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The Wooden Architecture route in Szymbark
By Pogranicze Media
Published: 10.08.2017


   The Greek Catholic Parish Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God in Szymbark (currently a Roman Catholic Filial Church) was built in 1790 or 1821. The church was  erected using log construction, with shingled walls and a tin roof. The interior is covered by flat ceilings. The fittings include an iconostasis from the first half of the C19th; a main altar with a canopy and an icon of The Crucifixion; in the nave there are two side altars in the baroque tradition (first half of the C19th) with icons of Christ Teaching and Madonna with Child and on the walls there are medallions of the evangelists which come from the previous iconostasis.

   The Auxiliary Church of St. Adalbert in Szymbark was built in 1782. It is traditionally said to stand on the spot at which St. Adalbert, heading from Hungary to Poland, said a  mass. The late-baroque church was erected using log construction, with shingled walls and roofs. However the sacristy which was built on to the chancel (closed on three sides) is brick. On the walls and ceilings you can see ornamental-figurative polychrome carried out by W. Lisowski in 1940. The rococo altars date from the second half of the C18th. The main altar is adorned by a depiction of St. Adalbert dating from the same period as the altar. The church fittings were produced in the C19th in a baroque style and include: a font, pulpit and confessionals.

Kasztel Gładyszów

Photo (Jan, Zakapior)

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Wooden churches in Slovakia

The wooden architecture route in Małopolska

The Sądecki Ethnographic Park
(the heritage park)

Skansen w Szymbarku