Osiek, Church of St. Andrew

Osiek, Church of St. Andrew

The slender, harmonious body of the cemetery church in Osiek, surrounded by 500-year-old oak trees (natural monuments) will leave you positively impressed. The church dates back to the 16th century and was built probably in the years 1538–49. The tower was added later (in the 17th century), while the ground floor arcades (“podcienia”) were constructed in the 18th century. It is worth having a peek inside the church to see the preserved fragments of paintings on the ceiling and walls dating back to the 16th, 17th and 18th century. The Rococo pulpit shaped as Peter’s boat stands out among the opulent furnishings.

Church of St. Andrew, Osiek, phone: +48 33 845 8217, 845 8451; admission: May–Sept, Fri 12pm–4pm, Sat 10am–12pm, Sun 12pm–4pm.

Other local attractions
Churches on the Wooden Architecture Route, e.g. in Polanka Wielka, Jawiszowice, Głębowice and Nidek
Lanckorona with its wooden buildings and a unique, atmospheric market square
Heritage Park, Nadwiślański Etnographic Park in Wygiełzów, where you can admire historic wooden buildings, e.g. small-town buildings, village architecture and sacred buildings.   

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