The Benedictine Abbey of Tyniec is located on the outskirts of Krakow, upon the Vistula riverbank. The abbey boasts eventful and dramatic history of nearly 1000 years. Due to several war damages there was little left of the original 11th-century monastery; it was first replaced by Gothic structures and next by the 16th-century Renaissance buildings, rebuilt in Baroque style in the 17th century. Also the abbey’s present Baroque church dates from the 17th century.
The abbey still houses a monks’ community, who run a guest house and small shop with Benedictines’ specialties. On request the visitors can have a meeting with monks and learn about their every-day-life in a monastery, try some of the traditional products or listen to an organ music or monk quire concert.
Distance from Krakow city centre: 12 km, about 25 min driving one way
It is possible to organize a river cruise from Krakow city centre to the Tyniec Abbey:
Vistula River Cruise more