Poland. 10 facts about the city of Polanica-Zdroj
What is the Polish city of Polanica-Zdroj famous for? The smallest traveler in the world, the Happy Skyscraper, decided to check it out. Interesting facts about Polanica-Zdroj in Poland
1) Polanica-Zdroj, with 6,000 inhabitants, a spa town in Poland, in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship.
2) The springs of mineral water in Polanica have been known for centuries. We know from the documents of Aurelius from 1625 that the water from the “Polanica sour spring” was so valuable that the rich preferred to give wine to their subordinates to drink.
3) Jozef Gromls, a merchant from Klodzko, bought the town of Polanica in 1828. He soon ordered an examination of the composition of the local spring waters. In the same year, a small building was built – a mineral water pump room.
4) During the tourist season, a small tourist train runs around the center of Polanica. A half-hour trip allows you to get to know the most interesting places of this spa.
Polanica-Zdroj interesting places
5) The Neo-Baroque Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was built in 1911 on the site of a chapel that had been standing since 1650. Inside this Catholic temple there is a miraculous image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Since 1991, International Organ Music Concerts have been held in the church.
6) The Spa Park was established in Polanica-Zdroj in 1906, and in 1991 it was entered into the register of monuments. It is divided into 6 parts (gardens) and has a total area of 17 hectares. The main and oldest part is the Central Park. There are 2,000 trees in the park. trees, there is a promenade, benches. The Wielka Pieniawa sanatorium and the Pump Room are located in the park.
7) The Wielka Pieniawa sanatorium was opened in 1906. It was the first building with electric lighting in Polanica-Zdroj. To this day, it is the largest sanatorium in the spa area.
8) The Spa Theater in the Spa Park has been standing since May 27, 1925. Concerts and performances are held here. Since 1952, it has been named after Mieczysława Cwiklińska. She was famous actress, while in Polanica-Zdroj, trained local actors. In 1992, the building was entered into the register of monuments.
9) The Missionary Museum is located in the Monastery of the Sercan Fathers in the Sokolowka district. There are exhibits brought here by missionaries from distant countries of Africa and America.
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10) In Drzewica there are ruins of a Gothic-Renaissance castle. It was built in the years 1527-1535, and after the fire in 1814 it was not rebuilt. Today, its ruins are one of the best preserved residences from the first half of the 16th century in Poland. Address: 1 Sikorskiego Street.
11) Szadek (ciekawostki) received city rights in 1925, so it is over 700 years old. It was then that the knight Wilczek received two lans of land from Prince Władysław Łokietek. After being degraded in 1870, Szadek received city rights again in 1919.