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Małopolska Wooden Architecture Route

Małopolska Wooden Architecture Route

Charming Catholic churches, lofty Orthodox churches, magnificent manor houses, elegant villas and simple, yet beautiful cottages… all made of wood. Such unique buildings can be admired on the Wooden Architecture Route.

In the Małopolska Province, the route covers over 1500 km and includes 250 various buildings and building complexes. The most famous among them are naturally those inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites: the churches in Binarowa, Dębno Podhalańskie, Lipnica Murowana and Sękowa. These are however just a few examples from a plethora of incredibly valuable buildings located on the Małopolska route. It must be remembered that historic wooden architecture – an inherent element of the Polish landscape, is in fact best preserved in Małopolska. It merges beautifully with the local landscape – green valleys, picturesque hills and soaring mountain peaks.  All buildings on the Wooden Architecture Route have information boards, as well as road signs that will lead you to them. From May to September, as part of the “Open Wooden Architecture Route” project, some churches (including the Orthodox ones) are open to visitors. It is a unique opportunity to see what is normally inaccessible. 

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