Lowicz Travel Guide

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Lowicz Things to Do

  • Piarist Church

    Late Baroque ,three - nave; inside polychromy by Palloni, side altars with figures by Plersh, frescoes by Limecki or Palloni. Monastery founded in 1668 had a college, rich library, theatre band, and printing firm. the church was used as the hospital for prisoners of war and military storehouse.

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  • The New Market

    The medieval urban plan preserved; three-cornered market is a unique specimen on a European scale. There was a Gothic Town Hall from 1443 in the middle, it was ruined in the 20s.of the 19 century. Now there is a fountain in the middle. At present tenement-buildings from the 16-19th century. In the northern part - a stone commemorating Insurgents...

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  • Church of St Leonard

    Late Renaissance, nowadays an academic church; originally wooden then partly brick. It was rebuilt about 1642, founded by Cebrowski. There was a church and Institute of St Leonard taking care for poor boys, so called Bartoszki. In 1780 there was established the first cemetery in Poland which was situated at the outskirts.

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  • Mariawicki Church

    The church is neo-ghotic, from 1910, according to design by Zaze. Interior from the 19th and 20th century. Nearby the monument of W. Grabski - the Prime Minister, "the father of Polish zloty", the author of Polish monetary reform in 1923.

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  • Post office building

    The former horse mail (1828-29), a coach-house and stablesThe building is classicist. In 1830 Fryderyk Chopin stayed there on his way to France. Now building of the Polish Mail.

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  • Tawn Hall

    The Tawn Hall is a classicist building. It was built in 1828 according to a design by Bonifacy Witkowski but was modernised a few times. The room upstairs decorated with frescoes by Lamparski and pictures of Sienkiewicz, Laski, Staszic, Kosciuszko and Kazimierz the Great. The building looks nice, probably after renovation.

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  • Cathedral

    According to the inscription under the gallery, the church was there in 1100. In 1433 it was given a dignity of the collegiate church. In the middle of the 15th century it was established the collegiate church the cathedral, and during the Pope's visit in 1999 the church received the name of basilica. Inside the church is mostly Renaissance and...

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  • Old market square

    There is an old and a new market square - so be carefull. There is a basilica in a heart of the square, two monuments and some interesting buildings: in the northern part so-called Primate Gate from the 17th century and in the southern part the Cebrowskis' tenement-house.

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  • The Museum in Lowicz

    The Museum in Lowicz occupies the building of a former 17th/18th century seminary, largely rebuilt after war damage. It consists of four permanent exhibitions plus the Open-air Folk Museum at Maurzyce 7 km away. The ground floor houses the exhibition of baroque art in Poland, on the first floor you can follow the history of the town and of the Land...

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  • The Basilica

    The Basilica, dedicated to the Assumption of the BVM and to St Nicholas rises high above the Old Market Square. You can climb one of its towers for a great view of the town, the river and the fields beyond it. Lowicz belonged to the archbishops of Gniezno from the 12th to the 18th centuries so the church played a very important part in the life of...

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  • The Piarists' Church

    The amazing baroque facade of the Piarists' Church would be hard to miss as it rises right across the street from the Basilica. The Piarists, whose motto is 'Pietas et Litterae' (Piety and Learning) came to Lowicz from Hungary in 1668 and ran a college here with an excellent library, an ensemble and a printing house.The interior of the church is...

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  • The Church of the Holy Spirit

    On our first trip to the area we stopped at Lowicz for the second time that day on our way back from Leczyca. We hardly knew the town then but we pulled in when we saw a procession in front of what looked like an interesting old church. As it later turned out it was the Church of the Holy Spirit - the oldest brick church in Lowicz, founded in 1404....

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  • Meet the artists and learn their crafts

    Most of the handicrafts presented at the museum are perhaps not as popular nowadays as they were in the past but they are by no means dead. If you visit the museum on a summer weekend you will be able to watch the artists at work. We very much enjoyed a demonstration of making paper flowers, hand and machine embroidery and making paper cut-outs,...

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  • The open-air museum

    This open-air part of the Museum of Lowicz, for which you must get a separate ticket, consists of a beautiful 18th century cottage and a 19th century farm with painted walls and wooden fences with pots drying on them, a display of traditional vehicles from a cart to a sleigh, a thatched shed (the cottages are not thatched probably for safety...

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  • The Ethnographic Exhibition at the...

    This exhibition presents the folk arts and crafts of the area starting with the characteristic colourful striped or embroidered men's and women's clothes, some still worn on special occasions nowadays. And if clothes then also the weaver's shop where the cloth for these would be made. Then come the everyday objects: cupboards painted in floral...

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  • The Historical Department of the Museum

    The first floor of the museum houses a collection of objects connected with the history of the Lowicz region and of the whole country. Here you will find some archaeological exhibits, coffin portraits of Lowicz burghers of the 17th and 18th centuries, interesting tiles, coins, books, documents, engravings, paintings, arms and military uniforms from...

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  • The New Market Square

    Walk from Stary Rynek ( the Old Market Square) down Zdunska St, which has always been the main street of the town. Before WWII it used to be inhabited by the local Jews, who made up a quarter of the town's population. Sadly, there are no traces left of the synagogue, which was burnt down by the Nazis. Notice the 19th century former evangelical...

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  • The art of Polish baroque at the Museum

    This exhibition occupies the original Chapel of Saint Carlo Borromeo - the patron of missionaries. The chapel was designed for the 17th/18th century seminary by the famous architect Tylman van Gameren and decorated with stucco work and with illusionistic frescoes of Michelangelo Palloni. The exhibits include the 17th century sculptures of Pieta, St...

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  • The interior of the Basilica

    The Basilica boasts a number of baroque altars with paintings and gilded statues, and six chapels, of which we were able to see two or three. Make sure that you see St Victoria's Chapel with her relics in a little gold coffin and the 17th century Chapel of the Holy Sacrament, all in gold with an early 18th century altar designed by Jakub Fontana...

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  • The Old Market Square or Stary Rynek

    If you arrive in Lowicz by car, the Old Market Square is the best place to park it. It's only a five minutes' walk from the railway station too. And here you will find most of the tourist attractions the town has to offer: the museum, the splendid Basilica, the Town Hall, a few ornate houses, including one where Napoleon stayed after his victory at...

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  • open-air folklore museums

    Lowicz -as the capital of folklore of central Poland -has 3 open-air museums ("skansens").- in the town's center, at the museum premises - art, folklore, architecture- near town - cottages and other public villages' buildings from last centuries, big open area with fields and houses -how it used to be...- near town - marvelous wooden sculptures...

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Lowicz Restaurants

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    by AcornMan Written Sep 6, 2004

    U Blazeja is a small restaurant near the cathedral that serves delicious authentic Polish quisine. I went with a group of 11 and we all loved everything we ate, from the soup to dessert. Definitely do not miss this place if you're in town visiting.

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Lowicz Off The Beaten Path

  • Residence of Lowicz bishop

    It is not always possible to see the residence as there is a fence and the gate is sometimes closed. I was lucky to see the building.The residence was formerly a deanery. The mansion was founded by Lowicz dean Krajewski. At the end of the 18th century the seat of bishop - suffragan.

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  • Children will love it!

    Sromow is a tiny village about 11 km east of Lowicz. The signposts on the E30 from Warsaw will show you the way to Muzeum Rzezby Ludowej, that is a museum of folk sculpture. But it is not an ordinary museum. Owned by the Brzozowski family, who are also the authors of all the colourful carvings it represents scenes from the life of the region and...

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