Wooden churches of South Małopolska
Horizontal assembly of logs is a building technique that has been used in Eastern and Northern Europe since the Middle Ages. In Poland’s south-eastern region of Małopolska many ancient log buildings, of both secular and sacred architecture, have been particularly well preserved. The region’s wooden churches listed as World Heritage by Unesco are those of Haczow, the oldest (15th century) among the six, built with fir logs; Blizne (early 16th century), with Gothic and Renaissance polychromies; Sekowa, with an original spire roof; Binarowa, with polychromy and a wooden sculpture of the Virgin from the end of 14th century; Debno (15th century); and Lipnica Murowana (late 15th century), a real museum of the art of that time with polychromies, paintings and Baroque sculptures. More information on Wikipedia, poland.travel or the UNESCO website.
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