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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marzena szpryng (3 months ago)
A beautiful place with a miraculous painting of Our Lady of Pompeii
Marcin Gołembiewski (3 months ago)
Visiting time up to 30 minutes. The monastery attracts attention with the material from which it was built. Inside, silence and dark colors, much less gilding than is present in the Churches today.
Konrad Pokusinski (4 months ago)
A beautiful place that has been recently revitalized. You can see it is a tooth of time that touched the walls of the Cistercian monastery, i.e. very distinguished people who came to Sulejów around the 12th century, who helped in the development of the city by showing how to burn lime. A beautiful place with a beautiful history. Particularly worth visiting is the church with its old architecture, which is why this place is often the choice of couples as a wedding venue.
Paweł Stefański (6 months ago)
A very interesting historical complex. Easy access from the national road. Free parking. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, some attractions are closed. You can enter the courtyard but only the church is accessible. It is a very interesting structure. The remaining towers are closed on private premises or are in ruins, which makes them unavailable to the public. Part of the monastery is a hotel with a restaurant and, as the advertisement says, there is a brewery there, but these attractions were not available. Also located at the rear of the museum was closed. On the door there was an information about the necessity to arrange an individual tour. A place worth visiting, but only when the restrictions are lifted. Otherwise, we won't see much. Unless we're just passing through.
Mateusz Strzyżewski (9 months ago)
A beautiful place, very atmospheric and architecturally intriguing.
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