Attractions

Top Choice Tunnel in Rzeszów

Underground Tourist Route

Rzeszów’s prime attraction is this 369m-long route that links 25 old cellars; it took 17 years to complete. The cellars date from the 15th to the 20th centuries and are on different levels (the deepest is nearly 10m…
Museum in Łańcut

Castle Museum

This 300-room building started life in the 15th century, but it was Stanisław Lubomirski, 100 years later, who turned it into a mighty fortress and a great residence when he redesigned it in 1641. These days, it's h…
Fortress in Przemyśl

Przemyśl Fortress

Military buffs will want to see the remnants of Austria-Hungary’s Przemyśl Fortress (Twierdza Przemyśl) surrounding the town. As these were mostly earth ramparts, however, they are now overgrown and resemble natural…
Castle in Krasiczyn

Krasiczyn Castle

The castle at Krasiczyn, 11km southwest of Przemyśl, is right out of a fairy tale with its rectilinear shape and turreted towers on the corners. It was designed in Renaissance style by Italian architect Galeazzo App…
Cathedral in Przemyśl

Przemyśl Cathedral

Przemyśl's cathedral, particularly its 71m-high freestanding bell tower, lords over the upper (southern) end of the Rynek. There's been a church up here since at least the 12th and 13th centuries. The interior is im…
Architecture in Rzeszów

Bernardine Church

Northwest of the Rynek is the Bernardine Church, with its opulent furnishings and decoration. It was built for Ligęza as his mausoleum, and there are eight life-sized alabaster effigies of his family in the si…
Museum in Tarnów

Town Hall

The dramatic city hall, at the centre of the Rynek, began as a Gothic building in the 15th century. It was given a Renaissance makeover and renovated again in the 19th century. The clock dates from the 16th century …
Church in Tarnów

Cathedral

Tarnów's cathedral dates from the 14th century but was remodelled at the end of the 19th century in neo-Gothic style. The interior shelters several Renaissance and baroque tombs, of which two in the chancel are amon…
Synagogue in Rzeszów

New Town Synagogue

Also called the 'big' synagogue, since it's much larger than the Old Town Synagogue next door. The building dates originally from the early 18th century and was built in a fusion of Renaissance and baroque styles. I…
Museum in Wadowice

Family Home of John Paul II

The home where Karol Wojtyła was born 18 May 1920 and spent his childhood is now a popular museum, fitted out as a replica of how the rooms once looked. The Wojtyła family lived in this small first-floor apartment, …