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3,5 thousandth Kazimierz Dolny (Kazimierz nad Wisłą) is visited by over a million tourists annually.
In the early Middle Ages, there was a settlement called Wietrzna Góra here.
In 1181, Kazimierz Sprawiedliwy gave the noms of the Norbertines ownership of the settlement and surrounding areas, and they called this place Kazimierz.
The stone tower comes from the Middle Ages. In the mid-fourteenth century, Kazimierz Wielki built a castle nearby.
The legend of the beautiful Jewess Esterka says that Kazimierz Wielki, who was in love with the girl, built a castle in the nearby Bochotnica, connected by dungeons with the castle in Kazimierz Dolny.
The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were a period of prosperity of the city, which, thanks to its location on the Vistula, grew rich in trade, mainly in grain. Beautifully decorated tenement houses appeared then, and people lived well.
The Swedish deluge caused the fall of the city, which never regained its former glory.
After the defeat of the January Uprising, Kazimierz Dolny lost its municipal rights.
After World War I, Kazimierz Dolny hosted artists, mainly painters, who, fascinated by this place, organized numerous open-air painting sessions.
In 1927, Kazimierz Dolny regained its municipal rights.
World War II tragically ended the joint residence of Christian and Jewish people in the city.
After the Second World War, the town revived as an artistic and tourist center.
You organize various festivals, museums and art galleries flourish.
Galleries SztukaToTu.pl offers works of young and experienced creators, touching various topics, made with many techniques.
Here you can find paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures.
Works are available in the internet gallery and at ul. Nadwiślańska 7 in Kazimierz Dolny.
The gallery is run by Marek Andała, a graduate of the Institute of Artistic Education at UMCS in Lublin.
Two Riversides Film and Art Festival is a film event, which tradition dates back to the year 1995, when it began to present film art in Kazimierz Dolny.
The first festival in the current formula took place in August 2007 ri and since then its director is Grażyna Torbicka.
The festival of folk bands and singers takes place in Kazimierz Dolny in June and promotes authentic folk music-making.
The competition is attended by:
-Traditional regional folk bands
-people playing traditional musical instruments, such as: violin, zlóbcoki, mazanki, cymbals, bagpipes, groves, goat, thrombita, ligawka, bazuna, heligonka, harmony, pipes and pipes
- singers - soloists
- singing groups
During the festival take place:
-National Folk Art Fair - on the Big Market in Kazimierz Dolny
-folk fun to the music of regional bands - in Mały Rynek
Half-party festival - these are meetings with artists representing various genres of art, taking place in the former synagogue in Kazimierz Dolny
(pardes - Hebrew: garden, orchard, paradise or a way of studying the Torah)
The organizer is Fundacja Spichlerz Kultury.
The goal of the event is to discover the multicultural heritage of Kazimierz Dolny and the Lublin region
The festival organizes:
- thematic spheres
- multimedia presentations
- photographic exhibitions
- meeting with artists and curators
- book presentations
The festival takes place cyclically in the second half of August.
Every year, for 40 years, every Saturday in July and August, summer organ concerts are held in Fara Kazimierz Dolny, organized under the name "Summer Music Evenings".
The Renaissance organ of the Fara in Kazimierz Dolny, dating from 1620, is a unique instrument, the oldest in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. The first concert took place here in 1972.
The organ in nearby Janowiec is much younger, as it comes from 1934, but it is also held there "Summer Organ Concerts".
The first festival was held in 1995. At that time, 15 feature films and 2 mornings for children were shown. At that time, there were also evening film screenings in the Mały Rynek in Kazimierz Dolny.
Over time, other artistic accompanying events were included in the program. In 1997, the festival awards were presented for the first time - Crowns of Casimir the Great.
In Kazimierz Dolny, it is possible to spend time actively during canoeing and pontoon trips on the Vistula, Chodelka and other rivers of the region.
The Vistula near Kazimierz Dolny still retains its natural character. During the trip, you can admire sandy shoals, steep shores, various plant sites, birds and aquatic animals.
Trips around Kazimierz Dolny and the area by off-road vehicles allow you to reach the most interesting monuments and beautiful places in the city and in the area.
It is possible to drive off-road vehicles by the participants themselves.
Corporate events are also organized.
Various types of off-road vehicles and Quads were prepared for the participants.
-Wyprawy Off Road Adventure Trophy (sightseeing) are connected with visiting the most interesting places of Kazimierz Dolny and Janowiec.
- Selectionwhere participants visit checkpoints along the route and perform specific tasks.
Trial Trophy it is the passage of the last section of the route, checking the acquired skills.
- A field camp connected with a bonfire on the escarpment
Summer and winter horse rides, as well as a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh in Kazimierz Dolny and the surrounding area. Additionally, it is possible to organize a sleigh ride or bonfire.
Nature Rope Park it's 19 obstacles suspended from 2 to 14 meters above the ground.
- the youngest participants receive the diplomas of the "Tree Friend"
-for children aged 2 - 3 there is a route called "Toddler"
-the night rush takes place every Friday and Saturday of holidays at 21.00
- the main route is divided into 2 smaller:
The Wild Route (at an altitude of 2-6 m) and the Falcon Route (at an altitude of 6-14 m)
There is a possibility of visiting Kazimierz Dolny with a licensed guide or meleks or meleks.
In the market square of Kazimierz Dolny and in nearby galleries, you can buy paintings on various topics, created by local artists - painters.
Nadwiślańskie Museum in Kazimierz Dolny, it has seven branches in four towns: Kazimierz Dolny, Puławy, Janowiec and Żmijowiska.
In the years 1926-39, artistic and historical collections began to be gathered in Kamienica Celejowska, and in 1963, the Regional Museum was established in Kazimierz Dolny.
The current collection of the Vistula Museum is over 20. exhibits from various fields: fine arts, arts and crafts, history, ethnography, archeology and nature.
Kamienica Celejowska - collections in the field of archeology, history, fine arts, as well as paintings created in the years 1918-1939 in the artistic circle of prof. Tadeusz Pruszkowski.
The Museum of Goldsmiths' Art is located in the historic cellars of the Main Building of the Vistula River Museum in Kazimierz Dolny, Rynek 19. It is the only institution in Poland that collects the products of old and modern goldsmiths. Also temporary exhibitions presenting works of contemporary artists are organized here.
Manufaktura Muzealna - an educational center where lessons and museum workshops are held. It is located in a wooden manor house, transferred to Kazimierz Dolny from Guestsradowo, ul. Podzamcze 20.
The Natural Department of the Vistula Museum - located in the XNUMXth-century granary. A nature exhibition is presented here.
-Fossils 65 million years old
- the Vistula aquarium
Castle in Janowiec - a branch of the Vistula Museum in Kazimierz Dolny. It is one of the largest and most beautifully situated castles in Poland. Preserved here:
- Bastion lock from the 16th century and expanded in the 18th century (courtyard, galleries and observation deck, rebuilt North House)
- baroque monster from Moniak from the 18th century (interior exhibition of the landowners' court, guest rooms)
- grain granary, wooden from the 19th century, moved from Podlodów on the Wieprz river (inside the ethnographic exhibition: folk art, craft, water transport, fishing)
- a wooden barn from the 19th century, moved from Wylągów
- a group of farm buildings: a former loom-coach house and a residential house from 20 XX century
The Kuncewicz House - a literary branch of the Vistula Museum in Kazimierz Dolny. This house was built in 1936 for the writer and her husband, a lawyer and writer. The building became the summer residence of the Kuncewiczs for three years, because in September 1939 the hosts emigrated.
After the war, they stayed here for part of the year, but spent the winter in Rome. After the death of her husband, Maria Kuncewiczowa decided to live in Kazimierz Dolny permanently.
In the years 1991-2005, the house was looked after by the Kuncewicz Foundation, established by the son, Witold.
In 2004, Kuncewiczówka was bought from the hands of Witold and transferred to the Nadwiślański Museum in Kazimierz Dolny.
The wooden villa is surrounded by a garden with a rich tree stand.
- fireplace room
- Kuncewicz's cabinet
- staircase, platform
- living room of Maria Kuncewiczowa apartment
- a bedroom with a wardrobe
- Witold's room (exhibitions are organized here)
The partially reconstructed early medieval Grodzisko in Żmijowiska is the seat of the Vistula River Museum Branch.
Archaeological research has been carried out here. In 2009, the first elements of the archaeological open-air museum were created, in which the experimental archeology center operates.
-Reconstructions of archaeological objects
-Workshop of Experimental Archeology
-The thematic trail "Grodziska nad Chodelka"
Prom Serokomla - between towns: Bochotnica - Nasiłów
passage Furze -prom connecting two banks of the Vistula (Janowiec - Kazimierz Dolny)
The slope offers a panoramic view of the village of Mięćmierz, the Małopolska Vistula Gorge and the Radom Plain.
Mięćmierz - the old rafting hamlet is today a "living open-air museum" with peasant cottages moved here from other places and a windmill-koźlak.
Mountain of the Three Crosses - Krzyżowa Góra. Three crosses, placed here in 1708, commemorate the victims of the XNUMXth-century plague. From here you can admire the entire Kazimierz Dolny.
Parchatka Hill - a vantage point on the Vistula gorge, where three crosses once stood, placed there at the behest of princess Izabela Czartoryska.
Cruises on the Vistula in Kazimierz Dolny take place on five tourist ships, which run throughout the day. The cruise takes about 1 hour and leads past the Janowiec Castle to Męćmierz and back. It is possible to organize a banquet on the ship.
In Kazimierz Dolny and the surrounding area, you can take advantage of relaxation and wellness treatments in one of several Spa centers.
In Kazimierz Dolny scenic flights are organized.
Numerous bicycle routes are run in the picturesque surroundings of Kazimierz Dolny:
Historic churches and chapels
To the mouth of the Bystra River
To Puławy by bike
To Ostrow Lubelski by bike
On the Vistula River in Mięćmierz
Loop through two necropolises
The turtle and the dinosaur trail
Lublin - Nałęczów - Kazimierz Dolny
Kazimierz Dolny - Kraśnik
Lesser Poland Gorge of the Vistula
Powiśle Cycle Trail
Opole Lubelskie - Solec nad Wisłą
Kazimierz Dolny - Opole Lubelskie - Bęczyn
Direction: Cold Down
By bike to Albrechtówkę
By bike to Skowieszynek
To Mięćmierz by bike
The thread of the narrow-gauge railway
The Shrine of Appearance
The Green Trail
To Piotrawin by bike
By bike, behind a canoe, through the Chodelka Valley
Through fields and two ravines
From Czerniawy to Łysa Góra
Żabim Dołem to Pajura
To the Binienda
On the cockerel
Monuments to the history of Bloody Wednesday
A blurred trail
Between ul. Małachowski and Czerniawy
A chapel on Górna Pulawska
Following the Branches of the Vistula Museum in Kazimierz Dolny
In the footsteps of Kazimierz landarts
Soviet soldiers cemetery
In the footsteps of the King of Humor
In the footsteps of the November insurgents
Mountains and Norowe Dolne
To the sources of Grodarz
In search of pearls
Market square and surroundings
On the trail of Kazimierz granaries
Two Mountains of Three Crosses
To the oak of King Kazimierz
White road to Podgórze
The path to Mięćmierz
A walk through the city fields
Walk to Mięćmierz
Artistic workshops conducted in Kazimierz Dolny are intended for adults and children.
In the area Ski Station Kazimierz, there are four platter lifts, and there are four ski runs in the area: 590 m, 470 m, 250 m and 110 m, intended for beginners and inexperienced skiers. These routes are groomed, snowed and illuminated in the evening.
Additionally, at the disposal of guests:
- ski school
- ski and snowboard equipment rental
- discounts for organized groups
-a possibility to prepare a bonfire
On the hill there are ruins of a fortified castle from the times of Casimir the Great, rebuilt during the Renaissance.
XIII - an eternal tower on the top of the castle hill, as so-called the upper castle was defensive before the construction of the proper castle was completed. It could also be the seat of a customs guard or a night-time river lantern. From the top, there is a beautiful view of Kazimierz Dolny and the surrounding area. The tower has a height 19 m, and the thickness of the wall decreases as the height increases (at the bottom 4,20 m, at the top around 3 m). At 6 m, there is a vaulted entrance, which was once connected by a drawbridge with a ramp.
The Biała Tenement House at ul. Senatorska comes from the XNUMXth century. Its decorative accent is the attic.
The tenement houses were built in the XNUMXth century. Their owners were the brothers Mikołaj and Krzysztof Przybyłowo, who decorated them with images of their patrons. Both tenement houses have the same layout of facades and similar ornaments. The roofs of the buildings are masked with high attics, which give the impression that the houses are taller than they really are.
The tenement house dates back to the XNUMXth century and is also called under St. Bartłomiej, because there is a likeness of this saint, the patron saint of the owner, Bartłomiej Celej. Another name for it is the Czarna tenement house, due to the dark color of the facade plaster.
Today it is the seat of the Vistula Museum in Kazimierz Dolny.
The first records of the local parish come from the beginning of the XNUMXth century. The small church was rebuilt in the following centuries. After a fire in the XNUMXth century, the church was rebuilt in the Renaissance style. The model for the construction of granaries in Kazimierz Dolny was based on the example of Farze.
A wooden building already existed here in 1530, and a brick building was erected in 1670. The church is modeled on the Faara in Kazimierz.
Established in 1892, it has been carrying passengers and goods around Kazimierz Dolny for almost a hundred years. Currently, the cable car is a tourist attraction of the Lublin region.
The baroque Gdańsk Tenement House, located at the market square in Kazimierz Dolny, was built in 1795. Rebuilt after the destruction of World War II, it is one of the most beautiful tenement houses in the city.
The building of Kosher Slaughterhouses in the Mały Rynek in Kazimierz Dolny dates back to the beginning of the XNUMXth century. XIX century. Slaughterhouses, however, already existed in this place in the XNUMXth century.
The building was built in 1921 as a municipal bath and laundry. Today it houses a guest house and a restaurant.
The building was erected in the second half of the 2th century. Eighteenth century, burned down in 1853, and after rebuilding it was intended for living. Currently, it houses the only Museum of Goldsmith Art in Poland.
Granary at the end of ul. Krakowska - today in ruins. One of the smallest granaries in Kazimierz Dolny, comes from the first half of the 1th century. XVII century
Kobiałki Granary - today the PTTK hotel at ul. Krakowska 61. The last granary in Kazimierz, preserved in its entirety. It was established in 1636 and was one of the so-called grain warehouses. Janowieckie carriage.
Granary at ul. Tyszkiewicza 18 is situated by the road leading to the port, today it is in ruins.
Ulanowskich Granary - today the Natural History Museum at ul. Puławska 34. The granary dates from 1591, and the owner was Mikołaj Przybyło
Feuerstein's Granary at ul. Puławska 40 - comes from the end of the 1838th century, and the owner was Krzysztof Przybyło. In XNUMX, the building was rebuilt for the needs of the tannery by the next owner - Mejer Wulf Feuerstein. Today the granary is empty.
Granary "Twin" at ul. Puławska 46 in Kazimierz Dolny is located on the site of the former port, but outside the Wyspa Spichrzów. It comes from 1 half. XVII century. It was modeled on medieval Gdańsk grain magazines. The name reminds that the building was part of two identical grain stores, of which only one has survived to this day
Nowakowski's Granary at ul. Puławska 5 is situated in the former port on Wyspa Spichrzów. It was established in the second half of the Sixteenth century. Today there are rooms for vacationers.
The granary "Pod Wianuszkami" at ul. Puławska 64. is located on the site of the former port on Granary Island. It was built in the 17th century. Today, it has accommodation functions
The Pielaka Granary at ul. Puławska 66 - in the area of the former port, but outside the Granary Island. It comes from the XNUMXth century and today it is the economic base of the campground.
The Granary - the "Król Kazimierz" hotel - at ul. Puławska 70 comes from the second half of the XVII century and has roof gables modeled on the church of St. Anna in Kazimierz Dolny. It was built on the site of the former port.
The Granary Pod Żurawiem was built as a grain warehouse before 1623. Today it is a holiday facility whose small windows evoke the atmosphere of the former glory of Kazimierz Dolny.
The synagogue is a building from the XNUMXth century. It stands at Mały Rynek, in the area where the Jewish quarter was located before World War II. In Kazimierz Dolny, Jews constituted almost half of the population. Apart from the synagogue, a few wooden buildings and Jatki Kosher remain from the former Jewish buildings. The current owner of the synagogue is the Jewish community of Warsaw.
Today it houses a bookstore and rooms for rent. During summer concerts, performances and film screenings are held on the ground floor.
Monastery of the Reformed together with the church of Zwiastowania NMP is situated on a hill formerly known as the Rectory Góra. Wietrzna Góra, a settlement that existed here before the formation of the city of Kazimierz, is associated with this place. In 1589, the Plebania Góra was handed over to Mikołaj Przybyła in exchange for the areas adjacent to the parish church. Then a new church was founded. In 1627, the Reformers came here.
The old cottage was built without a saw at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries. It is located in the valley of the Grodarz River in Kazimierz Dolny.