Ludźmierz

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Ludźmierz
Roman Catholic church in Ludźmierz
Roman Catholic church in Ludźmierz
Ludźmierz is located in Poland
Ludźmierz
Ludźmierz
Coordinates: 49°28′10″N 19°58′44″E / 49.46944°N 19.97889°E / 49.46944; 19.97889
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
County Nowy Targ County
Gmina Gmina Nowy Targ
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,100
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 34-471
Area code(s) +48 18
Car plates KNT

Ludźmierz [ˈlud͡ʑmjɛʂ] is a village in Poland in the Lesser Poland voivodeship, in the county of Nowy Targ.[1] Ludźmierz is the oldest village in Podhale and is located about 85 kilometres south of Kraków. It lies approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) west of Nowy Targ and 66 km (41 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków.

The building of the church which the village is famous for was begun in 1234 and completed by 1238. It is run by the Cistercians who were custodians of the site until 1824.

Ludźmierz is the birthplace of Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer.

View of the monastic gardens in Ludźmierz

Marian Sanctuary[edit]

The settlement is the site of the Marian Sanctuary in Ludźmierz, which was declared a Minor Basilica May 18, 2001. On June 7, 1997, Ludźmierz hosted Pope John Paul II, where he said the rosary in the sanctuary's Rosary Garden.

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 49°28′10″N 19°58′44″E / 49.46944°N 19.97889°E / 49.46944; 19.97889