Situated on the eastern edge of Eastern Europe, the transnational property numbers a selection of 16 tserkvas –churches built of horizontal wooden logs between the 16th and 19th centuries by communities of the Eastern Orthodox and Greek Catholic faiths. They represent the cultural expression of four ethnographic groups and the formal, decorative and technical characteristics they developed over time. European tour packages to poland can include visit to Wooden Tserkvas during european tours to Poland. 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. The tserkvas are built on a tri-partite plan surmounted by open quadrilateral or octagonal domes and cupolas. They feature wooden bell towers,iconostasis screens, and interior polychrome decorations as well as churchyards, gatehouses and graveyards.


8 tserkvas on Polish territory:

Tserkva of St. Michael the Archangel in Brunary Wyzne
Tserkva of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Chotyniec
Tserkva of St. Paraskevia in Kwiaton
Virgin Mary's Care Tserkva in Owczary
St. James the Less Tserkva in Powroźnik
Tserkva of St. Paraskevia in Radruz
St. Michael the Archangel Tserkva in Smolnik
St. Michael the Archangel Tserkva in Turzańsk