Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland

Gorlice, Nowy Targ, and Bochnia counties, Voivodship of Lesser Poland (Malopolskie); Brzozów County, Subcarpathian (Podkarpackie) Voivodship Poland

From UNESCO:

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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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