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Church of St. Mauryce (Kosciol sw. Maurycego) description and photos - Poland: Wroclaw. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Kosciol sw. Maurycego.
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St. Maurycy Church is a Roman Catholic parish church located in Wroclaw. It is one of the oldest churches in the city.
The first church on the site of the Church of St. Maurice was built of wood in the 12th century by the Walloons, a Romanesque people who inhabited the eastern suburbs of Wroclaw. After the Mongol invasion, the old church was destroyed, and the construction of a second brick church began. The brick church was consecrated in 1268 and over the next century became a religious center for residents of the city and the surrounding villages.
During the siege of Wroclaw in 1757, the towers of the church were badly damaged. After the damage was repaired, the next major reconstruction of the church began in the late 19th century. In 1899, the church was significantly expanded, a new altar was built on the site of the old one, a new sacristy appeared. The church was in this form until the beginning of World War II.
During the siege of Breslau, the Church of St. Maurice was badly damaged. Fortunately, the wooden altar of 1730, the side altars, the pulpit and the baptismal font were not damaged. Reconstruction began in 1947, the roof was replaced with a new one only in 1967.
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