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Wooden Architecture App

Wooden Architecture Route in Malopolska Region encompasses over 250 historic buildings of timber construction so distinctive to the Polish landscape and fortunately well preserved, especially in Malopolska. The Route connects picturesque Roman Catholic churches and beautiful Orthodox temples; slender bell towers; Old-Polish Style manors; stand-alone houses and open-air museums – the most precious monuments of folk material culture. Eight of the sites en route are recognized the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of those, church of St Leonard in Lipnica Murowana is the one closest to Tarnow.


Wooden Architecture Route is the initiative of the Malopolska Region, supervised and maintained by the Malopolska Tourist Organization www.drewniana.malopolska.pl

Tarnów. Wooden Architecture Application describes 100 interesting places located in the vicinity of Tarnów, including all 46 sites (churches, granaries, houses and manors) that compose the 'Tarnow and its surroundings' stretch of the Wooden Architecture Route in Malopolska. Information on accommodation and restaurants in Tarnów is also included. There is a choice of predefined routes as well as tools for defining user's own. An up-to-date calendar of events can help in route planning.


The application was realized by the Tarnow Tourist Organization, established in 2010. TTO is the association of individuals, private entities and public institutions operating in the tourism industry. The Organization focuses on promotion and development of tourism products of the Region of Tarnów. www.lot.tarnow.pl



Tarnów. Wooden Architecture App features:


  • FREE mobile guide available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone
  • 100 sites and attractions along the Tarnów section of the Route (stretching over four powiats: bocheński, brzeski, dąbrowski, tarnowski and the city of Tarnów) including all 46 wooden objects plus 54 other ‘must-sees’ (Town Hall in Tarnów; Salt Mine in Bochnia; ‘Stone City’ in Ciężkowice)
  • nearby attractions
  • browsing by the categories
  •  11 suggested routes around Tarnów region (including one walking trail in Tarnów)
  •  up-to-date calendar of events with PUSH notifications
  •  driving, cycling and walking directions
  •  address, contact details, GPS coordinates and photos of each site
  •  available in Polish and English


Tarnów. Wooden Architecture App is available for download from Apple’s App Store, Google Play Store and Windows Phone Store.


Tarnów. Wooden Architecture Maps


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Idea and outline: Marcin Pałach

Text: Paweł Rybak

Photos: Krzysztof Gzyl

Development and implementation: Altconnect



Tarnów. Wooden Architecture application has been funded within grants awarded by Wojewodztwo Malopolskie in 'Malopolska Goscinna' tourism competition, in 2013 and 2014. www.visitmalopolska.pl