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Top Choice Burgers in Sandomierz

Lapidarium pod Ratuszem

Grilled meats, big salad plates, craft beers and very good burgers are the major draw cards at this cheery restaurant and cafe located in the town hall tower. Dine right on the Rynek during the summer, though try to…
Ruins in Sandomierz

Krzyżtopór Castle

The small village of Ujazd (oo-yahst), around 30km west of Sandomierz, is home to arguably Poland’s most bizarre ruin. Krzyżtopór Castle was commissioned by eccentric governor Krzysztof Ossoliński and built accordin…
Church in Sandomierz

Cathedral

Built between 1360 and 1382, this massive church has retained much of its Gothic exterior, apart from the baroque facade added in the 17th century. The Russo-Byzantine frescoes in the chancel were painted in the 142…
Museum in Sandomierz

Knights' Armoury

This small exhibition of medieval armour, weaponry and torture instruments is actually a lot more fun than it seems at first glance. Unlike many similar types of museums, you're not only allowed to touch and photogr…
Museum in Sandomierz

Diocesan Museum

The quintessential example of Sandomierz’s underrated assets, the medieval Długosz House (Dom Długosza) was built in 1476 for Poland’s first historian, Jan Długosz. Today it houses the Diocesan Museum, with a rich c…
Crêpes in Sandomierz

Café Mała

This cosy, French Provincial style cafe just around the corner from the Rynek is perfect for a cup of coffee or a small meal such as a salad or savoury crêpe. Even if you don’t eat a full meal here, stop by for argu…
Cafe in Sandomierz

Café Bar Kordegarda

This trendy cafe and restaurant offers drinks on the terrace overlooking the Rynek, plus a mix of salads and light food options. Service can be hit or miss, so feel free to take your order to the bar. Summer evening…
Castle in Sandomierz

Royal Castle and Regional Museum

The Royal Castle was built in the 14th century on the site of a previous wooden stronghold and was gradually extended during the next three centuries. It now accommodates the regional museum, which contains modest e…
Gate in Sandomierz

Opatów Gate

The main entrance to the Old Town, and the only surviving gate of the four originally built, is 14th-century Opatów Gate. You can climb to the viewing platform at the top for a pleasant (though by no means bird’s-ey…
Cafe in Sandomierz

Iluzjon Art Cafe

This cafe on the Rynek serves excellent homemade lemonade, as well as coffees and teas, and an enticing range of cakes and ice cream sundaes. The retro interior is about as trendy as it gets in sleepy Sandomierz.