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Sanktuarium Matki Bożej Bolesnej Limanowa

Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrow in Limanowa

Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrow in Limanowa
ul. Jana Pawła II 1, 34-600 Limanowa Tourist region: Gorce i Beskid Wyspowy
Tourist subregion: Beskidzki
Facilities at cultural sites: Photographing allowed
Type of historical sites: Sanctuaries and cult destinations
There are beacons in this object
A slender basilica with a tall tower dominates the architecture of Limanowa. This is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow.
The church was erected on the site of the older church in the years 1910–18. The stone church interior features a Gothic Pietŕ dating from the 14th century and worshipped here since 1753. Karol Wojtyła crowned the Pietŕ twice: as Archbishop of Krakow in 1966 and as Pope in 1983 on Krakow’s Błonia. The papal procession stopped for a moment in front of the basilica on the way from Krakow to Stary Sącz in 1999.
A pilgrimage of the Romas from Łososina Górna arrives here every year in September.
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