Beautiful wooden churches

The historically valuable and architecturally interesting wooden churches belong to a special category of monuments. They are well preserved in the Podkarpackie voivodship. They constitute the second oldest cluster of wooden churches in Europe, right after the Norwegian stave churches. All of them are valuable monuments not only in Poland, but also in Europe and the world. The wooden churches of Blizne and Haczów are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Several beautiful churches, masterpieces of wooden architecture, have been preserved in the Brzozów municipality. Each of the temples is unique in its own way.

Humniska – Gothic wooden church

The wooden Gothic temple St. Stanislaus the Bishop located in the village Humniska was established in 1409. In 1624, the church served as a warehouse for loot stolen by Tatars from other churches. That’s why it survived. In the 19th century it was renovated and two closed chapels with baroque towers were added. The main altar is from 1625-1630, probably from the church in Blizne. The crucifix, a stone baptismal font and a pulpit date back to the 18th century.

Górki – wooden church from the early 20th century

The wooden church in Górki was built in 1930-1941. It is situated in the center of the village. There is a modern, brick parish church nearby. Contact for sightseeing: phone: +48 13 434 56 81

Zmiennica – wooden parish church

In the village of Zmiennica you should visit the wooden parish church of St. Catherine from 1810, transferred from Jasionów. Together with the church, the oldest tombstone in the region of knight Wzdowski from 1539 was moved. Next to the church you can admire a neo-Gothic grannary.

 Wooden Architecture Trail

The Wooden Architecture Trail in the Podkarpackie Province with a total length of 1202 km, is divided into 9 routes. The most common objects are wooden churches. However, there are also valuable  and beautiful rural buildings. You can also see old manors and historic technology buildings.

Along the Krośnieńsko-Brzozowska Route (length: 134 km) it is worth visiting the temples in Humniska, Blizne and Haczów, as well as valuable monuments, among others in Jabłonka, Jaćmierz, Dydnia, Bekowo, Golcowa and Domaradz.

Haczów- the oldest church and UNESCO World Heritage

The oldest church is the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Michael the Archangel in Haczów. It was built in 1388 of larch and fir logs. The carpenters didn’t use a single nail, just wooden latches, because the nails rust and attract moisture.