Haczów – church from the 15th century. | Haczów – church from the 15th century. |
The largest Gothic wooden church in Europe, dating from the first half of the 1400s.

The church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Archangel Michael is the largest log church in Europe and the oldest landmark of this type in Poland. The church was built in the first half of the 15th century in a Gothic style. In 1624, during a Tatar invasion, the church was destroyed. During reconstruction works the tower was built and the arcades were added. The interior of the church features a monumental wall painting from 1494 (probably the oldest polychrome of this kind in Europe) and painted embellishments from 1864. The most precious here is the figure of Pieta, from ca. 1400 presenting Our Lady of Sorrows cradling the dead body of Jesus. Other valuable furnishings include the Baroque high altar from the end of the 17th century, utensils from the 17th-18th century and Gothic sculptures from the 1400s. In 2003 the church in Haczów was recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Places worth seeing nearby:

  • Manor house in Trześniów
  • Old tserkov in Jabłonica Polska
  • Palace of the Ostaszewski family in Wzdów
  • Manor house and park in Haczów
  • Manor house complex in Jasionów