Photographer's Note

The Cistercians are a Catholic religious order of enclosed monks and nuns, whose monasteries and abbeys have been built from 1098. The first Cistercian abbey was Cīteaux Abbey. Their monasteries spread throughout Europe during the Middle Ages, but many were closed during the Protestant Reformation, the Dissolution of the Monasteries under King Henry VIII, the French Revolution, and the revolutions of the 18th century. Some survived and new monasteries have been founded since the 19th century. The Cistercian Abbey consists of a church and monastery, with a large garden-park behind it.
The Cistercians came to Poland in 1140 and founded abbeys around the country, including this one in 1222. The church has a large three-nave interior with a balanced mix of Gothic, Renaissance and baroque furnishings and decoration. Have a look at the Chapel of the Crucified Christ (in the left transept), the polyptych in the high altar and the beautiful stained-glass windows behind it.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Mark Covax (VanCovax) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 17] (60)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-02-08
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/333 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-03-19 9:50
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