• Address: Kościelna, 72-015 Jasienica


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    The ruins of the Augustinian monastery in Police-Jasienica are located on the banks of the Gunica River, by the provincial road no. 114, c. 21 km north of the centre of Szczecin. The monastic buildings are located in the vicinity of kościół pw. Św. Apostołów Piotra i Pawła [the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul]. The historic complex is located behind the bridge on the Gunica, when You drive from Stare Police. Nearby, at the Almed health centre, You can find a stop of the public bus no. 101. The Samorządowa Line, connecting Police and Trzebieża, also has its stop there. In the neighbourhood there are grocery stores, a pharmacy and a branch of the Bank Spółdzielczy, and there are designated free parking spaces near these landmarks.

The monastery was founded in the 13th century after the arrival of the Augustinian friars in the area. In the 16th century, as a result of the reformation, the monastery was dissolved and the building gradually declined. The ruins are open to visitors.

The ruins of the Augustinian monastery in Police-Jasienica is a monument that reminds You of the beautiful history of these lands. This is one of the most beautiful monuments of medieval monastic architecture in West Pomerania. Its origin is connected with the presence of the Augustinians - monks brought to this land in the middle of the thirteenth century. Thanks to their activities, the areas by the river, wet until then, became utilised and the Gunica became regulated. The monks built a mill, bred sheep and pigs, as well as cultivated hops and owned several inns. They were also at the disposal of a wooden church built in the late thirteenth century, which was later rebuilt by them. The monastery itself was founded in the fourteenth century. The monastery buildings consisted of two two-storey naves and a church, which formed together a courtyard open westwards. What survived to our times are the initial foundations of buildings in the Gothic style with peripheral walls on the south and east naves to the first floor, and cellar rooms. During the Reformation in the sixteenth century, the monastery of Jasienica ceased to fulfil its functions and became secularised. At the end of the seventeenth century, it began to fall into disrepair. In the mid-twentieth century, the upper storeys were removed. Today, the area around the church and the ruins of the monastery is well maintained and cleared. Dangerous places are enclosed. The interior of the building is overgrown with shrubs and other wild vegetation, but it is available to the public and it is possible to sightsee the ruins closely. Preserved decorative window arches and arcades perfectly highlight the style which the monastery was built in. The area is encompassed by a churchyard. The ruins of the monastery are available to be seen by any visitor. Part of the building can be reached from the outside, the other remaining elements can be accessed from the courtyard of the church. This beautiful place is very often used as the background of various kinds of outdoor photo sessions. The Augustinian Fair, a regular event aiming at cultivating the culture of the former culture, especially the medieval one, has been organised for several years next to the church and ruins at the end of summer holidays. What is more, the Passion of Christ has recently started to be staged in the ruins of the church on Holy Saturday. The temple located in the neighbourhood is perfectly visible from the road because it is, in fact, built on an elevated area. The ruins of the monastery are hidden a bit deeper.


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