Prabuty – St Mary’s Chapel

History

Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary also called the Polish church was erected by the bishop of Pomezan Jan I Moench in the years 1378-1402. The temple was located in the suburb, outside the city walls. The name was taken from the fact that the service was devoted to the Polish people who could not live in the city. In 1412 bishop Jan II Ryman confirmed the independence of the chapel as a parish church, and at the end of the 15th century bishop Jan IV gave the church to the Carmelite Order of Gdańsk.

Architecture

The building was erected in gothic style. Its eastern gable has an openwork wall with circular openings and three niches with blendes and windows. The western gable has a wall with four niches and small biforas on the left and right sides. There is a tower on it, built on an octagonal plan in the form of a defensive tower. Both gables are decorated with slender pinnacles. Inside the temple is a polychrome wooden ceiling from the 18th century.

Current state

At present, there is a Chamber of Remembrance in the chapel, where you can see everyday objects, old agricultural and craft tools, military, numismatic collections, and works by local artists. The chapel is open during the summer.

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bibliography:
Website wikipedia.org, Kościół polski w Prabutach.