Brochów – church of St Roch and John the Baptist


The parish church of St. Roch and John the Baptist in Brochów was built in 1551-1561 and 1596 from the foundation of the owner of the village Jan Brochowski, the Warsaw official. The architect and builder was Jan Baptysta from Venice, the Italian murator settled permanently in Płock, builder of, among others, Warsaw barbican.


The temple is a three-nave basilica flanked by three large, cylindrical towers – two in western corners and one over a presbyterian apse. Inside there is a barrel vault decorated with a repeating rectangular motifs and covered with a rich polychrome. The area around the church is surrounded by a wall with arrowslits and four-storey bastions.

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Żabicki J., Leksykon zabytków architektury Mazowsza i Podlasia, Warszawa 2010.