The first monks living according to the rule of St. Benedict arrived to Tyniec in the 11th century. The legend tells, that the medieval owners of the village came into conflict with Prince Casimir the Just, who finally deprived of their land and settled the monks on the Tyniec Hill. Enjoy the incredible journey to the monastery, which stands on the rocky riverbank of the Vistula River almost a thousand years, being a place of work, prayer and meditation to hundreds of monks in black habits.
During our Tyniec sightseeing we go for a walk through the monastery courtyard, watch the beautiful interior of the church and admire the medieval monastery cloisters. We will also see the remarkable collections of the Museum of the Tyniec Abbey with many archaeological artefacts from the period preceding the foundation of the monastery. Tyniec is an extraordinary place – historical buildings, magnificent landscape, and aura of concentration and prayerfulness create its unique atmosphere.
Benedictine monks of the Middle Ages were famous for their tenacious, patient work, especially writing, copying and illuminating the books (there is many valuable codes in Tyniec Library). Nowadays, they are still engaged in historical research and publishing, but they are also known for their natural and healthy products (honey, herbal tinctures, cookies, pasta), which can be bought in the monastery shop. Tyniec Abbey sightseeing tour is a unique spiritual experience and a wonderful opportunity to have commerce with history and art of the highest class. Discover this wonderful place, where people praise God by prayer and work for nearly a thousand years!
Our Krakow guide is always concerned about the comfort of tourists and pilgrims, so we offer You a delicious meal at a promotional price during the Tyniec sightseeing.