Church of St. Philip & St. Jacob in Sękowa

  Sękowa 13, Sękowa      (+48) 18 351 81 69     more than a year ago
Buried deep in the southeastern corner of Małopolska, just south of Gorlice and some 137km away from Kraków, this house of worship was built in 1520 using larch wood and is notable for its dogged survival alone. In 1915 it found itself right on the frontline of WWI and suffered horrendous damage both inside and out. The 1990s saw a huge programme of restoration undertaken, and today the church is back to its best, complete with a 17th century altar and a stone font used for baptisms that goes back to the 16th century. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2003 and the interiors are open for free visits year-round. The Sękowa River runs right behind the church, from which there is access down to the rather picturesque stream.


Connect via social media
google sign in button
Leave a comment using your email This e-mail address is not valid
Please enter your name*

Please share your location

Enter your message*
Put our app in your pocket
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here. AGREE