The village is the site of St. Philip's and St. James' church, built in the beginning of 16th century, one of the six Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland, inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 2003.
The Filial Church of St. Philip and St. Jacob in Sękowa is one of the most precious wooden churches in Małopolska”,” and was entered onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2003. It was erected in 1520 from hand-cut larch-wood logs. In the C18th a spire and extensive covered veranda (exonarthex) were added. The church surface”,” with the exception of the bell-house”,” is covered by shingles”,” which enhances the picturesque appeal of the building’s mass. The current fittings include a late-renaissance main altar from the early C17th”,” reconstructed in 1948-49 after its destruction in 1915. The altar’s rich polychrome decoration includes a painting depicting St. Nicholas”,” St. Benedict and St. Antony along with a sculpture of the Saviour of the World.
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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Poland
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