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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Agnes Janowicz (2 years ago)
A lovely 15 century church. Quite an experience to see this type of architecture so well preserved. Unfortunately it suffers from its own popularity and you can only visit in a group herded in and out after listening to a brief recorded historical outline. I would recommend though as this is quite an unique place.
Nerys Johnson (2 years ago)
A Unesco recognised wooden church with over 70 painted designs inside. Definitely worth a visit and a pray. The toilet is a short walk with the lady from the church who has the key and was 2pln A love setting, the visit to the church was included in my Rafting day trip from Zakopane
Prince Dumebi Jonathan (3 years ago)
An interesting place with cool paintings and cravings. Old but sturdy.
Maurycy Hartman (3 years ago)
Very pretty and a great monument to very old times! The parish priest is very arrogant though, you cannot enter the church unless it is a mass or the priest lets you in. It's a pity because it is very very exceptional onthe inside as well.
Aistė Ražinskaitė (3 years ago)
Very nice and apparently there are interesting stories about the paintings and woodworks inside, but info in English is very limited.
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