"Swieta Lipka" Swieta Lipka by alancollins
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Swieta Lipka or 'holy linden tree' comes from a medieval legend. Sentenced to death a local leader carved a wooden statue of The Virgin, which was so beautiful, he was released from captivity by the Teutonic Knights. He placed the statue in a linden tree as a token of his thanks. Within a few years healing miracles were being reports. A chapel was built on the site in 1320 by the Teutonic Knights.
Swieta Lipka may be in the middle of nowhere but it is Poland's most famous Baroque shrine. Pilgrims and tourist arrive in large numbers. The Baroque edifice that you see today was started in 1687 and is a familar yellow and white colours that is seen in eastern Polish Baroque churches.
Entrance to the complex
- Pros:Emotional place to visit
- Cons:The church can be crowded
- In a nutshell:Uplifting experience
After a visit to the church it is worth walking around the cloisters to reflect and recuperate after a highly emotional... more travel advice
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