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History

HistoryThe first parochial (parich) church, very likely to had been built in wood, existed in Swidnica at least since 1250. Even before the end of 13th century the foundation for new, brick churck had commenced. Information about that can be found in the lists of pilgrimage from the years 1288-1303. These documents also show that even then the patrons of the church were martyrs: St. Wenceslaus and St. Stanisław. The interiors of the temple were very modest and there was only one main altar and the altar of St. John, founded by Kunigunde de Amore…
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The Tower

The TowerThe Tower is made of stone blocks which were strengthened by 288 hundredweight of lead. The holes that are visible on the stones served as a base for metal pinchers for lifting the stones up. The height of the tower is 103 meters and it consist of 5 floors. The last floor that transforms into an octagon has fixed little columns in each corner. There, under canopies, are statues of St. Stanislaus. and St. Wenceslas, St. Mary and St. Hedwig, St. Peter and St. Paul, St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist…
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Monuments

MonumentsIn the front square outside the church there is a sandstone column of St. Florian. The column was founded by the Jesuits in thanks for his deliverance from the fire after a lightning strike. At its base a Latin inscription was placed with a hidden date: “DIVVs FLorIanVs aDVersVs INCENDIE patronVs (1684.)” which means St. Florian patron, protector against fire. In the western facade of the temple there four portals with sandstone sculptures, including Crucifixion as well as statues: the Virgin Mary and Child…
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Virtually

VirtuallyTo visit the church, you do not have to come to Swidnica. This does not mean, of course, that we don’t want you to see this beautiful piece of architecture with your own eyes – you’re most welcome to do so! Until then, though, visit it virtually! This ride will make you {almost} feel like you were there personally.
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Gallery

GalleryWe invite you to browse through the photos of both the church as well as its surroundings. At the moment, we present the construction photos of City Hall of Świdnica, from the very beginning until the present day, and of course the photos of Basilica itself, including pictures of the renovation.
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Version 1.0

Version 1.0If you would like to see the original Basilica’s website, built in 2002, this link will take you there. Many functions do not work, or are disconnected – this version is more for the people who visited the site in the past and feel some kind of sentiment toward it!
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