Nowy Targ, St. Anna’s Cemetery Church

Nowy Targ, St. Anna’s Cemetery Church

The beginnings of the innovative St. Anna’s Church are quite mysterious and unknown. Folk legends claim it was built at the beginning of the 13th century (the inscription above the chancel says 1219, but there is no evidence that this is the year of the construction), but the second half of the 15th century is a much more realistic option. The church, rising from a small, yet steep hill, has undergone a few alterations, but managed to maintain the harmony of its body. It looks very enchanting, on account of its tall, shingled roof and a younger, most probably 18th century tower crowned with a bulbous dome. The interior is decorated with paintings from 1880, while furnishings include items from different periods. The late Baroque main altar contains precious paintings from the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries.

St. Anna’s Church, ul. św. Anny (cemetery premises), Niwa district, Nowy Targ, Parish phone number: 18 266 6750; opening hours: May–Sep, Thu 2pm–6pm, Fri 2pm–6pm, Sat 10am–2pm.

Other local attractions
Nowy Targ, St. Catherine's Church - the oldest existing church in Podhale, built in 1346, market square surrounded by historic tenement buildings, a 19th century town hall, and a good starting point for hiking, cycling, skiing and canoeing.
Sanctuary of Our Lady Queen of Podhale in Ludźmierz, with a wonderful figurine of the Virgin Mary of Ludźmierz from the 15th century and a beautiful rosary garden

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