Wooden catholic and orthodox churches of the Podkarpacie region
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Wooden catholic and orthodox churches of the Podkarpacie region

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Wooden catholic and orthodox churches of the Podkarpacie region

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Wooden catholic and orthodox churches of the Podkarpacie region

The collection includes primarily temples — Catholic and Orthodox churches, which comprise an enclave of wooden sacral structures, extraordinary in the global perspective. Location on the border of the western and eastern cultures, in the area of their mutual diffusion, facilitated creation of unique works of art.

The temples have diverse composition layouts and structural solutions. The richness of architectural forms, interior design and furnishing, high aesthetic values, authenticity of the substance and function as well as frequently harmonious composition with the natural landscape make the wooden temples highly valuable structures. Among them are log-structure Roman-Catholic churches dating from late middle ages up to the Interwar period. The oldest of them, located on the strip of middle ages piedmont settlement, were erected in the 15th century. They belong to a broader group of wooden churches of southern Lesser Poland. The most precious of them were entered into the UNESCO World Heritage List (from the Podkarpackie Voivodeship — churches in Blizne and Haczów). Since the 17th century, wooden Baroque churches were constructed in the area of present-day Podkarpackie Voivodeship as well. Some of them are an example of architectural forms typical to brick sacral architecture being adapted for wood. Next to Catholic churches, a distinctive feature of the cultural landscape of south-eastern Poland are wooden Orthodox churches. Today, only half of the pre-war stock survives, however the remaining group still exhibits stylistic diversity and a variety of forms. The Carpathian part of the region is dominated by latinised Lemko style, structures of an archaic type are preserved in the central- and north-eastern part of the Voivodeship. Of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Orthodox churches in Chotyniec, Radruż, Smolnik, and Turzańsk were declared to be UNESCO World Heritage (under the cross-border, serial entry Wooden orthodox churches in the Polish and Ukrainian regions of the Carpathians). The outstanding group are Orthodox churches which by the end of the 19th century were erected in a spirit of historicism (so-called Ukrainian national style) which is a synthesis of old-Ruthenian architectural models with regional elements of folk construction.

Sites from that collection
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All Saints Parish Church

Blizne

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Greek Catholic filial tserkva of St Michael the Archangel

Bystre

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The Greek Catholic parish tserkva of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary

Chotyniec

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The Greek Catholic parish tserkva of Our Lady’s Protection

Chyrowa

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A complex of Greek Catholic parish tserkva of the Transfiguration of Christ, currently the Greek Catholic filial tserkva of the St Dmytro parish

Czerteż

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Parish church of St Adalbert the Bishop and Martyr

Gawłuszowice

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Parish Church of St Barbara and the Nativity of the Virgin Mary

Golcowa

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Filial Greek Catholic tserkva of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, currently a Roman Catholic filial chapel of the nativity of the Virgin Mary

Gorajec

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Parish church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Michael the Archangel

Haczów

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St Nicholas Greek Catholic filial church, currently st. Bronislava's Roman Catholic church of the parish

Hoszów

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The parish church of St Stanislaus the Bishop

Humniska

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Greek Catholic parish tserkva of St George, currently the Roman Catholic parish church of St Peter and Paul

Jurowce

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St Sebastian Filial Church Complex

Kosina

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The St Cosma and Damian Greek Catholic parish tserkva

Krempna

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Parish church complex of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary

Krzeszów

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Greek Catholic parish church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, currently out of use

Liskowate

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Greek Catholic parish tserkva of Dmitri the Martyr, currently the Roman Catholic parish church of St Peter and Paul

Łukawiec

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Nativity of Virgin Mary Greek Catholic parish tserkva complex

Michniowiec

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St. Nicholas's Greek Catholic filial church, currently the Roman Catholic filial church of the Holy Family

Rabe

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Complex of Greek Catholic parish tserkva of St Paraskevia, currently the branch of the Borderlands Museum

Radruż

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Greek Catholic filial church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, currently Roman Catholic filial church of Nativity of the Virgin Mary of the Parish of SS. Peter and Paul

Rudka

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Greek Catholic St. Nicholas filial tserkva complex

Rzepedź

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Parish Church of All Saints

Siennów

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The Greek Catholic parish tserkva of St Michael the Archangel

Smolnik

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Greek Catholic parish church complex of the Dormition of the Mother of God, currently the filial church of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Orthodox parish

Szczawne

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St. Michael Archangel's Greek Catholic parish church complex, currently a subsidiary Orthodox parish tserkva

Turzańsk

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The Greek Catholic parish tserkva of St Demetrius

Tyniowice

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Greek Catholic parish church of St. John the Baptist, currently the Roman Catholic filial church of SS. Peter and Paul

Tyrawa Solna

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Raftsmen’s filial church of the Holy Trinity

Ulanów

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St. John the Baptist’s and St. Barbara’s parish church complex

Ulanów

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Pokrow Greek Catholic filial church complex of Our Lady, currently not in use

Wola Wielka

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The Greek Catholic filial tserkva of Nativity of the Virgin Mary

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