Rotunda św. Mikołaja w Cieszynie

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Rotunda of St. Nicolas in Cieszyn is the one of the oldest buildings in Poland. Its image is placed on the reverse of 20 zł banknote. It was built in XI century from limestone as a castle church and for many centuries also parish church of Cieszyn (until XIV century it was the only church in this city). Round nave is covered with the stone dome. Altar is placed in the apse, visible in the picture. In 1839 Rotunda was converted into romantic pavilion with large windows. The present state of the building is the result of the preservation works in 1947-1955 which restored its original character. Nowadays rotunda functions as a sacral place in which the masses are said only once a year, in the St. Nicolas day, on the 6th of December.

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miyo0117 on August 19, 2012

Very fine capture.Wonderful photo!! LIKE!

Best wishes,miyo

Fred Quader on August 19, 2012

Hi adrzym,

nice view.


egliandré on August 19, 2012


Greetings, André

Jörg R. on August 19, 2012

You present a wonderful tower , Adam !


Best wishes , Willy

Imre Lakat on August 19, 2012

Very good picture !

Beautiful colours , and composition !

Like !

Best regards , Imre Lakat

Səməd on August 19, 2012

Amazing view! I liked.

Roman Zázvorka on August 19, 2012

Very beautiful photo, beautiful rotunda. LIKE. Kind regards and nice evening from Czech Republic to Poland. Roman

Jarda cz on August 20, 2012

Very nice photo, large monument - LIKE - Greetings from Bohemia - Jaroslav

Dezso Biczo © on August 20, 2012

Hello Adam

Rotunda of St. Nicolas - I read the information - very useful

Excellent photo, congratulations

LIKE 10.

  • My friendly greeting   -  Dezső.
kurt Oblak on August 20, 2012

Sehr schön fotografiert,Like 11,gruß KURT

Guizel J.c on August 20, 2012

Very nice picture and composition



Faintlightofdawn on August 21, 2012

charming architecture Adam, liked, best wishes, Fai

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on August 22, 2012

Beautiful shot and interesting view. Nice colors.L 15. Have a nice day, Canpao

Andre S (pilago) on August 22, 2012

Kolejne ujęcie Rotundy bardzo mi się podoba, L;)

starMAN on August 22, 2012

Adam, thanks for the info. Have not idea about the reserve of 20zl banknote. I agree with Fai, the architecture is charming and the tones are great.

Best wishes, MAN

Ernandes C Santos on August 23, 2012

Imagem preciosa, trabalho belíssimo e magnífico, Muito boa, Gosto das suas fotos, Obrigado por compartilhar, sinto-me honrado em comentar suas fotos, parabéns...L I K E...Desejo muita paz e saúde...Um abraço, do seu Amigo Ernandes...Saudações calorosas de São Paulo - Brasil

Georgi B. Todorov on August 23, 2012

Beautiful composition!LIKE

Lucien Kivit on August 23, 2012

Very beautiful and interesting heritage picture.Excellent shot, beautiful colours, LIKE 20, regards from Belgium, Lucien

One more Like dear friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mel Figueroa on August 24, 2012

hermosa arquitectura muy bonita foto, me gusta,

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Saludos, Mel

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  • Uploaded on August 18, 2012
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    by ~adrzym~
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A200
    • Taken on 2012/08/06 15:01:27
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -1.30 EV
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