Described as being the "European Oscar in the field of Cultural Heritage", the stunning altar took was awarded in the European Heritage Europa Nostra Award’s "Conservation and Adaptive Reuse" category.
As Poland weathers its first proper winter in years with the mercury dropping to over -20 degrees Celsius and snowfall covering much of the country, we turn our attention towards the climate in general.
Measuring 13-metres high, costing nearly 14 million PLN to restore and with some piece weighing as much as 250kg, the 15th century altarpiece, the full name of which is the Altar of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding works of Gothic art in Europe.
A 17th century church in the heart of Poland’s capital Warsaw has just had a very expensive make-over.
The gold will help restore one of Warsaw’s most famous churches to its former glory.
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