Well, the picture speaks for itself. Hire a horse carriage and a jeep. You can be driven up to the awesome gorges in the outskirts of KD. I'll add more details soon...
The guys park their vehcle in Nadwislanska St, just by the exit from the market square. You can also book a jeep ride in advance.
I came over this house on a walk around Kazimierz. Actually there are plenty such ruined houses in the surroundings of Kazimierz. Each of them holds a history of people who constructed it, lived there and abandoned it for some reason...
I believe, you'll like this short route. It starts at the entrance to the Holy Virgin of Kazimierz church and follows up hill to the south towards the cemetery gates. It is quite short as it takes up to 15 minutes but the way is so silent, 'walker friendly'...
At the end of this short walk you will be able to enter the catholic cemetery - it's really worth visiting.
People come to Kazimierz for its special atmosphere created by people, landscapes and architecture. No wonder, the houses of Kazimierz are unique and can be a target of your visit to that little town by themselves.
During your walk down Vistula promenade you can go astray - right towards the river. Go past thick bushes and you will soon see a nice sandy beach.
I especially love the distant view of Kazimierz from the river beach.
I'd probably be too chicken to climb to this height... even if the weather allowed my fingers to function better than they did in the cold. But oh, what a vista..thrilling sight. Beautiful countryside....pure and untouched. By war... or by mankind.
Our friend, Adam contributes this wonderful scene....Again....I was there in weather so cold, and without the proper coat and hat. My fingers nearly froze off my hands. I couldn't bring myself to climb to the top of the hill for the castle and tower. How I wish I were there in the summertime. Absolutely gorgeous view .... such a picturesque town. No wonder the artists have chosen it for their summer exhibits.
Lublin is a big town near Kazimierz Dolny. I went there by a picked-up van, you know the kind of van that the driver wants to make some extra money transporting passengers from one place to another.
I was really lucky to have stumbled the van, suggested to me by the Tourist Office as the buses are scarce between these 2 great places.
Lublin is a historical city. Lively atmosphere & quite full of people as it attracts visitors to visit its historic centre.MY LUBLIN PAGE...
I arrived in Kazimierz Dolny by bus from Pulawy.
Pulawy is so beautiful. It's like a park town !
I was really lucky to have met a stranger while on the train to Lublin, who insisted me to stop by in Pulawy 'cos he could show me around.
There's a relaxed feel/vibes in Pulawy that makes this small town such a good off beaten path in Poland.
There's even a Roman building in Pulawy !
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The town itself isn't anything exceptional in Poland but it has got a wondferful, baroque-classicistic palace of the Czartoryski magnate family. This residential palace became the center of Polish political and cultural life after Poland was finally partitioned in 1795.
The palace is surrounded by a vast romantic park with some cute examples of architecture . One of them is the Sybilla temple (see the picture) that imitates that of Vest in Tivoli, Italy. Two other ones are the Gothic House and the little palace that was built for Marynka, Czartoryski's daughter. It's really a pleasure to take a relaxing stroll in the park while touring all the pieces of nice architecture there. But choose rather a nice day as this is an outdoor experience.
Pulawy is on your way to Kazimierz Dolny (see my Transportation tips)... Since you have to get to Pulawy first anyway, why not make a stop there to see the Czartoryski residence? It makes sense to do the two within one day :-)
If you have the time, hop on board of one of the boats for a trip on the Vistula river. You'll get the scenic view of the river valley or... you can have a nap if you've done too much walking! ;-)
To get to the boat harbour, head towards the river from Senatorska St., it's just 2 minutes' walk from there.
Two area's of Kazimierz, where the warehouses were located, were named after the two main cities with which the city traded - Krakow and Gdansk. A few of the warehouses which were built at that time still survive, in one of them is a nature museum and another is now a hotel.
Sunsets can be adored from any place in Kazimierz. Every time I'm there, I take some time to watch sunset from river banks of the Vistula or from the Three Cross Hill.
The collections of the Nature Museum includes items from the fields of paleontology, botany and zoology gathered within the Kazimierski Scenic Park.
The Nature Museum is housed in this Renaissance granary from late 16th century located on the bank of the Vistula.