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Condition after WWII
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How to get
The church was built between 1609 and 1626 by an unknown architect. The project was initiated by Piotr Skarga, probably the most famous preacher in Polish history. He was also the leading figure of the Counter-Reformation in the Polish-Lithuanian Kingdom, which was successful in Poland. He had a strong ally in King Sigismund III Vasa. On the Sigismund Column, which stands on the King’s Castle Square, the king is depicted with a sword and cross, not without reason.
The church was destroyed during the Polish-Swedish War (1655-1660) and rebuilt in its present form.
The Jesuits did not return to the church until 1918, after having been forced to leave it in 1773.
In 1944, the church together with the old town was completely destroyed.
Unfortunately, Castle Square is not barrier-free. Swietojanska Street is not passable with a wheelchair. To get into the church, unfortunately, you also have to negotiate stairs.