Ogrodzieniec is a small town whose origins date back to the Middle Ages. For centuries, it was developing in the shadow of the mighty castle "Ogrodzieniec", standing on the top of the Jurassic hill called Mount Janowski. The modern town center is located in the vicinity of Plac Wolności (Freedom Square), while the former marketplace is today’s Pilsudski Square, where there is the much rebuilt edifice, which once housed the town hall, and in its vicinity - a historic church.
The present church of the Transfiguration in
Ogrodzieniec, stands on the site of a former
wooden shrine of Saint Lawrence (which existed
here since the Middle Ages to the mideighteenth century). The church was under
construction off and on since the 50s of the
eighteenth century. The last stages of the
construction fell on the years between 1783
and 1787, when the owner of Ogrodzieniec was
Jan Józef Jakliński. The church combines the late
Baroque and neo-Classicist styles. The brick
building has a lofty tower.
The Jura Entertainment Center in
Ogrodzieniec is a modern resort, where
you can relax comfortably, take part in a
training session or organize an
integration party. The center also offers
an active way of relaxation, such as a
model of a train station (model trains in
the scales of 1:8, 1:12, and 1:32), two
tennis courts, a bowling alley and many
activities for children. The centre is an
ideal base for excursions into the Polish
Jura or as a starting point to set out along
the Eagles' Nests Trail.
The commune of Ogrodzieniec prides itself on the
most Ogrodzieniec powerful “eagle’s nest” - the
fortress of "Ogrodzieniec" in Podzamcze. In the
same village and the commune there are other
very mysterious ruins such as the Powder Factory
"Zawiercie". The plant was launched by the
Russian Society of Gunpowder Production and
Sales in Saint Petersburg in 1891. The plant
manufactured blasting powder for the mining
industry. It was destroyed during the First World
War. To this day, remnants of the walls and cellars
have been preserved on the site.
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).