Przemyśl | Przemyśl |
Przemyśl is one of Poland’s oldest cities. Located at the outskirts of the Carpathians, on a few hills - just like Rome, for centuries it was a jewel among the towns of our country.

Because of its wealth of history, numerous landmarks and the atmosphere of the old Polish-Ruthenian borderland, the city stands out for its unique atmosphere. Its centre is located along the right bank of the San River. The Town Square is lined with houses built in the 16th and 17th century, later altered significantly. The most impressive are the brick houses with arcades, along its southern frontage.

Definitely worth visiting, the National Museum of Przemyśl Region (1 Berka Joselewicza Square) presents expositions related to history and ethnography as well as large collections of art and icons.

A great attraction here is the Museum of Bells and Pipes, located in a late Baroque clock tower from the 18th century (Władycze St.). Indeed, as early as the 1800s Przemyśl was well known for the bells and pipes manufactured here. You can see here for instance an old pipe manufacturing shop with furnishings and tools. The viewing terrace on top of the tower is a wonderful place to admire the architecture of Przemyśl.

The city hosts numerous events, e.g. Podkarpackie Tourist Fairs organized in May. During the event you can learn about various options on offer for visitors in Podkarpackie, admire works of regional craftsmen, and enjoy numerous concerts.

 

Worth seeing:

  • Casimir Castle from the 14th century, altered and reconstructed a number of times, today is home to Zamek Science and Culture Centre, www.kultura.przemysl.pl
  • National Museum of the Przemyśl Region, with a unique collection of icons, www.muzeum.przemysl.pl
  • Museum of Przemyśl History, muzeum.przemysl.pl/rynek
  • Archdiocesan Museum, formerly home to a cathedral school, www.muzeum.przemyska.pl
  • Museum of Bells and Pipes (Władycze St.), muzeum.przemysl.pl/wieza
  • late Baroque Franciscan church of St. Mary Magdalene, from the second half of the 18th century, with rococo interior furnishings,
  • former Jesuit church from the first half of the 17th century, with a late Baroque facade; since 1991 – home to Greek Catholic Cathedral,
  • former Dominican convent,
  • former Carmelite convent,
  • Benedictine abbey,
  • early Baroque church of St. Theresa and Carmelite monastery, built ca. 1630,
  • church and monastery of Reformed Franciscans, dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua, from the 1600s,
  • arch-cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist; the original Gothic structure from the second half of the 1400s was reconstructed in a Baroque style in the first half of the 18th century,
  • cathedral tower,
  • St. Joseph’s Church,
  • tserkov of Our Lady of Sorrows,
  • tserkov of Nativity of Virgin Mary,
  • synagogue at Zasanie,
  • Scheinbach’s synagogue,
  • Jewish cemetery,
  • former Dominican monastery, today housing District Office,
  • late-Baroque belfry from 1776 next to the cathedral,
  • Town Square with houses dating from the 16th-17th century,
  • fountain,
  • Joseph Švejk’s bench,
  • palace of the Lubomirski family, today housing East European State University,
  • palace of Greek Catholic bishops from the 1800s,
  • palaces of Roman Catholic bishops,
  • Orzechowski’s manor house (1 Zamkowa St.),
  • Marya villa from 1905,
  • brick house at 7, Konstytucji  Sq.,
  • building formerly housing Greek Catholic Theological Seminary, currently Metropolitan Greek Catholic Curia (13, Basztowa St.),
  • houses at 6 and 6a, Grunwaldzka St., dating from 1910,
  • Workers’ Dormitory from 1912–1913, today seat of University of Law and Public Administration,
  • former Fatebenefratelli monastery, today home to Foreign Language Teacher Education College,
  • Higher Theological Seminary (5 Zamkowa St.),
  • Railway station,
  • Cross of Committed Trust
  • statue of Tadeusz Kościuszko,
  • monument of Krystyn Szykowski from 1872,
  • monument of Union for Active Struggle,
  • figure of St. John Nepomuk,
  • monument of King John III Sobieski,
  • statue of Adam Mickiewicz,
  • monument of John Paul II,
  • pipe-shaped bench,
  • statue of Lviv Eaglets,
  • stone in memory of the authors of 3rd May Constitution,
  • shrine from 1863, with a figure of Our Lady,
  • ski slope, www.posir.pl/przemysl-stok
  • luge track open in all seasons,
  • paintball field,
  • underground tourist route,
  • 8813 Caponier – bunker-museum,
  • stone bridge,
  •  Modraszkowe Wzgórze nature educational trail,
  • Winna Góra nature reserve,
  • Jamy nature reserve,
  • The Fortress Cycling Trail
  • Civil Defense Control Shelter

 

Main photo: M. Kuciel