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Tyniec is a historic village in Poland on the Vistula river, since 1973 a part of the city of Kraków (currently in the district of Dębniki). Tyniec is notable for its famous Benedictine abbey founded by king Casimir the Restorer in 1044.

Benedictine Abbey beyond the Vistula river
Benedictine abbey - Tyniec

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Tyniec is a village west of Krakow in Poland.



St. Peter's and St. Paul's Church and Benedictine Abbey at Tyniec are at the Vistula river. It was built in 1044 by Casimir the Restorer in romanique style. It was one of the most important scientific place in the first Polish Kingdom, the first cronics of Poland were written here about 1100. Built as a fortress, it was not conquered by the Tatars in 1241. In the 15th century the church was rebuilt and later remodelled in the 17th and 18th centuries. It's buildings damaged during the Confederation of Bar in 1764 hostilities. The revival of the Benedictine tradition at Tyniec occurred in the 20th century.

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