Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral in Radom (Kościół Mariacki) designed by Józef Pius Dziekoński (1844-1927). 1898-1918. Radom, a city under 100 km (62 miles) south of Warsaw, boasts of a splendid neo-Gothic cathedral which was built according to the model of the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel and Florian the Martyr in Warsaw, and its towers were modelled on the higher tower of St Mary’s Basilica in Krakow. Both are 72 m in height.

St. Mary’s Church in Radom is a three-nave basilica with a transept and an impressive facade containing the principal arched entrance and the dominant rose window. The interior of the Radom Cathedral resembles that of West European Gothic churches. In the main altar there is a statue of the Madonna and Child made of white Carrara marble in Rome. On both sides are the kneeling figures of angels. Under canopies are polychrome sculptures of St. Adalbert and Bishop Stanislas — Polish patron saints. Above in the centre is the figure of God the Father with angels at sides. The stained glass windows depict the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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