Kurzętnik – church of St Mary Magdalene


   Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Kurzętnik was built around 1300. Wars fought against the Teutonic Order in 1411-1414 and in 1454 brought many damages to the temple. The same happened during the war with Sweden in 1659. As a consequence, the church was reconstructed and rebuilt several times in the 17th century and in 1784 and 1892.


   The church was built of bricks and erratic stones on a rectangular plan with an tower added from the west. It has one nave and a wooden ceiling supported by four pairs of timber pillars. In the middle of the ceiling are placed paintings from the seventeenth century depicting the crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The gothic processional crucifix from the beginning of the 15th century has survived from the medieval furnishings.

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Website wikipedia.org, Kościół św. Marii Magdaleny w Kurzętniku.