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Cross-border pilgrimage route as an instrument of promotion common cultural and historical heritage on the Ukrainian-Polish border areas





Project type

Regular project






1.1 Promotion of local culture and history




Association of self-governments “Euroregion Carpathians – Ukraine” (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)


Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Lviv Regional State Administration (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
The Roman Catholic Parish dedicated to Saint Jadwiga in Mokobody (Mazowieckie Voivodeship, Poland)
The Roman Catholic Parish dedicated the birth of Holy Virgin in Hołubla (Mazowieckie Voivodeship, Poland)

TOTAL BUDGET 2 101 106.76 € ENI CO-FUNDING 1 890 996.08 €
DURATION 48 months 03.05.2018 - 31.10.2022

Project description

The Christian religion has been present on the Polish and Ukrainian territories for ages leaving many places of worship. Nowadays, many of them, particularly in Ukraine, is in very bad condition. During the Soviet Union period, they were used inappropriately (e.g. as warehouses), which led to their serious destruction. One of the examples is the Monastery in Pidkamin, founded by the Polish King John III Sobieski, nowadays located in Lviv Region. In the 18th century, it was one of the four famous pilgrimage centres in Europe (next to Częstochowa, Fatima and Lourdes). Today, this sacral relic needs deep renovation. The Saint Jadwiga Roman Catholic Church in Mokobody and the Roman Catholic Church of Holy Virgin Birth in Hołubla on the other side of the border also demand restoration.

The CBCPilgrim project is the answer to these needs, providing complex restoration of the Pidkamin Monastery Church (including the bell tower), and Polish churches in Mokobody and Hołubla. The partners will also organize six concerts of sacral music, refresh three historical websites, publish promotional videos and the “Churches and places of pilgrimage on the Ukrainian-Polish borderland” album. But the most interesting point of the project is the virtual “Cross-border pilgrimage route”. The track will present the most important objects in the region, illustrated with beautiful photographs. New website and mobile application (in English, Polish and Ukrainian language) will enable the unusual possibility to make an “e-walk” through relic facilities and learn anything new about them.

Through the CBCPilgrim project, the sacral monuments in the Ukrainian-Polish borderland will receive new life and face becoming more recognisable through the natives and tourists coming not only from Ukraine and Poland but other European countries as well.


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