Biecz

CATEGORY
buildings cemetery mansion / manor house bell tower monastery / convent church landscape museum square town hall / city hall synagogue street countryside tower
STYLE
16th century, 18th century, 19th century, baroque, neo-baroque, gothic, renaissance, middle ages
NEIGHBORHOOD
town
POSTAL CODE
48-430
CITY
Biecz
REGION
małopolskie
WEBSITE
www.biecz.pl
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About location

Biecz – a town situated in Gorlice county, in the Lesser Poland region, in the Southeast of Poland. It is a small tourist town with a picturesque location – on the banks of Ropa River, on one of the hills of the Carpathian Foothills. Thanks to its rich history, it is often named the ‘pearl of Subcarpathia’ or ‘little Kraków.’ Sometimes it is also called the ‘Polish Carcassonne’ due to the preserved fragments of medieval town walls and buildings. The main attractions of Biecz are its historical monuments:

 - the Old Town district (the area was surrounded by town walls in the 14th in the centre a rectangular marketplace was marked out);

- Corpus Christi Church (1490-1510) with a tower bell, St Barbara Church (1860)  with an old presbytery; 

- monastic complex of Franciscans (church, monastery, historic wall);

- a synagogue (1850);

- cemeteries from the First World War;

- town hall with a tower (1450), rebuilt in the 16th

- Holy Spirit Hospital (1395);

- tenement houses and mansions from the 15th c., 16th, and 17th centuries;