Gothic Churches around Sianów Gothic Churches around Sianów

  • Distance: 29.9 km
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sum of ascentings: 130 m
  • Sum of descentings: 134 m

Route: Sianów – Karniszewice – Dąbrowa – Wiekowice – Dobiesław – Bielkowo – Iwęcino – Rzepkowo – Osieki

Trail markings: yellow

This route should be enjoyed by church architecture enthusiasts, as it takes you to the most picturesque temples in the Koszalin region and is also relatively easy. The route starts in Sianowo at the 16 th -century church of St Stanislaus Kostka. Make sure to go inside to see the rich, Renaissance interiors. From Sianów, head north-east. After around 7 km, you will reach Karnieszewice where you can see the small, half-timbered church of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus which originally was a Protestant temple.

The next stop on our itinerary is the church in Dąbrowa, built with brick and boulders, which has a chancel dated the second half of the 14 th century and a Gothic sandstone holy water font (also known as stoup). The route will take you along the cemetery, after which turn left and head towards Wiekowice and Dobiesław, where you will find the 15 th -century Gothic brick church of Our Lady of Częstochowa. After Dobiesław, turn left towards Bielkowo and follow the blue trail to reach Iwięcino and the 14 th -century church of Our Lady the Queen of Poland. Next to the temple, you can see the old timber gates which used to lead to the former cemetery. Head on towards Lake Jamno and Osieki where the route ends. The final stop is the church of St Anthony of Padua built at the turn of the 14 th and 15 th century.

Most of the temples on this trip are historically related to the presence of Cistercian monks in the region, as it was the Cistercian order that built many of them. If you want to see more, we recommend the Cistercian Trail.

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