St. James Church

Powroźnik, Poland

St. James Church dates from the seventeenth or eighteenth-century. Together with different tserkvas it is designated as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine'.

The tserkva in Powroźnik has existed since around 1600, but only a part of the former structure remains, arranged into the sacristy of the present tserkva. The architecture of the present tserkva was constructed between the seventeenth and eighteenth-century, with a major reconstruction in 1813. The tserkva was moved from its former location due to the danger posed by flooding, after which it was expanded. After Operation Vistula the tserkva was transformed to a Roman Catholic church.



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Founded: 17th century
Category: Religious sites in Poland


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morris prislovsky (11 months ago)
I personally have never been there. My aunt has a few times though. My family attended church baptized, married and funerals for many centuries. I’m told that family records in the church Bible date back nearly 700 years. Been told this structure was built in 1739 being dubbed as the new church. Previous church burned. Maybe some day I will be able to visit the area and walk the same grounds as my ancestors did.
Słowik Boski (11 months ago)
Meeting history is always an interesting experience. Looking at the works of human hands that are hundreds of years old, it is impossible not to be amazed. It is puzzling how the natural environment in some regions better influences the longevity of the works of human hands. It is worth stopping for a moment here. I recommend.
Jacek H (15 months ago)
I missed the right time and couldn't see inside. Nevertheless, you can see that the monument is very well-kept.
Elżbieta Malina (16 months ago)
The historic church is located on the trail of wooden architecture. It is worth visiting, admission is free, the guide tells the story of this beautiful place very meticulously and to the point. The former church, and the present church, are surrounded by greenery, which emphasizes the view values ​​of the temple. After exploring the interior, it is worth taking a walk around.
Pawel Nawalaniec (2 years ago)
Nice. Worth visiting
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