Explore the most beautiful Polish monuments
From above, I had watched the motherland many times, but that time, it was different. With just one glance, I could see it all. From over there, Poland seemed little, but, at the same time, beautiful.
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The Lubuskie voivodeship abounds in variegated examples of defensive architecture: knight towers, castles, manor houses, defensive churches and structures protecting settlements, towns, or states such as palisades, earth ramparts, defensive walls, chains of fortresses, or fortification lines.
Half-timbered sacred architecture constitutes one of the distinctive elements in the cultural landscape of the Western Pomerania. The oldest buildings date back to late Middle Ages, and the largest group is comprised of churches from the 17th and the 18th century.
Ordensburgs are among the most recognisable historical monuments of medieval military architecture in Pomerania. The oldest ones can be found in Chełmno Land and in Michałów Land – regions from which Teutonic Order’s expansion had started.
To mid-19th century, Podlasie was almost exclusively built of wood. Also the Old Ritualists, who came in the second half of the 18th century from Russia to Podlaskie, built their artful houses of prayer from wood.