Szczekociny is a small town situated on the north-eastern edge of the Silesian Voivodeship. The town may boast of the city rights, which were granted as early as the end of the Middle Ages, as an important settlement at the ford across the Pilica river. The traditional center of the town is the four-sided market square with a network of streets. To the east of the market one can seethe beautiful Baroque palace of the Dembiński family. They were the owners, who contributed to the development of the town and neatening its appearance.
The church of Saint Bartholomew in
Szczekociny was built around the midseventeenth century and consecrated in
1666. In the years 1780-1782, the church
was rebuilt at the request of Urszula
Morsztyn Dembińska. The design was
probably made by Ferdynand Jan Nax of
Gdańsk. The shrine received the Classicist
look. Two towers of the façade merit our
attention. The interior is decorated in the
Baroque and neo-Classicist styles.
The palace of Szczekociny, which for a long
time has been in poor condition, is a first-class
monument. It is part of one of Poland's most
beautiful palace and park complexes. The
early-Classicist building was erected for
Franciszek and Urszula Morsztyn Dembiński
about 1770. It is said that a ghost of beautiful
Urszula can be seen within the walls of the
Szczekocin palace in July evenings
The Pilica river is the longest tributary of the
Vistula. It is 319 km long. The river flows
through the southern and central Poland,
starting from the Polish Jura, and then
crossing the plains of central Poland and
Mazovia. The river with an average water
level is usually suited for kayaking along the
section from Szczekociny. One can take part
in whitewater rafting organized by the
Volunteer Fire Department, or by the
specialist or rental companies.
The Reserve “Kępina”,located in the commune of Irządze, in the area of the forest inspectorate of Koniecpol, is a fairly large reserve. It has nearly 90 hectares, around which a 70-hectare buffer zone was created. Within the protected area, there are several forest communities, including riparian and alder forests. The reserve, inter alia, aims at protecting the communities of the endemic plant - Cochlearia polonica, which occurring only in our country.
Nakło is a small village located near
Szczekociny, in the eastern part of Silesia. The
village boasts two eighteenth-centuries,
historic buildings: a church of St Nicholas and
a Classicist palace. The palace was built by the
Bystrzanowski family during the reign of the
last Polish king - Stanislaw August Poniatowski.
It is now privately owned and it houses a
smart hotel. It is surrounded by a fine park.
Hotel Villa Verde Restaurant is located in the heart of Cracow-Czestochowa Upland, near Zawiercie. It is surrounded by f...
Hotel Villa Verde Restaurant is located in the heart of Cracow-Czestochowa Upland, near Zawiercie. It is surrounded by forest and not far from two national roads: Katowice-Warszawa and Cracow- Zawiercie and airports in Katowice-Pyrzowice (27 km) and Cracow-Balice (75 km).