Kazimierz Dolny, Pearl of Renaissance
In the 14th century, King Casimir III the Great (Polish: Kazimierz III Wielki) transformed the medieval settlement into a city by granting it a municipal charter, he also funded the construction of the local castle. Built on the banks of Vistula, the town grew rapidly and became a mercantile centre for grain and timber trade. From here, stored goods were transported by barges to Gdańsk.
Transfer from Warsaw airport/railway station to your hotel.
Overnight in Warsaw.
Transfer from Warsaw to Kazimierz Dolny by car (approx. 2,5 hours).
Before reaching this destination, we visit to Janowiec, ruins of one of the largest and most scenically located castles in Poland, which was erected in 16C by magnate family. Nearby is an open air museum where 19C wooden buildings located near the manor house are worth visiting: the barn and the granary which houses an ethnographic exhibition. From here we take the ferry across the Vistula and proceed to the picturesque Renaissance complex with buildings renovated in the last decade. In the middle of the square is the 19th century well, a landmark of Kazimierz. The buildings date to 17C and were built by rich merchants. Ruins of the Castle built by Kazimierz the III as well as the remains of the tower provide spectacular view over the valley of the Vistula and the town center.
The day continues with a walk/ or ride to Mięćmież, a former fishing village, about 3 km from the town. A beautiful, small settlement with country houses dating back to 1900. Again, some views from the surrounding hill are worth the trip. Walking back to Kazimierz one of the routes leads through the fabulous gores, another attraction of the area. Getting back to the market square we suggest a meal at “U Fryzjera” where excellent Polish food is served.
Overnight in Kazimierz
After breakfast we go for a trip to Puławy to visit another magnates residence (built by one of the most powerful families in Poland) or strolls in through the gorges surrounding Kazimierz. Arrival in Warsaw late afternoon.
Overnight in Warsaw.
After breakfast you will be transferred to airport/railway station for your departure.
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