Ruins of the Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites

Zagórz, Poland

In the village Zagorz on a picturesque hill called Marymont there are the impressive ruins of the monastery of the Discalced Carmelites - one of the most interesting architectural buildings in this part of Poland shrouded in many legends.

The ruins of the monastery of Fr. Discalced Carmelites from the eighteenth century. The ruins are situated on a picturesque hill on three sides surrounded by the waters of the Osława River. The construction of the monastery was completed before 1730, it is a Baroque defensive complex, built of local sandstone. The founder of the monastery was Jan Franciszek Stadnicki. The gate leads to the ruins of the fortified walls, fitted with bullet holes, pointing to the only road leading directly to the monastery. Now it is possible to get too the ruins by Klasztorna Street or Rzeczna Street.

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Founded: 1730
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Eugene Elijah Ong (11 months ago)
Beautiful serene place, perfect for that quiet thoughtful walk.
Artur Przybylski (17 months ago)
Top fav place in Zagorz
Marcin Wilusz (17 months ago)
Great place to visit to relax and contemplate with God.
Stefan Król (2 years ago)
Nicely kept ruins but the whole monastery grounds aren't maintained very well. There's a lot of trash and cut but not gathered grass. There's no entry fee, but you can buy a postcard if you want to support the monastery. Tower has a nice view of the surroundings.
Anna Gąciarz (2 years ago)
Absolutely love this place! I visited ruins in Zagórz twice, 10 years ago and yesterday, and I was very positively surprised how much care has been undertaken to make this very enchanting ruin available for visitors. It is located in very scenic place, at the river side. I recommend especially seeing the view from the tower. Local community has done great job.
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