Church of Our Lady on the Sand
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Church of Our Lady on the Sand information
This lofty 14th-century building dominates the tiny islet known as Sand Island (Wyspa Piasek). Almost all the fittings were destroyed during WWII and the half-dozen old triptychs you see inside have been collected from other Silesian churches. The wonderful Romanesque tympanum in the south aisle is the only remnant of the original 12th-century church that once stood here. There’s a mechanised szopka (nativity scene) in the first chapel to the right; make a small donation when one of the assistants turns it on.