Sandomierz – house of Długosz

History

The house was built by master Jan of Cracow in 1476 from the foundation of the chronicler and clergyman Jan Długosz for the congregation of priests mansioners. In the 16th century the building was decorated with an attic. In the second half of the next century the house was rebuilt. In the nineteenth century, after the dissolution of the mansions, the building fell into ruin. Only in the years 1934-1936, on the initiative of bishop Włodzimierz Jasiński, began a thorough restaurant of the building for the needs of the Diocesan Museum.

Architecture

The building was built of brick in flemish (gothic) bond on stone foundation and decorated with irregular diamonds arranged from brick zendrówka. It is a two-storey building with high gothic gables and a gable roof. In the building there is a spacious hall with two gothic portals. Over the southern portal there is a decorative erection plaque with the coat of arms of Długosz Wieniawa, dated 1476.

Current state

The building houses the Diocesan Museum with collections of sacred art. It has very valuable collections in the field of painting, sacred sculpture, textiles, fine arts and architectural decorations as well as decorative arts, ceramics, furniture collections, numismatics and archeology. Opening hours: summer (from 1 May to 30 September) from Tuesday to Saturday: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm Sundays and public holidays: 13.30 – 16.30. Winter season: (from 1 October to 31 April) from Tuesday to Saturday: 9.00 am – 3.30 pm Sundays and public holidays: 13.30 – 15.30.

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bibliography:
Website wikipedia.org, Dom Długosza w Sandomierzu.