Szczebrzeszyn is a Polish city, located in the lubelskie region, upon the river Wieprz. It is probably most famous for the verse of Jan Brzechwa’s poem „In Szczebrzeszyn the cricket plays between the reeds and that’s what Szczebrzeszyn is famous for.” This poem was commemorated with a wooden monument of a cricket playing his violin by the picturersque water spring.
Szczebrzeszyn has received its town rights in 1352. (from King Kazimierz the Great). During the reformation, it was a Calvinist Centre. Various cultures and religions crossed paths here.
Fun fact: Michalow, a town in the neighborhood of Szczebrzeszyn, is the home of Kaczorowski family, which included the mother of Karol Wojtyla, pope John Paul II.
Some of the tourist attraction of Szczebrzeszyn include:
The 17th century baroque-styled parish church of St. Catherine.
The Orthodox church of the Assumption from the 12th century – the oldest active Orthodox church in Poland
The Szczebrzeszyn Jewish Cemetery.
The Town Hall with the Old Clock Museum.
The St. Leonard chapel from 1908 with a catholic cemetery.
The water mill from the early 20th century.
Szczebrzeszyn is also one of the town located on the Lublin Renaissance Trail.
The Lublin Renaisssance trail was created by the Lublin Regional Tourist Organization in may 2013. This trail connects 42 monumental objects, most of which are religious. In the area of the trail there are 250 road boards in Polish nad English, which inform tourists about the trail route.