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Saint Vincent à Paulo Basilic

Saint Vincent à Paulo Basilic

Description

St. Vincent de Paul Basilica Minor, built between 1925 and 1939, is the largest church in Bydgoszcz, and one of the largest in Poland. The Basilica is a monumental building designed by the Polish architect Adam Ballenstaedt and modeled on the Roman Pantheon.
The most characteristic element of the neoclassical building of the church is the reinforced concrete dome with a diameter of 40 meters. The basilica is located in the immediate vicinity of Sielanka - the garden city of Bydgoszcz, the pre-war green residential area that was designed in 1910 by the famous German architect Joseph Stübben.
Basilica of St. Vincent de Paul was a gift of local communities for the return of the Pomerania to Poland. The current, modern appearance was as a result of post-war reconstruction. It is one of the largest churches in Poland. The front door are called the "Door of blessings" because of the bas- reliefs adorning them. The final interior was designed by the architect Wiktor Zin, a great promoter of the history of architecture, known for his TV program: "Pen and Charcoal".
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