Church of the Archangel Michael

Binarowa, Poland

The Church of the Archangel Michael in Binarowa was built around 1500. In 1595 a tower was added to the west end, and at the beginning of the 17th century the church was enclosed by an external arcade. Window openings were enlarged and new polychrome decoration replaced the earlier stencilled work. The church is decorated with numerous sculptures and paintings of angels.

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: 1500
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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오징징쭈꾸미 (3 years ago)
Wooden cathedral, A beautiful wooden cathedral in a quiet rural village. It is made of wood, so the unique and cozy atmosphere is impressive. Inside, the colorful murals are stylish
Slawomir Juliusz Piszczek (3 years ago)
Wonderful polychrome. Virtually the entire temple fills up. I am in love until today☺ I recommend a visit!
Piotr Stępniak (3 years ago)
Must see
Kamil Pasterski (3 years ago)
Of the wooden churches - one of the most beautiful. It is impossible not to visit it.
malg. orz. (3 years ago)
Beautiful place! I strongly invite all travelers in the area to stop and breathe in the shade of this beautiful temple! I cordially greet Mrs. Małgosia, who tells so beautifully about the church and its rich interior.
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