Saint Michael the Archangel Church
|• Total||4.34 km2 (1.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
Pogorzela [pɔɡɔˈʐɛla] (German: Brandenstein) is a town in Gostyń County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland, with 1,958 inhabitants (as of 2004[update]). Pogorzela is located on the western edge of the Kalisz Upland, at the junction of county roads Krotoszyn-Gostyń and the Koźmin-Krobia.
Pogorzela is first mentioned in the early 15th century when the town was owned by Wczelów-Pogorzelskich. It is notable as the birthplace of Preczlaw of Pogarell a medieval Roman Catholic Bishop of Wrocław. In the 16th century the town became a center of Lutheranism, and in the 18th century became a centre of light industries.
- Pogorzela Town Hall
- Late-Baroque church, built between 1778–1785
- Ratusz Memorial in honor of the victims of the Nazi occupation of Poland.
- Tyszkiewicz Palace,
- The Château Park, now a City Park,
- Windmill of 1870.
- Former synagogue gutted during World War II
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