Small Towns in Poland with unique attractions
When people think of Poland, they usually think of big cities with famous attractions, such as the Wawel Castle in Krakow, the Wilanow Palace and the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, or the shipyards in Gdansk. But this country also has plenty of smaller towns, which might not be as renowned ot popular as the cities mentioned above, but they do have some unconventional and amazing attractions, that will truely surprise you. In this article you will be able to read about several small towns in Poland with unique attractions that are very difficult to find anywhere else.
Foujtowo is a village in Poland located in the kujawsko-pomorskie region, at the edge of Bory Tucholskie. Not far from the main settlement there is a unique monument of
hydrotechnical architecture, modeled on Ancient Roman construction – an aqueduct, which is a crossing of two watercourses – Czerska Struga and the Great Channel of Brda. This aqueduct was constructed between 1845 and 1849 to lead the water from Brda to the surroundings of the town of Czersk. The aqueduct was created from stone and yellow brick, which were connected with lime.
Proszowice is a small town in Lesser Poland, located 23 kilometers to the north east from Krakow, at the edge of the river Szreniawa. In Proszowice you can find traces of human presence from the neolithic period as well as traces of Sorbian culture. Between the 11th and 13th centuries, the surroundings of Proszowice were very populous. The 15th century was the time when the town really flourished. Local craftsmen, including blacksmith, which worked for the royal court, joined the Krakow guild.
Nowadays, Proszowice is famous for its lavender fields, because of which the town is often called the Polish Provence.
Naglowice is a Polish village, located in the swietokrzyskie region. The first historical mention of Naglowice originated from 1269. That’s when prince Boleslaw Wstydliwy gave three fiens of land in Naglowice and Latczyna to Sulko – the voivode of Krakow.
In the early 15th century, Naglowice went into the hands of the Rej family. One of the members of this family was Mikolaj Rej, who is considered the father of Polish literature. Currenly, Naglowice is the location of a brick-made house, which was constructed after the year 1878 and holds the Museum of Mikolaj Rej.
Wagrowiec is a Polish town located in Greater Poland. It was established around the year 1300 as a settlement on the Prostynia island. In 1319, the areas that surrounded Wagrowiec and the settlement itself were acquired by the Cistercian order. In 1396, the Cistercians moved their headquarters from Lekno to Wagrowiec. The town is renowned for being the location of the only European river crossing in one surface. It also has a unique monument – the pyramid of captain Franciszek Lakinski with the height of 10 meters, surrounded by pine trees.
Nieklan Wielki is a Polish village located in the swietokrzyskie region. It used to be a private noble village. The first historical mentions of the town of Nieklan originated from 1369, when the village was owned by the Odrowaz family.
Nieklan Wielki is the location of rocky formation known as Pieklo Nieklanskie (the Nieklan Hell), according to legend, the Swietokrzyskie Mountains was the location of Lysica, which was home to demons. But Satan himself chased some of the demons to the rocks nearby Nieklan, to sacrifice to him and scare the local people. And that’s where the name of this attraction came from.