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Przemyśl (Poland)

Bolestraszyce arboretumWelcome to Przemyśl

Przemyśl is one of the oldest and the most beautiful Polish towns. Thousand years of turbulent history have been inextricably linked with the fate of the whole Polish Republic.

For centuries communication routes have crossed here, linking the East with the West and the North with the South. Przemyśl’s position at this meeting point of cultures and religions has resulted in national diversity and rich cultural heritage, achieved by many generations of Poles, Ukrainians and Jews.

The town situated at the foot of the Carpathians, vaunting a wealth of more than a thousand monuments, enchants us with an unforgettable landscape of steep, narrow streets, adjoining historical buildings and old churches with towers that climb ever higher.

Przemyśl is one of the few cities where one can sunbathe on the River San in the summer and ski down the 800-m slope with a chair lift in the winter. Tourists valuing the beauty of nature, interested in history and those who prefer active holidays will feel really great here.

Accessibility

Przemyśl created barrier free conditions for the use of tourism services by disabled people, seniors and families with children.  The main attractions offer facilities for disabled visitors: the Bell Cathedral, the National Museum of Przemyśl, History Museum and Castle Kazimierzowski.

In addition, activities combining education and fun are focusing on famillies with children (bike routes, hiking trails, nature routes and education) and a wide offer is dedicated to seniors: cultural  routes, Nordic walking trails, heritage or European pilgrimage route "Way of St. James Via Regia ".

Sightseeing tips

  • Visit the museum of bells and pipes, the only such museum in the world!
  • Explore the Bolestraszyce Arboretum a sensory gardens where blind people can read subtitles in Braille as well as to touch or smell the plants.  The paths allows visitors to drive a wheelchair or baby carry cot;
  • Discover the Fortress of Przemyśl, the 45 km ring of several auxiliary forts around Przemyśl, built in the 2nd half of the 19th century by the Austrian army.

 

Last update: 14/01/2014 | Top