"Church in Nawiady - the oldest in the area" Mazury Off The Beaten Path Tip by evaanna

Mazury Off The Beaten Path: 3 reviews and 11 photos

  Part of church in Nawiady
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  • Part of church in Nawiady - Mazury
      Part of church in Nawiady
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  • Church in Nawiady - Mazury
      Church in Nawiady
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  • Plaque in memory of victims of WWI - Mazury
      Plaque in memory of victims of WWI
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  • Church in Nawiady - Mazury
      Church in Nawiady
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  • Stork's nest on a chimney in the distance - Mazury
      Stork's nest on a chimney in the distance
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This former Evangelical and now Catholic church was built in 1600-1603, with a wooden tower dating back to 1687. It has a late-Rennaissance main altar and an organ from 1806. We couldn't see the interior though as Mass was being celebrated there the only time we found it open. In the hall there is an interesting metal plaque in memory of the local people killed in WWI with a long list of the names of the victims.
For many years the vicar of the church was Jan Brafkowius (1678-1738), the editor of the hymn-book 'Selected hymns translated from the German by Jan Brafkowius'.
If you visit the place with your children, they will love the stork's nest on the barn right across the street and another on a chimney visible in the distance.

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  • Updated Jul 5, 2009
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