August 18, 2009

Swedish Chapel

This is so-called 'Swedish Chapel' ('Kapliczka Szwedzka') from 1771. It is situated near Jagiellonska Street. It commemorates the victory of our town during the Swedish Deluge (Nowy Sacz was the first town in Poland where the Swedes became defeated). The chapel was built in the place where the Swedish soldiers were buried.

13 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Interesting history, very sweet chapel and lovely railing!

James said...

Very interesting, I didn' know that about Sweden. The chapel is so small and cute. :-)

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Cezar and Léia said...

Rest in peace...
God bless you!
Cezar

Jacob said...

Very interesting...I know little about the various European conflicts but I do know some of my Swedish ancestors were involved...maybe some are buried here?

Love photo of what appears to be a lovely final resting place.

joo said...

Wiem gdzie jest, ale nie wiedziałam że się tak nazywa:)
pozdrawiam

Ada said...

Ciekawa historia! Dobrze, że kaplica dotrwała do naszych czasów - pięknie odnowiona i zadbana.

Cristóbal said...

Interesting piece of history :) I haven't read much about Swedish invasion, but I look forward to reading about it.

nobu said...

NIce photo and interesting story.

PAK said...

Fajne rzeczy w mieście macie :)

Vogon Poet said...

A very simple chapel, it is nace when they place the year of construction just in sight! Swedes had their bad moment in Europe, but have been successful in keeping it quiet!

Hilda said...

I know so little about your history — or that of Sweden. Whatever it was about, I think it's very nice of your city to have a beautiful memorial for the Swedish soldiers. It's a charming little chapel.

Peter said...

Sweden had some great state ideas those days, fortunately forgotten!