Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Szlak Architektury Drewnianej
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Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2003
Size of heritage: 15 ha
- Buffer zone: 413 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 21,233°
Latitude: 49,750°

About

The wooden churches of southern Little Poland represent outstanding examples of the different aspects of medieval church-building traditions in Roman Catholic culture. Built using the horizontal log technique, common in eastern and northern Europe since the Middle Ages, these churches were sponsored by noble families and became status symbols. They offered an alternative to the stone structures erected in urban centres.


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