Renaissance church with Baroque influence

Church of St Nicholas the Bishop in Pruchnik

The church was originally built as a Gothic church in the 14th century but underwent major changes in the following centuries. In the 17th century, it was rebuilt in the late Renaissance style, and in the 18th century, Baroque elements were added, including a decorative gateway. The changes and influences of various architectural orders were reflected in the shape of the church, which lost its Gothic lightness and gained a squat Baroque sturdiness. The interior is richly decorated, however, the beautiful rood beam with a passion group and the elaborate altar with columns and figures of the Evangelists attract particular attention. As well as the Baroque side altars and the decorations of the Renaissance pulpit and baptistery.

A bright brick church with a green sloping roof and a black half-round door next to a tall black cross

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