Parish Church of Our Lady


Lesko's very pretty parish church, the oldest in Bieszczady, stands northwest of the centre of town. It was built in 1539 and its exterior still retains many Gothic features, including the eastern portal. The freestanding baroque bell tower was added in the mid-18th century.

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