Milicz

Milicz is an incredibly charming town down, located by the river of Barycz, at the border between the Lower Silesia and Greater Poland. The town originated from the medieval settlement, which was established at the passage through the river of Barycz, at the trading route between Gniezno and Wrocław.

The history of this town is similar to the history of most of the other town in the Lower Silesia. After the reign of the Silesian Piasts, Milicz was owned by the Czech Crown, the Habsburgs, and later by Prussia and Germany. And finally, after 1945, it was settled within the Polish border.

Not far from the Main Market Square elevates the pseudo-renaissance church of St. Michael Archangel from 1821. To the south from the Market Square you can see the church of St. Andrzej Bobola, which is one of the most precious sacred monuments of Lower Silesia. This wooden church was built between 1707 and 1714.It is one of the six so-called Churches of Grace.

In this town you can visit the Regional Chamber with historic and etnographic collections, as well as the extensive, 50-hectare landscape park. The oldest building in the park is are the ruins of the 14th century castle, built by the Oleśnicki Piasts.

An interesting thing about Milicz is the Avenue of Stars of Polish Basketball, located by the Sports Hall.

Milicz is located in the Milicz Cirque – a wide valley covered with swamps, meadows and alluvial forests.

The „Stawno” breeding ponds, located in the neighborhoodv of Milicz, which consist of 30 water areas with the total surface of 1650 hectares, are the largest complex in the entire park. Its greatest attraction is 270 species of birds, which are nesting at its area or stopping to rest during the spring and autumn flights.

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