Medyka Things to Do
After passing "downtown" Medyka and just before you go underneath the railway line you will find the Grunwald monument. It reminds of the 1410 battle of the Polish against the Teutonic knights in which the Poles won.
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Near the wooden church on the main road we also noticed the old synagogue which is only a ruin. But you can still clearly see that it was a synagogue because of the metall star by one of the windows. It's locked up and next to it there was a stork's nest.Related to:
- Historical Travel
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Right next to the wooden church you will find the new modern church which is much bigger. Still, it's not big enough for religious holidays. We noticed dozens of people standing outside the church following the service there and they all turned their heads to see who those two tourists were pulling their trolleys behind them making such a noise.
A police car was marking security and we must have been their hightlight of the day since we took pictures of the church.
Of course, there was no way of checking out this church inside during such an event.
In Przemysl you will find the mini-buses to the border in Medyka when you come up from the underground passage from the railway station. They are in the corner to your right. They leave when they are full and in June 2010 the journey cost PLN 2.00. It's only about 15 km.
You can then walk across the border to the Ukrainian side. The town there is called Shegyni. When you hit the road after your walk across the border turn left walk along the shops and exchange shops and turn left again. Shortly after you will see the bus station with a kiosk and a clean pay toilet. You may use the toilet in the Polish border building both ways for free.
Coming back from Ukraine it was a religious holiday in Poland and no minibuses came. But we walked into the village of Medyka until we hit the bus stop after the churches where you can see a time table. We were really lucky because a few minutes later a bus appeared which also cost 2 PLN because there were only about 2-3 buses that day!Related to:
- Budget Travel