Collegiate Church of St. Mary and St. Alexius, Tum

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The Collegiate church of St. Mary and St. Alexius in Tum is a Romanesque church constructed out of granite blocks. It was built between the years 1140 and 1161.

The church was built using the opus emplectum technique. It has the form of an aisled basilica with galleries, a twin-tower west facade, and two apses (west and east). Round turrets at the east were added during reconstruction after World War II. The church resembles the Wawel Cathedral founded by Władysław I Herman. It was rebuilt in 15th and at the end of 18th century and burned in 1939; reconstruction ended in 1954. The main (north) portal is sculpted and dates back to the first half of 12th century.

The crucifix inside the church was designed in 1943 by Józef Gosławski.[1]

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  1. ^ Rudzka, Anna (2009). Józef Gosławski. Rzeźby, monety, medale (in Polish). Warsaw: Alegoria. p. 37. ISBN 978-83-62248-00-1. 

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Coordinates: 52°03′21″N 19°13′58″E / 52.05583°N 19.23278°E / 52.05583; 19.23278