Tykocin, Grabarka, Bohoniki, Kruszyniany, Hajnowka

Temples of three faiths

The cultural heritage of the Tykocin Jews is best represented by its 17th century synagogue that houses a Jewish museum.

The most important Orthodox sanctuary in Poland is located on the Holy Mountain in Grabarka. The most striking thing is that the church is surrounded by a forest of thousands of crosses brought by pilgrims.

An original modern Orthodox church is found at Hajnowka. The church hosts International Orthodox Church Music Festival.

Timber mosques and Muslim cemeteries can be visited at Bohoniki and Kruszyniany. They were set up by Tartar settlers in the 17th century.

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