Sulejów Abbey

Sulejów, Poland

Sulejów Abbey was a Cistercian abbey founded in 1176 by the duke Kazimierz II the Just. The town of Sulejów grew up round it. The most notable parts of the abbey are the Romanesque church of Saint Thomas Becket of Canterbury and Romanesque fortifications which stopped the Mongol Hordes in the 13th century.

The monastery was dissolved in 1810. After many years of industrial and business use the surviving buildings are now used by the present parish.



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Opacka 13, Sulejów, Poland
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Founded: 1176
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Paulina (7 months ago)
A wonderful place. One of the few Romanesque buildings, a large part of which has been preserved in its original form. The remaining fragments from various periods of expansion. The state of preservation varies. The Romanesque church is very impressive. I was lucky because I was there completely alone - immaculate silence, furniture and paintings that spoke of their ancient beauty. Magical aura. In addition, there is a wealth of preserved details from subsequent eras - starting from the 13th century. The southern part of the monastery fell into ruin years ago and only fragments remain, partially reconstructed. The southern wall, from the Pilica side, is a beautiful example of this. Currently, the remains of the refectory and the monks' cells are overgrown and neglected, and you have to be careful because you can fall into the cellars through a hole in the ground. The arsenal building from the 16th/17th century is under renovation. Fantastic surroundings, I highly recommend it.
Linda Hamilton (11 months ago)
Adekunle AYOOLA (2 years ago)
good old structure and still standing......
Jacek Kowalski (2 years ago)
It's a nice place, but unfortunately when it comes to Miód i Wino restaurants, it's a misunderstanding. Very little choice of dishes, upon order - Lunch dishes and drinks. Waiting for the drinks only takes about 30 minutes. This is not how it should be. When it comes to food, today salads cannot be eaten. No basic spices - salt. Out of 9 people, only one person was satisfied with the meal. Also for me only 1 star.
Piotr Świderski (2 years ago)
August 17-19 are for me and my wife moments of relaxation, rest in an atmospheric and amazing place. Authentically, this facility takes us back to the historical times of the Middle Ages (including music, building complex and equipment). Adding to this modern attractions (swimming pool with attractions, SPA with, among others, a floating pool, which made a great impression on us, my wife praised the candle massage very much), good cuisine and very friendly service, you can really spend wonderful moments in the vicinity of Pilica. I heartily recommend!
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