Attractions outside Warsaw

 

Modlin Fortress


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Modlin Fortress is situated 35 km from Warsaw. Fortress was built for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1807 – 1812. It was defended for the first time in 1813 by Polish and French soldiers against Russians. From the upper floor more distant targets could be shot at while the bottom floor protected the access to the moat....

Zegrzynski Lake


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Zegrzynski Impoundment Lake is located approximately 40 km from Warsaw and can be reached through Jablonna village. Lake was created in 1963 when waters of Narew River were dammed. It created and area of 33 km2 with a maximal depth of 15 meters. Today Zegrzynski Impoundment Lake is the centre of leisure and water...

Kampinoski National Park


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Kampinoski National Park is called “lungs of Warsaw”. It is because it begins at Warsaw’s city limits (toward west direction from Warsaw) and in terms of area ranks among the biggest forests in Poland. It is a primeval forest inhabited by such denizens as red deer, elk, cranes and black storks. A dense network...

Treblinka


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Two concentration camps were established here by Nazis: first called Treblinka in 1941 and Treblinka II in 1942. Camps were located approximately 100 km from Warsaw. Treblinka I was a penal labour camp which functioned until 1944. Approximately 7000 people died here from slave labour and in executions. Majority of...

Niepokalanow


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Niepokalanow is situated 40 km west of Warsaw on the road to Poznan. It consists of the Franciscan Church and Monastery founded by Father Maximilian Kolbe in 1927. Father Kolbe was arrested by the Nazis during Second World War and taken to Auschwitz, where he gave his life for another prisoner who had family....

Brochow


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Brochow exists on a tourist map thanks to the defensive church which resembles a castle. It was built in Mazovian Gothic style in 1551 – 1561. Its Renaissance interior is covered by a barrel vault of the Pultusk type, decorated with a geometric pattern. In 1806 Fryderyk Chopin’s parents had a wedding here and...

Nieborow


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Nieborow is well-known for its Baroque palace. Originally it was built as a Gothic – Renaissance manor house in the 16th century. Between 1690 – 1696 it was rebuilt in Baroque style for its owner Primate Michal Radziejowski, Archbishop of Gniezno by Dutchman Tylman van Gameren. Around palace a symmetric garden...

Arkadia


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Arkadia lies close to Lowicz on the way to Nieborow. It is a romantic landscaped park with beautiful historic gardens. It was founded in 1778 by Princess Helena Radziwillowa. Park covers area of 44,4 hectares and is definitely one of the finest parks in Poland.

Lowicz


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Lowicz was established in the 13th century. It used to be the seat of the archbishops of Gniezno, was also the capital of the Lowicz Duchy. Residence of the bishops was the castle which did not remain. But this small town has some remarkable old architecture. On Kosciuszki Square stands the monumental Renaissance...

Czersk


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Today Czersk is just a small village but with very long history. A fortified settlement existed here from the 10th century. From 1240 Czersk was a Duchy capital and it was a town from the mid-14th century until 1869. In the 14th a castle replaced the stronghold and a town developed below it. Czersk lost its role of...

Czerwinsk nad Wisla


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The church and monastery in Czerwinsk nad Wisla (on the Vistula) are among the oldest buildings in Mazovia region. The abbey of the Canons Regular brought from France was founded here by Piotr Dunin in the 12th century. The monastery existed here by 1155 and the Romanesque basilica was probably built in the time of...

Zelazowa Wola


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Zelazowa Wola is a must see for all who love music of Fryderyk Chopin. This small village situated 52 km from Warsaw is a birthplace of Poland’s most famous composer of all times. The first mentions of Zelazowa Wola come from the first half of the 16th century.
 
 
 

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