St. Nicholas Monuments in Poland
St. Nicholas is found in many places besides churches. Click for larger images.
This image of St. Nicholas is on the front of the Nicholas Hotel in Krackow.
The statue of St. Nicolaas, children's patron saint, is in front of the former Rabka train station, now just a railway stop. It is said to be the only public statue of St. Nicholas in Poland, blessed by John Paul II when installed December 6, 2004.. He is the patron saint of Rabka. There are just three cities marked on the globe: Rabka-Zdroj, as he is to care for the children treated in this spa town; Myra, in Turkey where he was a bishop; Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, said to be St. Nicholas home.
The St. Nicholas relief is on the front of the St. Nicholas House on the Market Square in Kazimierz Dolny. The townhouses were built in the early 1600s by two merchant brothers, Nicholas and Christopher Przybyla. The two houses are dedicated to their patron saints: St. Nicholas and St. Christopher. The brothers were prosperous grain merchants. The Nicholas house was restored after the war. St. Nicholas House has been featured on two Polish stamps in 1954 and 1975.