Bobowa – St Sophia Church

History

Gothic church of Saint Sophia was built in the second half of the fifteenth century, and the first mention of it comes from 1475. During the Reformation period it was temporarily occupied by the Polish Brethren, returned to the Catholics in 1646. Several times destroyed by fires it was thoroughly renewed in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Architecture

It is a single-nave building with a chancel ended on three sides, surrounded with buttresses in the corners and one located asymmetrically in the western wall of the nave. In one of the buttresses a late-gothic stoup from the fourth quarter of the 15th century was built. The church has gothic pointed windows from the 15th century. There are also three gothic portals from the 15th century, the most interesting of them, western portal leading to the nave, is pointed in a stepped frame. The interior of church is covered with a flat ceiling and decorated with fragments of 15th-century polychromy.

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bibliography:
Krasnowolski B., Leksykon zabytków architektury Małopolski, Warszawa 2013.
Webpage zabytkowekoscioly.net, Bobowa, kościół św. Zofii.