While those fabled eight are perhaps the most exemplary and culturally valuable of Małopolska's wooden sacral architecture, as you may have guessed they also aren’t the easiest to incorporate on a flying visit from Kraków, and the Wooden Architecture trail most certainly favours drivers with a good map and a fearless attitude regarding the roads of Poland. Those with less time, or simply looking for an easier way to admire some local wooden architecture can view examples of the ancient craft within Kraków’s own city limits by paying a visit to St. Margaret’s Chapel in the Salwator district, or head to Nowa Huta to find the Church of St. John the Baptist, as well as Mogiła's Church of St. Bartholomew. All three pre-date the 18th century (St. Bartholomew's actually dates back to the 15th century) and are not only excellent examples of the region's timber architecture, but also rewarding and delightfully offbeat destinations all too often ignored.
Wooden Architecture Sites in Małopolska
Located some 145km away at the eastern edge of Małopolska near Biecz, this wooden beauty dates back to around 1500 and is the second oldest church in the …