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Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region


The Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine is a world heritage site made up of 16 wooden churches in these countries.

UnderstandEdit

These churches ("tserkvas", from the Ukrainian singular word for church Церква, "tserkva" ) are examples of traditional local log architecture and Orthodox ecclesiastic design. Built during the 16th-19th centuries, most of them are still in use as Orthodox or Eastern Catholic churches, though Radruż, Rohatyn and Drohobych have been turned into museums.

SitesEdit

Map of Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region

PolandEdit

  • 1 Brunary Wyżne-Tserkva of Saint Michael the Archangel (15 km south-southeast of Grybow, which in turn is about 20 km east of Nowy Sącz).
  • 2 Chotyniec-Tserkva of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary (east of Rzeszów, just before the Ukrainian border).
  • 3 Kwiatoń-Tserkva of Saint Paraskeva (about 25 km southeast of Grybow).
  • 4 Owczary-Tserkva of Our Lady’s Protection (about 20 km east of Grybow as the crow flies).
  • 5 Powroźnik-Tserkva of Saint James the Less, the Apostle (about 5 km south of Krynica-Zdrój).
  • 6 Radruż-Tserkva of Saint Paraskeva (about 30 km south of Bełżec as the crow flies, near the Ukrainian border).
  • 7 Smolnik-Tserkva of Saint Michael the Archangel (about 30 km southeast of Solina as the crow flies, near the Ukrainian border).
  • 8 Turzańsk-Tserkva of Saint Michael the Archangel (about 20 km south of Sanok).

UkraineEdit

  • 9 Drohobych-Tserkva of Saint George (about 10 km north of Truskavets, or about 60 km southwest of Lviv).
  • 10 Matkiv-Tserkva of the Synaxis of the Blessed Virgin Mary (about 60 km northeast of Mukachevo).
  • 11 Nyzhniy Verbizh-Tserkva of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (southern outskirts of Kolomyia).
  • 12 Potelych-Tserkva of the Descent of the Holy Spirit (50 km northwest of Lviv, near the Polish border).
  • 13 Rohatyn-Tserkva of the Descent of the Holy Spirit (halfway between Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk, about 70 km from each).
  • 14 Uzhok-Tserkva of the Synaxis of the Archangel Michael (about 30 km northeast of Perechyn as the crow flies, near the Polish border).
  • 15 Yasynia-Tserkva of Our Lord’s Ascension (halfway between Rakhiv and Yaremche, about 25 km from each).
  • 16 Zhovkva-Tserkva of the Holy Trinity (in Zhovkva).

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