View of the Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec

Tyniec is situated on the right bank of the Vistula river, in administrative city limit of Cracow, 12-13 km off the city centre. The picturesque region, hills, forest and the river attracts a number of visitors who wish to relax and get in some fresh air. Nine centuries ago Benedictines arrived at this place. On the rock by the Vistula river they built a monastery - abbacy, which emerges from the trees and reflects in the river. The geographical location brought significant influence on history. The place required control and sometimes defence because the road was of strategic value. The Vistula river, in its upper reaches, was used to be political border in the Middle Ages, from the first to the third annexation and then during the time of Free City of Cracow. more...

Copyright: Robert Pipala
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 10/03/2010
Uploaded: 15/01/2011
Updated: 08/03/2015


Tags: church; monastery; tyniec; krakow; poland; monument; touristic places; religion; benedictine monastery; benedictine abbey
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