This summer, we are opening heritage sites on the Wooden Architecture Route for you.
This summer, we are opening heritage sites on the Wooden Architecture Route for you. Starting June 3, you will be able to visit 5 unique churches with a guide! In July, we invite you to concerts by the Wernyhora band – the winner of the “New Tradition” Folk Music Competition!
As part of the OPEN WOODEN ARCHITECTURE ROUTE, the Podkarpackie Regional Tourism Board invites you to guided tours of the unique wooden heritage sites of many cultures that delight with their atmosphere. From June 3 to October 3, from Monday to Sunday, you will be able to visit the wooden churches in Ulanów, Poręby Dymarskie, and Łukawiec free of charge, as well as the Orthodox churches in Świątkowa Wielka and Smolnik. *
In July, the folk band Wernyhora will come to the magical Bieszczady! In the unique surroundings and atmosphere of the Boyko Orthodox Church in Smolnik (4 July), you will be able to listen to old Boyko songs. The band’s second concert will take place in an equally atmospheric church in Bystre (July 11). Admission to both the events is free.
We recommend adding the following heritage sites to your vacation #mustvisit list.
- Holy Trinity Church in Ulanów – called the raftsmen’s church - it was built from financial contributions of local raftsmen. The interior is equipped with a late baroque main altar and two baroque side altars.
- Saints Stanislaus and Adalbert Church in Poręby Dymarskie - under the stairs of the pulpit there is a unique image of the Tutivillus devil. This refers to the so-called writing devil, waiting at the entrance to the church and writing down late-comers.
- Church of the Epiphany in Łukawiec - prides itself on its complete, late baroque furnishings with the main altar in the presbytery and two side altars in the nave.
- The former Greek-Catholic local church of St. Michael the Archangel in Świątkowa Wielka - a Lemko church at which visitors’ attention is directed toward the richness of colors, such as the facade characterized by green and blue tones and an exceptionally colorful figural and ornamental polychrome inside.
- Greek-catholic church of St. Michael the Archangel in Smolnik - the church, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is one of the sparse, three-section domed churches found in south-eastern Poland. It is one of the four preserved Boyko churches.
Do not forget to mark the following dates on your calendar:
- WERNYHORA BAND CONCERT – 4 July 2021
7:00 p.m. – Greek-catholic church in Smolnik, (free admission),
- WERNYHORA BAND CONCERT – 11 July 2021
7:00 p.m. – Greek-catholic church in Bystre, (free admission).
* Sightseeing takes place from Monday to Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (on Mondays and Tuesdays, the visiting hours are determined by the guide after making arrangements by phone). Sightseeing does not take place during services and cleaning.
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The project is implemented as part of the first edition of the open competition for tenders for the implementation of public tasks of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship in the field of tourism in 2021, announced by the Marshal’s Office of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship.
The project was carried out with the financial support of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship.
photo: Saints Stanislaus and Adalbert Church in Poręby Dymarskie (K. Kłysewicz)