Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec
It has one of the most valuable collections of religious items in Poland.
The permanent exhibition in the cellar contains Romanesque architectural elements (capitals, shafts and bases of columns, fragments of 13th-century floor tiles from the church), a copy of a cup and paten from one of the first burials in the abbey discovered during excavation works conducted on the premises of the church in the 1960s. The preserved capitals of the columns from the turn of the 12th century, adorned with geometric and floral ornaments belong to the most beautiful examples of Polish Romanesque art.
The underground and the first floor of the old library contain an exhibition of monuments associated with the history of the abbey. In part, the showpieces come from a local collection (preserved or returned after World War II).
Translation: Summa Linguae