Nowy Wiśnicz

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Nowy Wiśnicz
Castle
Castle
Coat of arms of Nowy Wiśnicz
Coat of arms
Nowy Wiśnicz is located in Poland
Nowy Wiśnicz
Nowy Wiśnicz
Coordinates: 49°55′N 20°27′E / 49.917°N 20.450°E / 49.917; 20.450
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
County Bochnia
Gmina Nowy Wiśnicz
Area
 • Total 5.05 km2 (1.95 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,716
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal code 32-720

Nowy Wiśnicz [ˈnɔvɨ ˈvʲiɕɲit͡ʂ] (Yiddish: ווישניצא Vishnitsa) is a small town in Bochnia County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland, with 2,724 inhabitants (2004). It is located 4 miles (6 kilometres) south of Bochnia.

Former structures[edit]

The Carmelite Church in Nowy Wiśnicz was established by Stanisław Lubomirski, voivode of Kraków to commemorate the victory over the Turks in the Battle of Khotyn (1621).[1] It was constructed according to design by Matteo Trapola between 1631-35.[1] The interior was embellished with profuse early baroque stucco decorations by Giovanni Battista Falconi, frescoes by Mathäus Ingermann of Rome, 8 marble altars with oil paintings by Ingermann and probably by José de Ribera (the founder was a passionate collector of European art).[1] Between 1942-44 the interior was devastated by the Germans and eventually the church had been demolished.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (Polish) "Nowy Wiśnicz, kościół karmelitów...". www.tarnowskie.koscioly.sl.pl. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 

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Coordinates: 49°55′0″N 20°28′0″E / 49.91667°N 20.46667°E / 49.91667; 20.46667