Old Believers’ monastery

The small village of Wojnowo sitting at the edge of the Pisz Forest has Poland’s only convent of the Starowiercy, or Old Believers, erected in the mid-19th century.

A modest gate leads into the yard lined with monastic and charring buildings. The promontory running into Lake Dus is occupied by a small Orthodox cemetery overgrown with trees and dotted with old crosses. In the village is the small Old Believers’ timber church (molenna) with interesting iconostasis, and a few old houses.

Monastic House dedicated to the Protection of Our Lady, Wojnowo 24 tel. +(48-87) 425 70 81, www.orthodox.pl