Benedictine Abbey of Tyniec.

The Benedictine Abbey is picturesquely situated on a rocky promontory overlooking the Vistula (Wisla) River, It's probably most famous monastery in Poland. Located on high banks of the river Wisła in a place called Tyniec, approximately 10 km west of Krakow, which used to be a smallvillage. There's a viewing terrace right on the walls above river, there's restaurant and a caffee and a souvenir shop. Monks also run a guest house. Supposedly the best impressions from sightseeing are during morning prayers, but I never got up so early jet... Founded in the 11th century (remnants of the original Romanesque basilica have been preserved), it has been repeatedly transformed and expanded, notably in the 15th and 17th centuries. The alterations introduced in the Baroque style were crucial for its contemporary guise, with a characteristic façade and two towers. The well in the yard fronting the church was dug 40 m (130 ft) deep into sheer rock.

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