• Updated 02.06.2015 by Administrator UMB

    Multiculturalism

     

    Synagogue in Tykocin.

    • Tykocin – is a town by the river Narew, formed over centuries by coexisting Christian and Jewish communities. Due to the well-preserved urban arrangement and historic architecture, the town is called the pearl of Polish Baroque. It was a favorite place of the Polish King Zygmunt August. For decades, Tykocin Castle functioned as one the greatest fortresses in the country. In the 17th century,  The War Veterans' Home (also called Alumnat) was created in Tykocin, as one of only a few such, care providing, institutions in the country. In Tykocin, you can still visit one of the oldest and the largest Synagogues in Poland and the baroque Church of the Holy Trinity.

     

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    Orthodox Church of the Annunciation

    • Supraśl – is a beautiful health resort with over 500 years of history. Here you can find a famous post- Basilian monastery buildings with a fortified Orthodox church, built in Gothic and Byzantine styles at the beginning of the 16th century. Within the premises of the Orthodox monastery buildings, there is a Museum of Icons with one of the most extensive collections of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries icons in Poland. Here you can also admire the unique 16th century murals, which survived from the destroyed and later rebuilt Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, located in the churchyard.

     

    Mizar - Muslim cemetery.
    • Orient in Podlasie – two villages, Kruszyniany and Bohoniki, are the largest settlements of Polish Tatars living here since the 17th century. These are the centers of Tatars' history and their religious life, where you can see the unique wooden mosques and modern mizars (Muslim cemeteries) - the only ones in Poland. When visiting Kruszyniany, it is an absolute must to taste the original Tatar cuisine including pierekaczewnik, kibiny, and pieremiacze.