Katowice

St. Jadwiga's Church

  ul. Wolności 504, Zabrze ,   No District          (+48) 32 271 46 77     more than a year ago
Built much more recently than most other wooden churches in Silesia, the decision was taken to construct this highly unique 1929 structure out of timber instead of brick due to uncertainty over the stability of the ground beneath it, which had been stripped by mining. Designed by Charles Kuttentodta, St. Jadwiga’s is large, wondrous conglomeration of polygons with the main section being a 12-sided oval (what are those called?) surrounded by four low octagonal towers crowned with copper spires. The interior is full of ornamentation added to and restored since the time of its creation, including the high ceiling finished with ceramic tiles which had to be changed as recently as 2006 due to damage. Unfortunately it's a bit of a trek southeast from the centre down ul. Wolności to see it, but if you've got a car that's on the way back to Katowice anyway.

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