Piotrków Trybunalski – St James Church

History

The parish church of St. James dates back to the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries. It was of particular importance, because here in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries the solemn sessions of all the Crown parliaments convened at that time in Piotrków and then until 1792 the ceremonial inaugurations of subsequent sessions of the Crown Tribunal began.

Architecture

The church is an hall building, buttressed, with a narrower and lower presbytery polygonaly ended. On the west side of the temple is a large, seven-storey tower. The precious gothic accent is a stepped gable with pinnacles at the nave and presbytery. In the nave and chancel have stellar vaults dating back to the early 16th century. The gothic painting from 1510, painted with tempera on the board by Marcin Czarny, a student of Wit Stwosz, is worth mentioning.

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