Category: Cultural Heritage

The Manor House in Irządze

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.

Kraków-Częstochowa Jura
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Only to watch from the outside

: The building houses a public institution

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