January 2013
« Dec   Feb »

Poland – Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland

Poland is a country located in Central Europe. It has a long Baltic Sea coastline. It is bordered by:
• Belarus
• Czech Republic
• Germany
• Lithuania
• Russia
• Slovakia
• Ukraine

About Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland

Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland and Subcarpathia of the UNESCO inscription are located in:
– Gorlice
– Nowy Targ
– Bochnia counties
– Brzozow County
– Binarowa
– Blizne
– D?bno
– Haczow
– Lipnica Dolna
– S?kowa
• The wooden church style of the region originated in the late Medieval.
• This is around the late sixteenth century.
• It began with Gothic ornament and poly-chrome detail.
• This is because they were timber construction and the structure.
• The general form is entirely different from the Gothic architecture or Polish Gothic.
• Later construction shows Rococo and Baroque ornamental influence.
• The form of these Roman Catholic churches is deeply influenced by the Greco-Catholic and Orthodox presence which is prevailing in the region.
• Some display Greek cross plans and onion domes.
• The most interesting of the churches combine these features with the Roman forms.
• They have elongated naves and steeples.
• Collections of wooden churches of the region are in the open air museums in Sanok and Nowy S?cz.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

• Church of the Assumption of Holy Mary and St. Michael the Archangel in Haczow (Poland): the oldest wooden Gothic temple in Europe that was erected in 1388.
• St. Michael the Archangel Church in D?bno from 15th century
• St. Leonard Church in Lipnica Dolna, late 15th century
• Church of St. Phillip and St. Jacob in S?kowa, from 1520

Other wooden churches of the region
• Church of St. Peter and Paul in Lachowice, 1789-1791
• John the Baptist Church in Orawka, circa 1750
• St. Michael the Archangel Church in Szalowa, from 18th century
• St. Martin church in Grywa?d from 16th/17th century
• St. Dorothy Church in Trzcinica from end of 15th century
• St Paraskeva Church in Kwiaton from 17th century
• Nawiedzenia Church in Iwkowa from 15th-17th centuries
• St. Catherine Church in Gogolow from 1672
• John the Baptist Church in Rzepiennik Biskupi from 16th century
• St. Jacob Church in Powroznik from 1604

Sports in Poland

• Mountain hikes
• Water sports
• Skiing
• Horse riding
• Cycling
• First bungee jump
• Paintball encounter
• Rock climbing

Best time to visit / climate

• The climate is mostly temperate throughout the country.
• The climate is oceanic in the north and west.
• It becomes gradually warmer and continental towards the south and east.
• Summers are generally warm.
• It is with average temperatures between 18 °C (64 °F) and 30 °C (86.0 °F).
• Winters are rather cold.
• There are with average temperatures around 3 °C (37.4 °F) in the northwest and 6 °C (21 °F) in the northeast.
• Precipitation falls throughout the year.
• The warmest region in Poland is Lower Silesian that is located in south-western Poland.

Location on Google Maps

View Larger Map

Or click and paste the URL below on your browser:

How to get to Poland?

1. By plane
• Most of Europe’s major airlines fly to and from Poland.
• Poland’s national carriers are LOT Polish Airlines.
• There are also a number of low cost airlines that fly to Poland. These include:
– WizzAir
– EasyJet
– Germanwings
– Norwegian
– Ryanair
There are also direct flights from United States and Canada. LOT operates direct flights from:
– Toronto
– New York
– Chicago
– Non-direct flights from other cities
International airlines fly mainly to Warsaw (WAW). Other major airports in Poland are:
– Krakow
– Katowice
– Gdask
– Pozna
– Wrocaw
– Szczecin
– Rzeszow
– Bydgoszcz
A new terminal has been opened at the Warsaw Chopin airport which will significantly increase the airport’s capacity.

2. By Train
Direct connections with:
• Berlin
• Amsterdam, via Koeln, Hannover
• Kiev via Lviv
• Vienna
• Prague
• Moscow

3. By Car
You can enter Poland by one of many roads linking Poland with the neighboring countries.

4. By Bus
There are many international bus lines that connect major Polish cities.
• Voyager
• Eurolines
• Ecolines
• PolskiBus.com
• Simple Express

5. By Boat
• From Sweden
– Ystad by Unity Line
– Karlskrona by Stena Line
– Nynashamn
– Visby
– Ystad by Polferries

• From Denmark
– Copenhagen
– Bornholm

• From Finland
– Helsinki by Finnlines

• From Germany
– Rostock by Finnlines

6. By Yacht
There are more and more ports along Polish coast. Bigger marinas are located in:
– Szczecin
– Eba
– Hel
– Gdynia
– Gdask

7. By plane
– Polish national carrier LOT has daily connections.
– These are between the biggest cities with a hub in Warsaw.

8. By train
– In Poland, the national railway carriers are PKP InterCity and Przewozy Regionalne.
– There are few local carriers that belong to voivod ships or major cities.
– Train tickets are quite economical.
There are new InterCity routes such as:
• Warsaw – Katowice
• Warsaw – Krakow
• Warsaw – Pozna
• Pozna – Szczecin
Train types
• E-IC (ExpressInterCity) / EC (EuroCity) / Ex (Express)
• TLK (Twoje Linie Kolejowe)
• RE (RegioEkspress)
• IR (InterRegio)
• REGIO / Osobowy
• Podmiejski
• Narrow gauge

Some Travel Books on Poland

Poland Lonely Planet Poland Poland: A Unique Country & Its People

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.in
Hotels at staypoland.com
Hotels at travelpoland.com

Blogs / Sites about Poland

Blogs at wikipedia.org
Blogs at whc.unesco.org
Blogs at poland.travel/en
Blogs at tripadvisor.com

Images and photos of Poland

Images at google.com
Images at wikipedia.org
Images at whc.unesco.org
Images at tripadvisor.com

Videos of Poland

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>