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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* Zeeby (5 months ago)
A very picturesque and charming little church in a very quiet place. Visiting the interior is only possible after prior arrangement with the local guide. All the necessary informations are on the board next to the church.
Anna Gąciarz (2 years ago)
Splendid, atmospheric little church. It feels like time has stopped here. I love also an old oak and the graveyard surrounding the church. I also recommend to visit it inside, to see the impressive polychromies.
Steve Knight (3 years ago)
Beautiful old wooden church. Excellent audio guide. Must call before visit to arrange access
Christy Piszkiewicz (4 years ago)
Beautiful hand painted walls and wooden carved items nestled in a wooden area this is a great place !!!
Gumides (4 years ago)
Picturesque little old wooden church
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