Wooden Architecture of Malopolska

31 Jan 2017

Małopolska – the region of Poland in which Kraków finds itself – is something of a tourist gold mine, and diligent tourists find themselves faced with the prospect of attempting to see no less than eight sites that have made it onto the esteemed UNESCO World Heritage List. Many - like Auschwitz and Wieliczka - won’t require an introduction, however what you may not realise is that Małopolska was once famous for its monuments of wooden architecture. In the surrounding 'voivodeship' (as Polish administrative districts are known) there are some 237 sites of wooden architecture and since 2003 four have made it onto UNESCO's ‘must see’ list - those being the Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Dębno, the Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Binarowa, the Church of St. Leonard in Lipnica Muranowa, and the Church of Phillip & Jacob in Sękowa.

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