St. Mary's Cathedral, Gorzów Wielkopolski

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St. Mary's Cathedral
Bazylika katedralna Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny w Gorzowie Wielkopolskim (Polish)
Mariä-Himmelfahrt-Dom in Landsberg (German)
Katedra Gorzów widziana od Obotryckiej.JPG
Basic information
Location Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Gorzów Catholic Diocese
Country Poland
Architectural description
Architectural style Romanesque, Brick Gothic
Completed late 13th century
Materials Brick

St. Mary's Cathedral (Polish: Bazylika katedralna Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny w Gorzowie Wielkopolskim, German: Mariä-Himmelfahrt-Dom in Landsberg) in Gorzów Wielkopolski is the seat of the Gorzów Catholic Diocese.

History[edit]

Gorzów Cathedral is the oldest building in the Polish city of Gorzów Wielkopolski. It was founded at the end of the 12th century on the site of the city's former church. The church changed its denomination to Protestantism in 1537, which was changed back in 1945 when the city was transferred to Poland. The church was named a cathedral on December 12, 1945.

The cathedral houses a painting of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary with the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Buchach.[1]

Architecture[edit]

The cathedral was constructed in the gothic style, although it also includes romanesque elements.

Gallery[edit]

Coordinates: 52°43′51″N 15°14′22″E / 52.7308°N 15.2394°E / 52.7308; 15.2394

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jan Karol Ostrowski. Kościół parafialny p. w. Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Panny Marii w Buczaczu // Kościoły i klasztory rzymskokatolickie dawnego województwa ruskiego, Kraków, «Secesja», 1993.— Cz. I, tom 1. 126 s., 364 il.— S. 23. ISBN 83-85739-09-2