The John Paul II statue in Stalowa Wola is one of those built before His death which may be seen (and this is how I see it) as a "faux-pas".
However now it gained some sense as time changed things...
He looks great here.
This small wooden church represents a very rare kind of sacral architecture. St. Florian's church was built in 1802 in the village Stany. Then, in 1943 due to a lack of such buildings in new-growing Stalowa Wola was transported and rebuilt here. As a wooden church it's one of not many such buildings in Europe (also in Poland most of them are being replaced by new ones). In a local scale this would be a pearl. When you're somewhere near- take a look.
The Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola just as the town itself is very young. Veeeery :). It was established in 1999 and since then became the cultural heart of Stalowa Wola. It already hosted exhibits of Van Gogh, Salvador Dali and some of the greatest Polish painters (and contrary to what some may think- we've had a few...). It's expositions are divided to three sections:
-the history of the region (including prehistory and even some mamoth remains)
-Ethnographic section (regional culture and customs from the past)
-Art section (with a normal exhibition and and temporary ones).
Generally- much more than I expected, and I think it won't dissapoint you too (unless you expect Louvre:P). Check the website to know whether there will be somthing interesting when you come.
for the regular exhibition:
2zl normal (€0,5)
1zl half-price (€0,2)
for the temporary exhibitions:
7zl normal (€1,5)
5zl half-price (€1- not really half price:P)
I'm writing about our Esso because it's situated in the very middle of Stalowa Wola and is the regular meeting point for people of all ages (well, not all maybe ;P). Plus- istn't too expensive and always offers something to eat and drink :)
With it's location it's just surrounded by almost all the places to go (Pokusa, Joker, Corleone, Max, Rustica, Avanti). So if you're going out with a local and haven't decided where too exactly this is the place you'll start propably. And maybe you'll also end up here eating bigos or a hotdog after an exciting night out :)
I'm writing about it mostly because somehow my "life experience" ;) proves that it's the place where all people at least stop by... And have some memories connected with this place (lol)
Dress Code: It's a gass station, what dress code??? :)
Actually I would like to write about getting from Stalowa Wola (but transportation, thank God, works in two ways). We're situated some 200km from both Krakow and Warsaw, 100km from Lublin and some 150 from the Ukrainian Lviv and there are some interesting sites around the town (like Sandomierz, Baranow, Lancut and other), so You may choose (if you come here:P) to take a bus. Go on then and have courage (you may need it when you look at some of the busses, but seriously they only look that way, so don't worry)!
Anyway the rules that apply here are similar to those in other Polish public transport companies. When you buy a ticket don't search your seat number (even if you somehow find out where it is written on the ticket ;-) ), sit in the best seat there is left. Arguing with people who have taken Your seat is by many seen as rude- me too. So if you're first- you're lucky. If not- tough luck...
Our football stadium is poor, the level of football istn't much higher. Still- Stal Stalowa Wola is now top of the 3rd league and biggest candidate to promotion, winning game by game, attendances aaround 1500 spectators are high for our league, but the club is most well known for something else- hooligans, not to mistake them with supporters! Anyway if you want to see a game of football and some fighting (don't worry about yourself) this may be your place to be :)