Church of the Holy Redeemer


Finished in 1911, this elegant church borrows from both the Renaissance and baroque periods. Demolished by the German occupiers during WWII, it was rebuilt after the war – though the communist authorities weren't happy with its prominence, and withheld permission for its towers to be reconstructed until 1955. Highlights include statues of St Peter and St Paul on the facade, and the chapel of Our Lady of Częstochowa within.

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