The wooden churches of southern Little Poland represent outstanding examples of the different aspects of medieval church-building traditions in Roman Catholic culture. Built using the horizontal log technique, common in eastern and northern Europe since the Middle Ages.The wooden church style of the region originated in the late Medieval, the late sixteenth century, and began with Gothic ornament and polychrome detail, but because they were timber construction, the structure, general form, and feeling is entirely different from the gothic architecture or Polish Gothic (in stone or brick). Later construction show Rococo and Baroque ornamental influence. The form of these Roman Catholic churches is deeply influenced by the Greco-Catholic and Orthodox presence in the region.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kosciol Sw Leonarda, Lipnica Murowana, Lesser Poland Province, Southern PolandA medieval wooden church, richly decorated inside, located within a small town of Lipnica Murowana.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Church St. Michael the Archangel in Binarowa, Binarowa, Lesser Poland Province, Southern PolandAn outstanding example of finest wooden architecture. Incredible wall paintings inside.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Church of St. Philip and St. James the Apostles, Sekowa, Lesser Poland Province, Southern PolandAn ancient wooden church which miracolously survived World War I.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: St. Michael Archangel's Church in Debno, Debno, Western Pomerania Province, Western PolandThe most famous of Poland's wooden churches, located by the Czorsztyn Lake, in the Carpathian Mountains.Duration: 45 minutes