Archangel Michael Church

Dębno, Poland

The wooden church of the Archangel Michael in Debno is first mentioned in 1335. The present building, the second on the site, dates from the late 15th century. This church has a unique example of medieval decorations. The ceiling and the interior walls are painted using stencils from the 15th and 16th centuries. The decoration contains more than 77 motifs: architectural recalling Gothic forms, animal, human and religious.

The church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wooden Churches of Southern Lesser Poland and Subcarpathia. The wooden churches of southern Little Poland represent outstanding examples of the different aspects of medieval church-building traditions in Roman Catholic culture.

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Kościelna 39, Dębno, Poland
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Piotr Majchrowicz (20 days ago)
Beautiful wooden church. Worth seeing
Janusz Korda (9 months ago)
Amazing place
Tomáš Plevko (10 months ago)
Really lovely small wooden church. Not so many tourists, so it didn't lost the spiritual feeling.
Tomáš Plevko (10 months ago)
Really lovely small wooden church. Not so many tourists, so it didn't lost the spiritual feeling.
Jeroen De Lille (10 months ago)
Nice wooden church, still in use.
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