Object of the Country

 


  
Cistercian abbey in Henryków (Lower Silesia, Poland)

 

History of monumental baroque Cistercian abbey in Henryków (Lower Silesia) started in XIII century.
Many parts of prior buildings have survived, but some
of them are hidden inside the walls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During investigations of the monastery undertaken
in 2003-2006 old entrance to the former chapter house
was found. Rich painted decoration is very well preserved. Profiled stones of the three vaults were covered by polychromes coming from following historical periods. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More information at ARCHITECTUS


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Henryków Church (© 2014 Ewa Šwiêcka)
Henryków, polychromed doorways
Henryków, Baroque Cistercian Abbey Henryków, historic paintlayers