View on the Rectorial Church from the side of Gabriel Narutowicz Street

The former Bridgettines' Church – nowadays dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Victorious was built in years 1412 - 1426 in the place of the chapel (built in1396) for the Bridgettine Order, nuns and monks, brought over from Gdańsk in the year 1426. The church and the monastery were founded by Władysław Jagiełło, as the thanksgiving vote for the Grunwald victory. The tower was built in the first half the 16th century and elevated in the end of the 16th or at the beginning the 17th century.

The church was built in the Gothic style. Its peculiarity is the asymmetrical division of the interior into two aisles. The original interior was decorated with wall paintings and covered with a flat ceiling, replaced about the mid-16th century by the gothic cross-ribbed vault.

The vault in the chancel has an early Baroque decoration from the times of the Abbess - Dorota Firlejówna (1631-1660).

The old interior furnishings are worth to be noted: the Gothic painting of St. Bridget from the 15th century placed in the main chancel's altar, painted on a board (a part of the old triptych), probably the Scandinavian import; paintings in stalls and benches are depicting scenes from the life of St. Bridget, probably Jan Szretter's brush, the second quarter of the 17th century. Over the vault of the main aisle (in the attic) some fragments of the gothic painting decoration have remained, probably from the years 1460-1470. The polychrome was originally below the ceiling, covering the aisle. One of the fragments depicts the procession of knights with the king's leadership in the background of the city, accompanied by burghers on horseback and it is ranked as one of the earliest Polish paintings on secular subjects. The old Gothic portal has been discovered in the north wall of the church.

We invite you to visit the website of the church and get acquainted with our cultural offer and individual exhibitions.

We also invite you to visit our historic temple from Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 17:00 and on Saturdays after prior telephone booking.

During your visit, you will get to know the history of our church since the year 1412, i.e. the date of the foundation by King Władysław Jagiełło to this day.

You will see the oldest painting we can admire in our city (St. Bridget's), the unique frescoes that have survived in quite unusual place, the church tower and the viewpoint. The crypts are also an interesting place that were discovered during the renovations in the years 2011-12.

Tickets cost 5 PLN normal and a concessionary fee 2.5 PLN. Half price tickets are available in the sacristy. Buying a ticket guarantees a guide.