St. Leonard's Church

Lipnica Murowana, Poland

The Church of St Leonard was built at the end of the 15th century. From this date have survived parts of the polychrome decoration stencilled on the ceiling of the nave. The church was situated outside the defensive wall of the township and had the function of a cemetery church, a function that it still fulfils. It has been renovated many times, but this has not significantly affected its form or spatial arrangement

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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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Łukasz Bartkiewicz (18 months ago)
Piękny drewniany kościół. Obok wielki dąb - do środka pnia może wejść nawet dorosła osoba.
Gert Pedersen (18 months ago)
Very very beautiful place
Wieslaw Zabawa (2 years ago)
Według miejscowej tradycji pochodzi z 1143 lub 1203 roku, taką datę można przeczytać ma północno- wschodniej ścianie prezbiterium. Stoi na miejscu dawnej pogańskiej gontyny. Wraz z otwarciem drzwi wyłania się surowe proste, ale piękne wnętrze. Zachował się do dziś w stanie prawie niezmienionym i należy do najcenniejszych drewnianych kościołów gotyckich w Polsce. Jest oczywiście na liscie UNESCO. To absolutna perełka archtektoniczna. We wnętrzu każdy fragment tego obiektu można i należy podziwiać. Za ołtarzem niespodzianka - pogański posąg Światowida.
Ekonomia Globalna (3 years ago)
Extraordinary place
Piotr Garbacz (4 years ago)
great church
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