Libusza – church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

History

The church in Libusza was built shortly before 1513. The tower was added in 1609. The temple was renovated in 1681, 1873 and several times in the second half of the twentieth century. Until 1986, it was considered one of the best-preserved wooden churches in the Podkarpacie region. After the fire, it was rebuilt, but unfortunately burned again in 2016.

Architecture

The wooden church was of a log construction, single-nave, with the chancel ended on three sides and with a tower attached to the nave, originally covered with a shingle. The temple was covered with a steep roof, covered with shingles, uniform over the presbytery and nave, which led to lower sides of the nave. There was a ridge turret on the roof ridge. The tower was a pole-frame construction with sloping walls, with a slightly overhung porch, covered with an octagonal pyramid roof. The interior was covered with a flat ceiling, and two gothic ogee portals led to it.

Current state

From a fire that broke out in 2016 saved only the frame of the tower, fragments of two walls and the sacristy. It remains to believe that this beautiful monument will be rebuilt once again.

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bibliography:
Szlak architektury drewnianej. Małopolska, Cisowski B., Duda M., Kraków 2005.