint of Bolesławiec.

In 1834-1835, a tower was added to the church. It was built after Engelhard Gansel’s design. The 73-m-high bell tower was one of the first buildings in the city representing the neo-Gothic style.

In subsequent years, the church underwent further architectural modifications. The most important was the remodelling of 1906, conducted after the design of a famous modernist architect, Hans Poelzig. After World War II, the temple was again canonically erected in 1970 and its current furnishings come mainly from that time.

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