Nowy Wiśnicz

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Nowy Wiśnicz
Castle
Castle
Coat of arms of Nowy Wiśnicz
Coat of arms
Nowy Wiśnicz is located in Poland
Nowy Wiśnicz
Nowy Wiśnicz
Coordinates: 49°55′N 20°27′E / 49.917°N 20.450°E / 49.917; 20.450
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
County Bochnia
Gmina Nowy Wiśnicz
Area
 • Total 5.05 km2 (1.95 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,716
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal code 32-720

Nowy Wiśnicz [ˈnɔvɨ ˈvʲiɕɲit͡ʂ] (Yiddish: ווישניצא Vishnitsa‎) is a small town in Bochnia County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland, with 2,724 inhabitants (2004). It is located 4 miles (6 kilometres) south of Bochnia.

Former structures

The Carmelite Church in Nowy Wiśnicz was established by Stanisław Lubomirski, voivode of Kraków to commemorate the victory over the Turks in the Battle of Khotyn (1621).[1] It was constructed according to design by Matteo Trapola between 1631-35.[1] The interior was embellished with profuse early baroque stucco decorations by Giovanni Battista Falconi, frescoes by Mathäus Ingermann of Rome, 8 marble altars with oil paintings by Ingermann and probably by José de Ribera (the founder was a passionate collector of European art).[1] Between 1942-44 the interior was devastated by the Germans and eventually the church had been demolished.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Nowy Wiśnicz, kościół karmelitów.." www.tarnowskie.koscioly.sl.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2010-02-23. 

External links

  • http://nowywisnicz.pl Official town webpage] (in Polish)
  • Jewish Community in Nowy Wiśnicz on Virtual Shtetl

Coordinates: 49°55′0″N 20°28′0″E / 49.91667°N 20.46667°E / 49.91667; 20.46667


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