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Visitationist Church

Church of St. Joseph of the Visitationists (Polish: Kościół Opieki św. Józefa w Warszawie) commonly known as the Visitationist Church (Polish: Kościół Wizytek) is a Roman Catholic church in Warsaw, Poland, situated at Krakowskie Przedmieście 34. One of the most notable rococo churches in Poland's capital, its construction was begun in 1664 and completed in 1761.

Visitationists Church
Kościół Wizytek(in Polish)
Visitationist Church.
General information
Architectural styleBaroque
Town or cityWarsaw
CountryPoland
Construction started1664
Completed1761
Design and construction
ArchitectKarol Antoni Bay
Ephraim Schröger

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Interior
Visitationist Church in 1780 by Bernardo Bellotto.

The first wooden church was established in 1651 by Queen Marie Louise Gonzaga de Nevers for the French Order of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This church was burned down by the Swedes during the Deluge in 1656.

In 1664 the Visitationists started to build a new oblong church. The first stone was laid by primate Wacław Leszczyński. This unfinished church burned in 1695. After the fire, the church was restored again. The new foundation was made in 1728 by a stateswoman Elżbieta Sieniawska following the plan of her private architect Karol Antoni Bay. The structural work was finished in 1761. The finishing touch was finally given in 1765.

The church's main claim to fame, in Polish eyes, is that Fryderyk Chopin used to play the church organ here, mainly during services for schoolchildren.

In front of this late-baroque church stands a statue of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, primate of Poland from 1948 to 1981.

The nave with main altar and 6 side chapels in Baroque style are embellished with rich Rococo decorations. There is an impressive and unique pulpit in a shape of boat and also a lot of old sculptures, paintings by old Polish, Italian and French masters (including Saint Louis de Gonzaga by Daniel Schultz), portraits of famous and noble Poles and tabernacle made of ebony and silver. This exceptional tabernacle, which initially was placed in the chapel of Villa Regia Palace in Warsaw, was donated to the church by Queen Marie Louise Gonzaga de Nevers in 1654.

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  2. Frederick Niecks. "Frederick Chopin, as a Man and Musician". Project Gutenberg. Retrieved2008-02-12.
  3. "Kościół sióstr wizytek". dziedzictwo.ekai.pl (in Polish). Retrieved2008-02-12.
  4. Juliusz Chrościcki (1973). "Kościół Wizytek". sztuka.net (in Polish). Retrieved2008-02-12.

Coordinates:52°14′28″N21°1′03″E /52.24111°N 21.01750°E /52.24111; 21.01750

Visitationist Church
Visitationist Church Language Watch Edit Church of St Joseph of the Visitationists Polish Kosciol Opieki sw Jozefa w Warszawie commonly known as the Visitationist Church Polish Kosciol Wizytek is a Roman Catholic church in Warsaw Poland situated at Krakowskie Przedmiescie 34 One of the most notable rococo churches in Poland s capital its construction was begun in 1664 and completed in 1761 Visitationists Church Kosciol Wizytek in Polish Visitationist Church General informationArchitectural styleBaroqueTown or cityWarsawCountryPolandConstruction started1664Completed1761Design and constructionArchitectKarol Antoni Bay Ephraim Schroger Contents 1 History 2 Interior 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory Edit Interior Visitationist Church in 1780 by Bernardo Bellotto The first wooden church was established in 1651 by Queen Marie Louise Gonzaga de Nevers for the French Order of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary This church was burned down by the Swedes during the Deluge in 1656 1 In 1664 the Visitationists started to build a new oblong church The first stone was laid by primate Waclaw Leszczynski This unfinished church burned in 1695 After the fire the church was restored again The new foundation was made in 1728 by a stateswoman Elzbieta Sieniawska following the plan of her private architect Karol Antoni Bay 1 The structural work was finished in 1761 The finishing touch was finally given in 1765 The church s main claim to fame in Polish eyes is that Fryderyk Chopin used to play the church organ here mainly during services for schoolchildren 2 In front of this late baroque church stands a statue of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski 3 primate of Poland from 1948 to 1981 Interior EditThe nave with main altar and 6 side chapels in Baroque style are embellished with rich Rococo decorations There is an impressive and unique pulpit in a shape of boat and also a lot of old sculptures paintings by old Polish Italian and French masters including Saint Louis de Gonzaga by Daniel Schultz 4 portraits of famous and noble Poles and tabernacle made of ebony and silver This exceptional tabernacle which initially was placed in the chapel of Villa Regia Palace in Warsaw was donated to the church by Queen Marie Louise Gonzaga de Nevers in 1654 4 See also EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Visitation Order church in Warsaw St Martin s Church Church of the Holy Cross Field Cathedral of the Polish Army St Florian s CathedralReferences Edit a b Stefan Kieniewicz ed 1984 Warszawa w latach 1526 1795 in Polish Warsaw ISBN 83 01 03323 1 Frederick Niecks Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician Project Gutenberg Retrieved 2008 02 12 Kosciol siostr wizytek dziedzictwo ekai pl in Polish Retrieved 2008 02 12 a b Juliusz Chroscicki 1973 Kosciol Wizytek sztuka net in Polish Retrieved 2008 02 12 External links EditChurch of St Joseph in sztuka net Coordinates 52 14 28 N 21 1 03 E 52 24111 N 21 01750 E 52 24111 21 01750 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Visitationist Church amp oldid 1002607466, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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