Category: Cultural Heritage

The Palace in Nakło

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.

42-235 Lelów
Kraków-Częstochowa Jura
in the country
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The church of St Nicholas in Nakło near Lelów was built around the turn of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The building made of stone blocks replaced an old, wooden shrine, which had been for the first time mentioned in the Middle Ages. Inside the church there are many interesting Baroque monuments. There is a bell tower adjacent to the church. In the cemetery, one can see historic gravestones and a building of the former parish school.
"In Irządze Górne, on an elevated hill, there is a very ancient church of Saint Wenceslas, visible from the distance the hill is conspicuous from a distance, which was built by the Swietopelks, the then landlords, in the thirteenth century”. So wrote the authors of the nineteenth-century Geographical Dictionary of the Polish Kingdom and other Slavic countries." It is true, though, that the shrine turned out not to be so old, but a Gothic presbytery has been preserved. However, the monuments inside the church are mostly Baroque and ClassiciSt
Irządze is a large communal village, located west of Szczekociny. According to tradition, the town is one of the oldest settlements in Poland and the owners were to be the queens and princesses - the first wives of the Piast dynasty. Of its long history, there have survived two magnificent monuments: the church of Saint Wenceslas and an eighteenth-century mansion, much rebuilt for the needs of the communal office in the twentieth century The mansion is a one storey building, covered with a mansard roof, and with a portico in the front elevation.
In the eastern part of Silesia naturists will find a great and unexpected attraction - the Pilica river valley. The most valuable part of it, which stretches between Koniecpol and Szczekociny, belongs to “Suchy Młyn” (Dry Mill), part of the Special Area of Conservation “Natura 2000”. The Pilica flows here in its natural riverbed, surrounded by forests and swamps. Visitors can also see otters and beavers, and rare species of plants.
In Przyłęk Szlachecki, a small village on the Pilica, in the eastern part of the Silesian voivodeship, there is a fine, historic church of Saint John the Baptist. The first (wooden) church stood here as early as the fifteenth century. The current brick building dates from the second half of the eighteenth century. It was founded by Justyna Moszczeńska, nee Raczyńska. This is a Baroque building, which is surrounded with a nineteenth-century fence with two bell towers at the corners.
The Białka Lelowska is a short, left tributary of the Pilica. Its sources are located in the village of Irządze, and its mouth in Koniecpol. The river flows mostly through fields and meadows and wooded area. The Special Protected Area of Natural Habitats of the Białka Lelowska is part of the Natura 2000 Network. It covers more than seven hectares of land between Białka Wielka and Wąsosz. Along this section the riverbed is sandy bottom. The clean water of the river is home to brook trout. We can also encounter, among others, beavers and otters here.
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