Market square, Lanckorona
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Lanckorona Tourist subregion: Wadowicki
Facilities at cultural sites: Photographing allowed
Lanckorona, with its preserved 19th century small-town buildings, is an unforgettable place.
Wooden one-storey houses surround the vast, sloping market square – the centre of the town since it received town privileges (14th century) – and the adjacent streets. Most of the buildings were erected after the fire in 1869, which consumed almost the entire town. Housetops face the market square or the streets, while their characteristic sloping roofs have wide, protruding eaves that, looking from the front, combine beautifully to create something of an arcade. The eaves also cover narrow passages between the buildings called “miedzuchy”. One of the market square houses, which by a strange twist of fate survived the fire, houses the Regional Chamber presenting exhibits connected with everyday lives of the region’s old inhabitants.