The Saints Peter and Paul Church in Mątowy Wielkie

It is the home village of Blessed Dorothea of Montau, who ended her life in 1397, bricked up in a hermit’s cell established against the wall of the Cathedral in Kwidzyn. This church, originally a half-timbered establishment, was built in stages from the 1340s. At present, it is a two-aisle brick church with a half-brick tower topped with a wooden cupola. The tower houses a 17th-Century bell and a second, alarm bell which dates back to 1700.

The interiors of the church feature the high altar with a Baroque Revival painting of its patron saints and a scene depicting the Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary above it. The side altar is fitted with a Gothic sculpture of the Mother of God, the Seat of Wisdom. It is, however, but a shadow of the former altar. The second side altar is furnished with a painting of St. Agnes and Blessed Dorothea. Other precious monuments in the church include a Gothic Pieta in the niche of the southern wall and a tabernacle with Gothic door, polychromed on the inside. Above the southern entrance there is a painting showing the Crucifixion Group with a wooden crucifix. The Baroque pulpit and baptistery with a Gothic baptismal font complete the furnishings.

As an interesting side note, on the interior part of the southern wall visitors can see carved-in dates, which show the levels of water during floods as far back as 1878. The last recorded date is 1924.

Foto: M.Bielinski, Dep. Turystyki, UMWP




Distance — 10.9 KM

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