St. Michael Archangel's Church, Dębno

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St. Michael Archangel's Church
Kościół św. Michała Archanioła w Dębnie
Church of St. Michael in Dębno 2009 (5).jpg
AffiliationRoman Catholicism
Statusactive church
LocationPoland Dębno, Poland
Completed15 century
Official name: Wooden Churches of Southern Lesser Poland
Criteriaiii, iv
Designated2003 (27th session)
Reference no.1053
State Party Poland

St. Michael Archangel's Church in Dębno is a Roman Catholic Gothic-wooden church located in the Polish Goral village of Dębno from the fifteenth-century. Together with different churches, it is designated as part of the UNESCO Wooden Churches of Southern Lesser Poland.[1]

The first church in Dębno was most likely raised in the thirteenth-century. The present church was built in the second half of the fifteenth-century, in the location of the former church.[2] The church is one of the best kept wooden Gothic churches in Poland, and is seen as a landmark of Poland internationally (nominated for the Seven Wonders of Poland). The church remains in its original structure, with a unique polychrome interior from around 1500, making it the oldest existing polychrome made from wood in Europe. The church is considered to be one of the oldest structures of its type in Poland, speculated to be second after the St. Michael Archangel's Church's tower in Binarowa.[3]


  1. ^ "Debno Parish Church". World Monuments Found. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Parafia Rzymsko-Katolicka Świętego Michała Archanioła". Dębno. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Kościół w Dębnie". Panoramy. Retrieved 12 March 2016.

Coordinates: 49°27′59″N 20°12′43″E / 49.4665°N 20.2120°E / 49.4665; 20.2120