Benedictine Abbey of Tyniec

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Benedictine Abbey of Tyniec

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Gordon C
Plymouth, UK83 contributions
Worth a visit just for the views and walk
Sep 2020 • Couples
We visited here during our time in Krakow. Combined it with another venture. Views were amazing . We had a short walk along the river but had to turn back as it was closed off for some reason. Got a cab to our next venture The Mound
Written September 9, 2020
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Johan v
Antwerp, Belgium504 contributions
nice destination close to Krakow
Jul 2020
It is a good destination if you want to leave Krakow for a couple of hours.
The water tram is not working any more, but there are alternative companies taking you there by boat. Otherwise it is a nice bike trip or you can easily get there by bus. The easiest bus connection is bus 112 that leaves from Rondo Grunwaldzkie
and takes you to Tyniec. From the bus stop you walk about 800 meters.
Nice church and very nice view over the valley. Small museum, shop and cafetaria. There are possibilities to do some water sports at the foot of the abbey.
Written August 2, 2020
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Greenwood, Canada61 contributions
Amazing trip
Nov 2019
I loved this place. So peaceful. Built 1000 years ago. Rebuild after 19 century. If you see what they did to it you would be amazed.
Super nice place and only 15 min from Krakow.
Had B&B - I would love to stay there. Breakfast served too and I can imagine how nice it is after eating lunch there. Lunch was out of this world. Polish dishes, freshly made by 2 young people -chefs after culinary school.
Nice walk around.
Written November 24, 2019
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Sheffield, UK169 contributions
Bike ride from Krakow
Oct 2019 • Couples
We cycled from Krakow along the river on the cycle path. Took an hour at a very steady speed. Lovely peaceful place to visit with excellent views. Great lunch in the cafe by the entrance (down the steps).
Looks like the restaurants on the river would be open in summer months.
Written October 30, 2019
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg226 contributions
A pleasant trip by Krakow Water Tram
Sep 2019
We stayed 5 days in Cracow and stumbled on the possibility to visit this abbey by bicycle. This seemed a nice daytrip, allowing us to evade the hordes of tourists in the Old Town. In the end we had a problem renting bicycles and decided to make the trip by the Krakow Water Tram to Tyniec. The trip takes about 1h30 one way, leaves at 10.25 am from the Grundwaldzki Bridge and allows a quick visit of about 70 minutes of the Benedictine Abbey.
We went on a lovely sunny Sunday. After all the walking we had done during our stay in Cracow, it was nice to sit and rest on the boat. We were about 14 passengers, so enough space for everybody. There is not extremely much to see during the trip, but enough to make it worthwhile. The boat even passes a lock.
The abbey is beautifully located on a rock above the Vizla river and is worth the trip. There is interesting information about the history of the monastery. We visited the church, but unfortunately, the monastery and the shop were closed. We did not have enough time to visit the museum. There is a small cafe with lovely views over the river, but it was quite crowded.
Next to the boat landing is a small foodstall selling drinks, icecream, zapiekanka, French fries and hotdogs to make up for a simple lunch.
This trip is very pleasant if you have some spare time in Cracow. Unfortunately, we have not been able to find any English information about the Krakow Water Tram on internet, but the time table on the official Polish site is usable. There seems to be another boattrip, but the time scedule (leaving at 15.30 or so) did not fit in our plans.
Written September 27, 2019
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San Gwann, Malta476 contributions
Very interesting but quite far from the center
May 2019
The Abbey is very interesting. The church is very baroque so it is a bit out of touch with the exterior but still beautiful. Amazing is the well, well worth a visit. Do not miss the shop where you can buy a lot of local products and by-products.

We visited as part of a cycle tour which was nice but you must have a bit of experience with cycling to really survive.
Written August 22, 2019
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Stalybridge,England110 contributions
Jul 2019
We took the bus from Krakow to visit the Abbey which was a slight disappointment as we expected more. But it is still a working Abbey so maybe that is why.
Written August 21, 2019
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Miami, FL1,721 contributions
Nice abbey in a beautiful location
Jun 2019 • Couples
The Benedictine Abbey of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Tyniec was founded by the Polish king, Casimir I, the Restorer, in 1044. Benedictine monks look to Benedict of Nursia (b. 480, d. 547) as their father and founder. He dedicated himself to the ascetical life, becoming a hermit at a young age, but after some time spent in solitude he was asked to become the superior of a monastic community near his hermitage. However, the monks of this monastery didn’t manage to live up to the saint’s high standards: they decided to poison him, but the chalice filled with poisoned wine shattered when Benedict made the sign of the Cross over it. Then the Saint left the company of these malicious monks and eventually went on to found a new monastery on the top of the hill of Monte Cassino. This is where he wrote his famous Rule, which became the law and source of inspiration for many generations of monks. This abbey, ruined several times, still exists and is inhabited by Benedictines.
Written June 21, 2019
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions
A nice monastery in a wonderful setting
Feb 2018 • Solo
I had been three times to the abbey, all with different means of transportation. Once by bus, once by bicycle and once on foot. The latter two options should be opted if you have time as it is a nice way to see the area. I decided to rent a bicycle and head to the nearby Abbey of Tyniec located at about 13km from Krakow city center. After crossing the Debniki bridge I got on the bike path running along the Vistula's banks and left the city. Biking along the countryside I had nice views across the river towards the Las Wolski woods where the Camaldolese monastery could be seen on the hilltop. Around 40 minutes later I eventually reached the Abbey of Tyniec. The abbey itself was founded during the 11th century, however, throughout the centuries it was destroyed several times, first my the Mongols in the 12th century then by the Swedish during the 17th century and eventually by the Russians in the 18th century. It was thus consequently reconstructed so it now mainly consists of different styles intermixed. The church itself is mostly Baroque, particularly in the interior, but Gothic traces can also be found particularly in the outer defensive walls and in the cloister. Before heading in, I decided, to head around the abbey; I left the bike on a patch of grass and walked through some bushes until I reached the bank of the Vistula river. From there I could clearly see the fortress-like structure of the Abbey built on top of solid white rock. After enjoying the sun and view I got back on the bike and rode uphill to the Abbey's entrance. I left the bike against a wall and walked inside. I first entered the church with its Baroque altar built by the Italian sculptor Francesco Placidi. Then I came outside once again and headed to the small shop owned by the monks, who by the way produce beer and even some wine. I bought a dark beer and cider which I then later savored at home. The view from the Abbey was really nice, with the Vistula flowing right below and fields all around.
Written January 23, 2019
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Gerringong, Australia121 contributions
Basic but a wonderful stay
Oct 2018
The accommodation wing has been recently upgraded from the medieval style of the Abbey. Rooms are small but well appointed (no TV - after all its an abbey) with eveything needed. Lifts to all floorsand easy to get around. The dining room/restaurant provided the most marvelous banquet for our group with much of the produce from the property. A wonderful experience I canonce again enjoy some time
Written November 6, 2018
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