The Collegiate Church of Corpus Christi in Biecz


The Collegiate Church of Corpus Christi in Biecz is considered to be one of the most valuable monuments of sacred architecture in Poland – its monumental shape delights both the inhabitants of this land and tourists. The Gothic-style church has survived to the present day without major architectural changes. Next to the temple, there is a bell tower from the 15th century, serving as a defensive tower, which connects with the neo-Gothic chapel of St. Barbara and the old presbytery. The oldest part of the collegiate church is the chancel, to which Włodzimierz Tetmajer made the polychrome in 1905. In the central part of the late Renaissance main altar there is an exquisite work by an unknown author  the painting „The Picture from the Cross” most likely comes from the circle of Italian painting and is attributed to Michelangelo's workshop. The raw whiteness of the walls and high vaults of the naves, supported by massive columns, enhance the impression of the vastness of the interior, which is a contrast to the splendor of the chancel.


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