Kazimierz Dolny

3,5 thousandth Kazimierz Dolny (Kazimierz nad Wisłą) is visited by over a million tourists annually.

city ​​history

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.

Author's galleries

ArtToTu.pl Gallery

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.

Festivals

Two Riversides Film and Art Festival

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.

Two Riversides Film and Art Festival

Festival of folk bands and singers

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

Half-party festival - these are meetings with artists representing various genres of art, taking place in the former synagogue in Kazimierz Dolny

Half-party festival

Pardes Festival - Meetings with Jewish Culture

(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

- films

-koncerty

The festival takes place cyclically in the second half of August.

Kazimierski organ festival

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".

Film and art festival - summer films

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.

Attractions of Kazimierz the Great

Canoeing and water equipment rental

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

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.

Offer:

-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

Sleigh and horses

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.

rope park

Rope park in Kazimierz lower

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.

Artists

In the market square of Kazimierz Dolny and in nearby galleries, you can buy paintings on various topics, created by local artists - painters.

The Vistula River Museum in Kazimierz Dolny

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.

Celej House

Celej House

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.

Museum of Goldsmith Art

Museum of Goldsmith Art

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.

Museum Manufactory

Museum Manufactory

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.

Nature Department of the Vistula River Museum

The Natural Department of the Vistula Museum - located in the XNUMXth-century granary. A nature exhibition is presented here.

Additional attractions:

-Fossils 65 million years old

-apiary

- the Vistula aquarium

Castle in Janowiec

Castle in Janowiec

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:

-Park

- 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

Kuncewicz House

Kuncewicz House

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.

Rooms:

- fireplace room

- Kuncewicz's cabinet

-living room

- 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.

Offer:

-Reconstructions of archaeological objects

-Workshop of Experimental Archeology

-The thematic trail "Grodziska nad Chodelka"

Ferries

ferries of lower Kazimierz

Prom Serokomla - between towns: Bochotnica - Nasiłów

passage Furze -prom connecting two banks of the Vistula (Janowiec - Kazimierz Dolny)

Albrechtówka - Kamienna Góra

Albrechtówka - Kamienna Góra

Author: Roman Szołdra

The slope offers a panoramic view of the village of Mięćmierz, the Małopolska Vistula Gorge and the Radom Plain.

Mięćmierz

Mięćmierz

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

Mountain of the Three Crosses

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

Parchatka Hill - a vantage point on the Vistula gorge, where three crosses once stood, placed there at the behest of princess Izabela Czartoryska.

Tourist cruises

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.

Bicycle routes

Numerous bicycle routes are run in the picturesque surroundings of Kazimierz Dolny:

Grodzisk nad Chodelką

Historic churches and chapels

To Rogów

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

Walking routes

Through fields and two ravines

From Czerniawy to Łysa Góra

At Wiktor

Żabim Dołem to Pajura

To the Binienda

On the cockerel

Visiting Esterka

Florida Villa

Monuments to the history of Bloody Wednesday

Bell Mountain

A blurred trail

Between ul. Małachowski and Czerniawy

At Liszewski

Squeaky Down

A chapel on Górna Pulawska

Following the Branches of the Vistula Museum in Kazimierz Dolny

Kazimierz chapels

In the footsteps of Kazimierz landarts

Soviet soldiers cemetery

In the footsteps of the King of Humor

In the footsteps of the November insurgents

Root bottom

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

Workshops

Artistic workshops conducted in Kazimierz Dolny are intended for adults and children.

Ski lifts

Ski lift lower kazimierz

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
-restaurant
-wireless Internet
- discounts for organized groups
-a possibility to prepare a bonfire

-Snowpark

Monuments of Kazimierz Dolny and the area

Castle

Lower Kazimierz castle

On the hill there are ruins of a fortified castle from the times of Casimir the Great, rebuilt during the Renaissance.

Tower (tower)

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.

White House

Kamienica Biała, lower Kazimierz

The Biała Tenement House at ul. Senatorska comes from the XNUMXth century. Its decorative accent is the attic.

Przybyłów tenements on the market square in Kazimierz Dolny

Przybyłów tenements on the market square in Kazimierz Dolny

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.

Celej House

Celej House

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.

Parish Church

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.

Church of St. Anna (hospital, xenodochial, orientated)

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.

Nadwiślańska Narrow Gauge Railway

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.

Tenement house of Gdansk

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.

Jatek Kosher

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.

Baths

The building was built in 1921 as a municipal bath and laundry. Today it houses a guest house and a restaurant.

Belfry

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.

The granary at the end of ul. Cracow

The granary at the end of ul. Cracow

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's storehouse

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.

The granary at ul. Tyszkiewicza 18

Granary at ul. Tyszkiewicza 18 is situated by the road leading to the port, today it is in ruins.

Granary Ulanowskich

Ulanowskich Granary - today the Natural History Museum at ul. Puławska 34. The granary dates from 1591, and the owner was Mikołaj Przybyło

Granger of Feuerstein

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"

Granary "Twin"

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

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.

Granary "Under Wianuszkami"

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 Nursery of Pielaka

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.

Granary - hotel "King Kazimierz"

Granary - hotel "King Kazimierz"

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.

Spichlerz Pod Żurawiem

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.

Synagogue

synagogue 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

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.

Old Cottage

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.

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