Silesian Piast Mausoleum

Silesian Piast Mausoleum

It is one of the most magnificent buildings of such type in the world. It was erected parallel to the monastery church and adjoins its east wall. It is also based on an ideological programme. The ceiling paintings of both domes – the north and the south one – highlight the glorious history of the Piasts from the duchies of Świdnica and Jawor, their services as the founders of the abbey in Krzeszów, and also the role of the abbots from Krzeszów as the depositaries of the spiritual and material legacy of the Świdnica-Jawor line of the Piasts. By the wall separating the Mausoleum from the church chancel, there are sarcophaguses of two dukes: Bolko 1 the Strict (the north side) and Bolko II the Small (the south side), and the sarcophagus of Ladislaus von Zedlitz. Both sarcophagi are Baroque works, while the tombstones with the dukes’ representations that cover them date as far back as the 14th century.

Bolko I the Strict

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Holy Masses

Sundays and religious holy days:

throughout the year at 7:30 a.m.; 10 a.m.;
12 a.m.; 5 p.m.

Friday - Saturday:

From 1st May to 31st October:
at 7 a.m., 12 a.m, 6 p.m.

from 1st November to 30th April:
at 7 a.m., 5 p.m.



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58-405 Krzeszów

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