Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine

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Location
49°32'02"N
021°01'55"E
Country
 Poland
Categories
  • Sacral
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The Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine (Polish: Drewniane cerkwie regionu karpackiego w Polsce i na Ukrainie; Ukrainian: Дерев'яні церкви карпатського регіону Польщі і України, romanized: derev'yani tserkvy karpatsʹkoho rehionu Polʹshchi i Ukrayiny) are a group of wooden Orthodox (and some Eastern Catholic) churches (in Ukrainian, церкви tserkvy) located in Poland and Ukraine which were inscribed in 2013 on the UNESCO World Heritage List which explains: built of horizontal wooden logs between the 16th and 19th centuries by communities of Orthodox and Greek Catholic faiths. The tserkvas bear testimony to a distinct building tradition rooted in Orthodox ecclesiastic design interwoven with elements of local tradition, and symbolic references to their communities’ cosmogony. — World Heritage Centre

Inscribed Tserkvas

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