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Pabianice

Pabianice, the former capital of church estate boasts two gems of Renaissance located in the Old Market and Zamkowa Street. The former manor house of Cracow Chapter (1572-77) hosts today the Museum of the City of Pabianice, and St Mathew’s church has an interesting mass and mainly Baroque interior.

Further west along Zamkowa Street, visitors can see some monuments from an industrial epoch (the19th-20th centuries) - a huge Central Weaving Mill of Krusche-Ender company, a former hotel, the Enders’ palace and still operating a classical St Peter and Paul’s Lutheran church of the Augsburg confession.

Worth visiting / sightseeing:

  • a Renaissance fortified manor in possession of the Chapter of Cracow (1565-72, in place of an older wooden manor, in 1833 turned into a Town Hall)- the only Renaissance building of this type preserved in the region of Łódź. Already in the Middle Ages a wooden manor house serving as administrative seat of the Chapter of Cracow and the treasury was erected in this place surrounded by branches of the river Dobrzynka, a moat and a stockade, in the 15th century played host to the Polish kings – Władysław Jagiełło and Kazimierz Jagiellończyk. Currently the seat of the Museum of the Town of Pabianice;
  • a Renaissance church dedicated to St Mateusz (1572-77, designed by Wawrzyniec Lorek, based on the cathedral in Płock) – one of the most interesting Renaissance churches in the region of Łódź.
  • a neo-Gothic church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary (since 1898, designed by T.Markiewicz);
  • a Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession dedicated to St Peter and St Paul (1827-31)-
    a classical structure in the shape of a rotunda covered with a conical roof and a lantern on its top. In the upper part of the frontage – sculptures coming from chisel of A.Pruszyński – on the right St Peter, on the left St Paul;
  • an evangelical cemetery – the burial place of many citizens of Pabianice mainly Germans or their polonized descendants of Lutheran-Augsburg confession. At the main entrance a huge tomb of the Kruche and Ender families (industrialists) topped with a monumental statue of Christ in front of which there is a marble slab covering the entrance to catacombs;
  • a Jewish cemetery – partly destroyed, surrounded by a fence ,with many graves of members of the Jewish community in Pabianice
  • three historic weavers’ houses- a wooden one ( ul.Św Jana), two brick-built ones ( ul. Zamkowa) erected in the first half of the 19th century.

    ROTWLUpdated: 2010-12-14 14:28:09
    Modified by: Marek Lawin
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