Krakow

Church of St. Phillip & St. Jacob

  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 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 is open for visiting from May to December.

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