Category: Cultural Heritage

The Wooden Church of St Mary Magdalene in Bełk

In the village of Bełk, located in the district of Rybnik, there is an, eighteenth-century wooden Church of Saint Mary Magdalene. Besides the monument, which is recently unfortunately closed, one can see attractive landscapes. The church is adjacent to the ponds and the Bierawka river, which are part of the landscape park “Cistercian Landscape Compositions”. The church in Bełk is situated on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province.

street Kościelna 6
44-230 Bełk
Rybnicko-Raciborski Region, Silesia
in the country
Contact data
: 32 431 60 96
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General Information
: churches, architectural monuments, wooden architecture, sacred monuments, history sources
Prices & amenities
: admission free
: whole year
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In the mid-90s of the last century, one of the first weather radars in Poland was mounted on a wooded hill called “Ramża”, near Rybnik. Its task is to monitor violent weather phenomena and a cyclic data transfer to the operation center. After the modernization in 2010, the radar became the most modern of all eight such devices installed in Poland.
Jeden z najlepiej zachowanych układów urbanistycznych osiedla robotniczego z pierwszej połowy XX w. To całościowy kompleks, obejmujący zabudowę mieszkalną, gospodarczą i zieleń obsadzenia ulic, związany z historią kopalni Dębieńsko w Czerwionce (powiat rybnicki).
The workers’ colony in Czerwionka (part of the commune and town of Czerwionka-Leszczyny in the Rybnik district) is one of over two hundred such colonies in Silesia. It was built in the years 1899-1916 for the workers of the Dębieńsko mine. This interesting complex consists of 98 buildings, most of which are brick family houses of very interesting architecture. The colony is considered by historians as one of the most valuable settlement, and has been entered in the register of historic monuments.
Palowice is a village lying in the district of Rybnik, in the commune of CzerwionkaLeszczyny. There are a few monuments including the ruins of the steel mill “Waleska”, a neo-Classicist mansion, an old distillery and remains of the historic park at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The Palowice manor house, built by the family of Winckler Tiele between 1860 and 1880, is located on a small hill near the center of the village, and is commonly called, with great exaggeration, the castle.
Dębieńsko, which until 1977 was a separate village, is now one of the four districts of the town of CzerwionkaLeszczyny, lying in its north-eastern part. The history of the parish dates back probably to the thirteenth century. The church of Saint George, which in the present form is the result of over two hundred years of successive reconstructions, is a building erected at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth century in the place of the former medieval wooden church.
Palowice is an old village situated in the district of Rybnik. It was for the first time mentioned in a document of Duke of Racibórz as early as 1308. Centuries ago, an important trade route to Moravia ran through the village. An interesting monument lying on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province is the Church of Holy Trinity. This sanctuary comes from the village of Leszczyny, from where it was brought to Palowicein 1981.
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