Tczew – Dominican church

History

The church was founded in 1289 by prince Mestwin, who brought Dominicans to Tczew. Its oldest part, the chancel, was completed after 1308. After the dissolution of Dominican Order, the church was rebuilt to the school. In 1852 it was restored and as a temple was used by Evangelicals until 1945. After World War II, the church returned to Catholics.

Architecture

The church is a gothic one-nave building, five-span on a rectangular plan with a lower, three-sided ended chancel and sacristy from the north. The buttresses of the nave were pulled inside the corpus, while the chancel was strengthened from the outside. From the west, an octagonal tower rises above the entrance porch. The interior of the church received stellar vaults.

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bibliography:
Grzyb A., Strzeliński K., Najstarsze kościoły Kociewia, Starogard Gdański, 2008.

Grzybkowski A., Gotycka architektura murowana w Polsce, Warszawa 2016.
Website wikipedia.org, Kościół św. Stanisława Kostki w Tczewie.