Camaldolese Hermit Monastery

Bielany, Poland

The Camaldolese monastery in Bielany was established there in the first half of the 17th century, damaged in 1655 during the Polish-Swedish war and rebuilt after a fire in 1814. It consists of hermitages and the Assumption of Mary Church.



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Founded: 17th century
Category: Religious sites in Poland


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Joanna Lech (10 months ago)
Mysterious because it is a clause with restrictions for tourists, especially women. It looks beautiful from the A 4 motorway.
I M (12 months ago)
I was walking to the convent from Błonia in Krakow, looking in vain for signposts, "hanged myself" on GPS (Google maps) and easily got there, walked less than two hours, about 5 km, the road was generally heavily forested and I felt practically no heat. Women can enter the monastery only on selected days of the year, e.g. August 15, clothes covering the shoulders and knees are obligatory, no move in shorts! The interior of the church is captivating, where I did not see a work of art, but I did not notice the organ. It was worth going, I recommend it
Zdzislaw Brzezniak (13 months ago)
Wonderful place. Unfortunately, "open from 10:00 to 11:00" seems to be inaccurate
Tomek z Podlasia (16 months ago)
One of my favorite places. From time to time I go on stays of several days. Before I went there for the first time, I read opinions that Camaldolese live by some ancient, anachronistic, bizarre rules. After the first few days' stay, I was sure that it is not the Camaldolese who live according to a strange order, but that there is something wrong with the modern world, probably primarily that it is focused on rush, consumption, chasing the delusions of this world. With the Camaldolese monks, I managed to regain my inner peace, look at everything from a distance, and worry less about everyday matters.
Ewa Dziarska (2 years ago)
It's hard to judge how closed
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