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Church of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Haczów (UNESCO)

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Michael the Archangel - a late Gothic wooden church, located in the village of Haczów. The church is the largest gothic wooden church in Europe and at the same time one of the oldest timbered churches in Poland.

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Michael the Archangel - a late-gothic wooden church located in Haczów, is the largest wooden gothic church in Poland and in Europe, with a built-up area of 380 square meters without later chapels and Saturdays. The tower is covered with a tented roof topped with a lantern with an onion-shaped dome. The sanctuary and the nave are covered with a single-ridge, gable roof with an octagonal turret for a bell. There are Saturdays around the church and the tower. The interior of the church is covered with a flat ceiling, in the body with curves supported on pillars, in the nave with a bevel. Rainbow wall with a rectangular pattern. Music choir supported on two poles. In addition to architectural values, the unique figural polychrome from 1494 is of great importance (probably the oldest polychrome of this type in Europe, it is also the largest 15th-century collection of figural paintings in Poland).

The most valuable church equipment is:

  • the original late baroque main altar from the end of the 17th century with a Gothic sculpture of the Mother of God with the Child (1st quarter of the 16th century) located in the new temple,

  • four rococo altars from the second half of the 18th century,

  • Gothic sculptures from the 15th century, including the most valuable heel from 1400,

  • painted consecration crosses from the first half 15th century,

  • stone baptismal font from the 16th century,

  • gothic portals, especially one with intricate door fittings [

In the church there is a copy of the miraculous statue of Our Lady of Sorrows (original in the new church). According to legends, this Gothic pieta from around 1400 "came with water" of the Wisłok River and stopped at the old wooden church in Haczów. The inhabitants placed the figurine in the new temple, and in return they received God's protection. The figure was crowned in 1997 by Pope John Paul II.

In 2003, the church was entered on the UNESCO list.

Godziny otwarcia:

Tuesday - Sunday 11.00 - 18.00


Haczów 603, 36-312 Haczów