St. Michael Archangel's Church, Turzańsk

St. Michael Archangel's Church in Turzańsk ((Polish: Cerkiew św. Michała Archanioła w Turzańsku, Ukrainian: Церква Архангела Михаїла) - a Gothic, wooden church located in the village of Turzańsk from the nineteenth-century, which together with different tserkvas is designated as part of the UNESCO Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine.[1]

St. Michael Archangel's Church in Turzańsk
Cerkiew św. Michała Archanioła w Turzańsku
Cerkiew w Turzańsku by Verid1st 06.JPG
AffiliationPolish Orthodox Church
Statusactive church
LocationPoland Turzańsk, Poland
Completed1803, 1836
Official name: Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine
Criteriaiii, iv
Designated2013 (37th session)
Reference no.1424
State Party Poland


The tserkva in Turzańsk, established as an Eastern Orthodox Church tsekva, later Uniate, was referenced in the first half of the sixteenth-century. The present tserkva was built at the start of the nineteenth-century in 1801, and later expanded in 1836, with a foyer and sacristy. In 1896 and 1913, the tserkva had undergone renovations of its roof, strengthening it with tin. After displacing the Ukrainian populous from the area, as part of Operation Vistula, the tserkva was used by Roman Catholics, between 1947 and 1961. In 1963, the tserkva was returned to the Polish Orthodox Church.[2] The interior of the tserkva exhibits original components: iconostasis from 1895, and a polychrome from the turning point of the nineteenth and twentieth-century.[3]


  1. ^ "Dz.U. 2010 nr 7 poz. 43". ISAP. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Cerkiew prawosławna p.w. św. Michała Archanioła w Turzańsku". Twoje Bieszczady. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  3. ^ "woj. podkarpackie – pow. bieszczadzki" (PDF). NID. Retrieved 13 March 2016.

Coordinates: 49°22′09″N 22°07′44″E / 49.3692°N 22.1289°E / 49.3692; 22.1289