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Zabudowa Stary Sącz

The wooden buildings that have been preserved in Stary Sącz

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33-340 Stary Sącz Tourist region: Beskid Sądecki i Niski
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The town is located in the Nowy Sącz district. It is one of the oldest towns in Poland. This place has an extraordinary climate, with the maintained medieval arrangement of streets and a cobbled marketsquare. The most valuable historic monuments are the church and Poor Clares convent, associated with St. Kinga as well as the “Dom na Dołkach” which houses the Regional Museum. Due to its medieval buildings, Stary Sącz is considered an urban reserve. The wooden buildings date from the mid-C19th.
They are wide-façade buildings with a manor house feel as well as free-standing rural houses. The latter have interesting gates with an unusual arrangement of planks on the door frame surface, or panel decoration. The buildings on the market square consist of bourgeois brick houses from the end of the C18th, built after the town fire of 1795. Among the most beautiful is the C17th “Dom na Dołkach” (“House on the Pits”), erected from stone and covered by a shingled roof. One precious Stary Sącz wooden building is the Szekler Gate a gift from the Szeklers of Transylvania for John Paul II on the occasion of the canonisation of St. Kinga.