The village of Smoleń lies in the Kraków-Częstochowa
Upland, on the eastern edge of Silesia, near the village
of Pilica. Smoleń is known primarily for the castle,
which, although much ruined, is one of the most
picturesque and attractive fortresses located on the
Eagles' Nests Trail. Its tower dominating over the forest
is the landmark of the local landscape. The castle is
situated with the area of the nature reserve also called
The village of Wierbka lies in the commune of Pilica, in
the district of Zawiercie. The German family of the Moes came here in
the mid-nineteenth century. They contributed to the
development of the surrounding area, and in 1880, they
built an Eclectic palace. It was taken from the owners in
in 1945, and later, at the end of the
communist regime, it burned down and has henceforth
been in ruins. The remains of the palace park with old
trees testify to the former glory of the property.
The Educational Center of the Management
of the Jurassic Landscape Parks in Smoleń is
an institution offering activities related to
environmental education, including
competitions, workshops, and field classes
for students of different types of schools, as
well as for adults. The facility is located in a
picturesque setting, in the Wodąca river,
which is part of the Eagles’ Nests Landscape
Park. The center provides Accommodation.
An old, wooden bell tower and a brick sacristy, church wall and gravestones of the old cemetery are the only remnants of the church of Saints Peter and Paul in Pilica. The sixteenth-century wooden church stood on Saint Peter’s Hill rising over the Pilica river until January 1945. It was here where the first settlement called the Old Pilica had been founded 800 years ago. The hill is worth the climb to admire the extensive views.
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).
FACILITY IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND, - Self-catering, - 2 rooms with a kitchenette, bathroom, toilet - In the green room with 2 double beds and 1 single, - In the orange room has a double bed, - TV, - fully equipped kitchen, - Tent, - By prior arrangement with the owner there is a possibility with pet przyjechania, - Swimming pool 3 km, - Ski ...