Church of Of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

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Church of Of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Zagórze is one of the main places of the Marian cult in Podkarpacie. The late Baroque church was built at the end of the 18th century on the ruins of the original Gothic chapel, funded by King Casimir the Great. It is a single-nave building with a vestibule and sacristy, built of stone and covered with plaster, which was rebuilt and renovated after the destruction of World War I. The central point of the altar and, at the same time, the greatest treasure of the church, which is credited with miraculous healing, is the late Gothic painting of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, famous for its graces. The rich baroque interior of the church is also decorated with paintings saved from a burnt monastery, as well as a historic 17th-century baptismal font and a pulpit. Since 2012, there are also relics of John Paul II, and in front of the building there is a stone commemorating the Pope's visit in 1958. In 2007, the temple was awarded the title of the Sanctuary of the Divine Zagórska – Mother of New Life.

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45 min
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Culture