Kosciol Sw Leonarda, Lipnica Murowana

#68 of 151 in Historic Sites in Lesser Poland Province
Church · Tourist Spot
St. Leonard's Church in Lipnica Murowana - a Gothic, wooden church located in the village of Lipnica Murowana from the fifteenth-century, which together with different churches is designated as part of the UNESCO Wooden Churches of Southern Lesser Poland.HistoryThe church is located by the Uszwica river, beyond the former levee in Lipnica Murowana. The church was most likely built at the end of the fifteenth-century, on the location of a former church. According to the town's tradition, the church was built in 1143 or 1203 - this date can be seen on the north-east wall of the chancel - in the location of a former pagan chram.The church is found today in a near untouched structure, and belongs to the most notable wooden Gothic churches in Poland. The church is orientated, built from wooden framework, bipartite. The chancel is surrounded by three walls. The nave is wider, in the shape of a square. In the seventeenth-century, the church was surrounded with picturesque soboty (wooden undercut supported by pillars), during which a bell tower was constructed. There is no sacristy by the chancel. The roof is covered with wood shingle, with tradition, there are only windows in the southern side of the church, with the entrance doors to the south and west of the church.
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  • We was just driving around, and then we find this town and after 10 minutes walk we was here on this place... It was beautiful and lot of emotions to be there... We was there for 1 hours and just...  more »
  • This Unesco World Heritage church was erected in 1141 on the site of a pagan temple and has survived largely unaltered, accounting for its simpler form. The story has it that in 1997 flood waters...  more »
  • Beautiful hand painted walls and wooden carved items nestled in a wooden area this is a great place !!!
  • A beautiful Church, this is must see place when you are around. There is some useful information posted directly on Church's doors but unfortunately only in polish....
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