Churches and chapels

Fine sacral art

In the lovely countryside in the district of Łańcut you will find a lot of churches, chapels and road side shrines with holy figures as well as cottages with thatched roofs. Visit unique wooden churches with antique altars and hidden gems, following the Sub-Carpathian Route of Wooden Architecture

The Parish church in Łańcut

The St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Parish Church in Łańcut was established from 1896-1900. The temple is also a sanctuary “Scapular of Our Lady”  with a holy picture of Our Lady.  For more than three centuries it is famous for its graces and functions as an important object of religious worship.

The owners of the city of Łańcut, Elisabeth and Roman Potocki, and pastor Emil Zauderer founded the church. Admire beautiful altars and the black marble Baroque baptismal font dating from the second half of the 17th century. On the southern wall of the Church you will find black marble epitaphs, among them one dedicated to pastor Zauderer, who showed great generosity in the history of the Parish Church.

Being in the city of  Łańcut also catch a glimp of the former 15th-16th century Dominican monastery located on the market square.

Pottery traditions in Medynia Głogowska

Medynia Głogowska is a big village in the Łańcut District. In the Church of the visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary you will notice local pottery traditions.

When you follow the road from Łańcuta to Sokołów Małopolski, you will easily notice the church in Medynia Glogowska. The Interior of the church is a unique artistic creation using local pottery traditions. The developer of ceramic art is Prof. Jan Budziłło. Local artists (eg Władysławą Prucnal) made the mosaics in the side aisles.  You can visit the church by prior arrangement by telephone (Phone: +48 17 772 67 10).

Parish church St. Jan Kanty in Żołynia

It is one of the largest temples of the Przemyśl Archdiocese, and also the largest church of the Łańcut County. The height of the nave of the church is 22 meters!

This neo-Gothic, three-nave building (from the second half of the 19th century) is modeled on the St. Mary’s Church in Kraków. The interior impresses with beautiful polychromes with floral motifs and a star-shaped vault. The gilded main altar attracts attention, with 50 sculptures and low reliefs and unusual stained glass windows decorating 29 windows. Since 1991 there have been the relics of St. Jan Kanty in the church.

In July, concerts of the participants of the International Music Course are organized here. Soloists and chamber groups provide an unforgettable spiritual feast.

Churches with Relics of Pope John Paul II

Relics of John Paul II have been collected in several churches in the County of Łańcut.

In the Our Lady Of Consolation Church in the village of Krzemienica is a reliquary with the hair of the former pope. Valuable souvenirs are also the Papal cassocks, belt, shoes, chasuble, and zucchetto as well as the cross, which the Pope celebrated on his last Way of the Cross.

In Albigowa, south of Łańcut on a small hill there is an over a century-old church. In the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary church relics of Saint John Paul II are kept. You can also admire here a historic pulpit in the Rococo style, originated from the Dominican Church in Łańcut and a neo mannerist main altar as well as late Baroque side altars.

Follow the Route of Wooden Architecture

In the vicinity of Łańcut you can visit many beautiful wooden churches. If you follow route VII of the Sub-Carpathian Route of Wooden Architecture, you will find them all.

Wooden gem from the 17th and 18th centuries

Make a stop in the little village of Kosina, located 6 km east of Łańcut,  to visit the small wooden St. Sebastian Church from the 17th century. Admire its 17th and 18th century interior. The Interior is decorated with illusionist poly-chromes, probably from the 18th century.  The mannerist altar is from the first half of the 17th century.

Old settlement

In the municipality of Czarna (5 km east of Łańcut) you can admire the village of Krzemienica, which already existed in the 14th century.  The historic Church of St James the Greater (1754) forms  along with the bell tower a unique ensemble of wooden sacral buildings. Every year on July the 25th the st. James fair takes place. A few times a year there are also live music concerts.

Gothic tradition

The church in Sonin (south-east of Łańcut) is an example of a sacral wooden building in Gothic style. It has been restaurated several times. The parish church of John the Baptist is situated on a hill on three sides surrounded by the River Sava.

Following the Sub-Carpathian Route of Wooden Architecture, you will also find the open air museum in Markowa with fine examples of the Upper Lusetian house and the wooden hunting lodge in Julin. Visit them all!

Location and contact information

St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Parish Church 
20 Farna street
37-100 Łańcut
Phone +48 17 225 28 7