Poland’s Most Beautiful Wooden Prayer Houses

Discover 10 timber-scented wonders of Polish architecture Poland’s. They disappear from our landscapes so quickly, because they burn down year after year – Stanisław Wyspiański wrote about wooden churches in a letter to his friend. Culture.pl presents ten timber-scented wonders of Polish architecture. The church in Chotyniec Mother of God Church in Chotyniec, photo: National Heritage Board of Poland The inhabitants of Chotyniec, a village near the border with Ukraine, recall a legend about their local church, which is said to have been dragged in by oxen, and its location was supposed to be chosen by the Mother of God (the church used to be 8 km further away). The church was first mentioned in 1515, however, historians have dated the wooden building back to 1615. The Greek...
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Lady with an Ermine

Lady has left the building

Leonardo da Vinci “Lady with an Ermine” has left chambers Wawel Royal Castle, where she spent last 5 years. Since 18th of May the painting is displayed in the Main Building of the National Museum in Krakow. The most valuable painting of Leonardo da Vinci in Polish collection was purchased ca. 1800 in Italy, by Adam Jerzy, the son of Princess Izabela Czartoryska, and donated to the Museum in Puławy where it was exhibited in the ‘Gothic House’ from 1809–1830. It was displayed in the Princes Czartoryski Museum till its closure to the public in 2010. In 2016 the portrait became the property of the Republic of Poland and had been handed over to the National Museum in Krakow. The subject of the portrait is Cecilia Gallerani (ca. 1473-1536), a reputed mistress of Lodovico Sforza,...
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Poland – about the country It is believed that Poland appears on the map of Europe in 960. It is located in the north of Eastern Europe and is situated on a cultural crossroads between the East and the West. Poland’s strategic location has left deep traces in the culture, traditions and cuisine of this country. Poland is bordered on the east by Belarus and Ukraine, on the west by Germany, on the south by the Central European countries Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and on the north by the Baltic Sea region, Kaliningrad and Lithuania. The country is an external border of the European Union. It occupies an area of 312,685 sq.km., and lies between 49 and 54 degrees north latitude and between 14 and 24 degrees east longitude. Natural resources For the most part, Poland is a flat...
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Top Exhibitions Worth Seeing in Poland This Year

A few dozen exhibitions commemorating the centennial of the Avant-garde movement in Poland, the 80th birthday of a Polish feminist art legend and the opening of the new headquarters of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Here’s a guide to museum and gallery-related events that we are looking forward to in 2017. The Year of Avant-garde An exhibition of the Plastycy Nowocześni group at the Instyt Propagandy Sztuki (Art Propaganda Institute) on Królewska Street in Warsaw. An exhibition hall with works by Henryk Stażewski, Katarzyna Kobro and Władysław Strzemiński, July 1933, photo: Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe (National Digital Archives) In 2017, Poland will be celebrating the centennial of the avant-garde, whose symbolic birthday is considered the opening of the First Exhibit of Polish...
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