Szczyrzyc Monastery

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Szczyrzyc Cistercian Abbey
Zyrich Cistercian Abbey (Szczyrzyc)
Zyrich Cistercian Abbey (Szczyrzyc)
location Poland
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Lies in the diocese Tarnów
Coordinates: 49 ° 47 '6 "  N , 20 ° 11' 13"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 47 '6 "  N , 20 ° 11' 13"  E
Serial number
according to Janauschek
Patronage St. Mary
founding year 1234
Year of dissolution /
Mother monastery Jędrzejów Monastery
Primary Abbey Morimond Monastery
Congregation Polish Congregation

Daughter monasteries

in the 20th century: Oliva Monastery and Heinrichau Monastery

The Szczyrzyc Monastery [ ˈʃtʃɨʒɨt͜s ] (lat. Abbatia BMV de Ciricio; Ciricium ) is a Cistercian abbey in Poland . It is located in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship (Małopolskie), around 30 km south-southeast of Krakow .


Szczyrzyc Monastery was founded as the daughter of Jędrzejów Monastery from the filiation of Morimond Primary Abbey . The uninterrupted continuing monastery was in 1234 from the Kraków province governor Teodor Gryfita from Ruszcza first in Ludźmierz founded and colonized 1238th In 1241 it was moved to Szczyrzyc. Its rank as an abbey was renewed in 1918. The domain, which was nationalized in 1948, was repurchased by the Order in 1993.

Buildings and plant

Monastery church

The ensemble, which was rebuilt since 1620 and in the 19th century, includes the church, the monastery with courtyards, the abbot's house, a museum, the garden and the brewery. The new church was built in the Gothic tradition using the Gothic walls in 1642. It has the shape of a Latin cross . New monastery buildings were completed in 1644.


  • Faryna-Paszkiewicz, Hanna / Omilanowska, Małgorzata / Pasieczny, Robert: Atlas zabytków architektury w Polsce , Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN Warszawa 2001, p. 572, ISBN 83-01-13478-X .

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