Przemyśl attractions

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…
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…
Ruins in Przemyśl


A short walk along ul Zamkowa brings you to what is left of the 14th-century castle. Built by King Kazimierz III Wielki (Casimir III the Great) in the 1340s to guard the kingdom's once eastern flank, it mutated into…
Museum in Przemyśl

National Museum of Przemyśl

This work in progress is slated to be the most important museum of history and artefacts in this part of Poland when it’s eventually finished in the coming years. There’s currently a splendid collection of Ruthenian…
Synagogue in Przemyśl


The most important of two synagogues that survived WWII (of four that existed before the war), dating from the end of the 19th century. This synagogue was used as a horse stable by the Germans during the war and aft…
Museum in Przemyśl

Museum of Bells & Pipes

This curious museum, housed in an 18th-century baroque clock tower, contains vintage bells as well as elaborately carved wooden and meerschaum pipes and cigar cutters (items that Przemyśl has long been famous for ma…
Church in Przemyśl

Franciscan Church of St Mary Magdalene

This beautifully evocative church, with its enormous pillars dwarfing the three baroque statues at the front, was built between 1754 and 1778 in late-baroque and classical style. The church has a beautiful rococo in…
Historic Building in Przemyśl

Caponier 8813

The scary-looking cement bunker was built by the Russians in 1939 to fortify their then-border with Nazi Germany. It saw intense fighting in 1941, after the Germans attacked their former allies and later overran Prz…
Cemetery in Przemyśl

New Jewish Cemetery

The 'new' Jewish cemetery dates from the 19th century. It was devastated during WWII, but some 300 tombstones have been preserved. It's located on the southern end of ul Słowackiego, about 2km south of the centre.
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Przemyśl Fortress Museum

The modest Przemyśl Fortress Museum, with photographs, postcards, weapons and commemorative mementos connected with the fortress, will satisfy the curiosities of most.