The Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec


The Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec was founded in 1044 by the King Kazimierz Odnowiciel. The monastery is situated on a picturesque limestone hill overlooking the Vistula River, at the south-western end of the city.

The Romanesque buildings from the eleventh  century have been repeatedly rebuilt, which is not surprising, since they were many times destroyed during the invasions of the Tartars, Czechs and Swedes.

In the early nineteenth century the abbey and monastery buildings closed down and were used by the Tyniec bishopric. The Benedictines returned to Tyniec in 1939 and once again thoroughly rebuilt their estate .

The Benedictines that reside in Tyniec are very active: they run a number of workshops (for both adults and children), organize retreats, run the museum and guest house, they manufacture a lot of interesting products according to the old Benedictine recipes and oversee the whole network of shops where these products are distributed on a franchise basis.

The very well developed and administered website of the Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec will provide you with a lot of interesting details.

Tuesday, 17th September 2019
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