Missionary Church

Missionary Church.

Apart from the Bernardine Church, the largest and most conspicuous building in Stradom is on the west (left) on the side of the street, the late-baroque Church of the Missionaries of St.. Paul, built between 1719-1728 by Kacper Bażanka – an outstanding architect educated in Rome. The facade is squeezed into a number of other buildings, imitating monumental Roman baroque churches, is a beautiful example of the Krakow style of the Counter-Reformation era. Its structure and architectural beauty can catch your eye for a long time. The main entrance was constructed like this, that those who come in experience a kind of pleasure, rising to a height of five parade steps and passing between two majestic columns.

In a single-nave interior, small, but rich and dignified, one gets the impression, that something is constantly moving somewhere. This illusion is certainly enhanced by the mirrors that play a flickering game of reflections and illuminate various places in the church. They are seconded by the glow of countless crystals and pendants from the two central chandeliers. Above these light reflections, the vault lives with the life of the colorful figures in the paintings. In the main altar, a rather gloomy painting of St.. Paul, painted by the Polish painter Tadeusz Kuntze in the 18th century.

The dirty orange-colored building adjacent to the church, with an impressive portal, belongs to the Missionary Monastery.

More or less in front of the temple, where St.. Agnieszka, there is a cinema in Warsaw, which was the site of political rallies before the war.