21-22 July 2016 (Thursday and Friday)
In that days, we invite you to explore our city – Rzeszów and the region of Subcarpathian Voivodeship. We encourage you to get some fresh air on the tourist paths. With the guide from PTTK, you will be able to experience the climate of the time spent here by St John Paul II, who explored most of this paths by himself or with students.
In that days, we provide the transport, professional guides and translators.
In the registration form, you will be able to choose, which offer you would like to book.
In the evenings, we invite you to the concerts (folkloric, of the religious songs, of the youth bands etc.) that are organized in the regions in the main cities i.e.: Rzeszów – the Market Square, Gorlice – the Market Square, Jasło – the Market Square, Kolbuszowa – the Market Square, Ropczyce – the City Stadium, Strzyżów – the Market Square. Details of the hours will be given to you on a regular basis.
In the meantime, let’s familiarize with the proposition of the museums and touristic trails, that are awaiting you !
1) The Regional Museum in Rzeszów (see more)
Permanent exhibitions:Wystawy stałe:
Excavated past – prehistory of southeastern Poland
European Painting Gallery
Art Crafts Gallery
Ancient Folk Sculpture
Polish Painting Gallery
Click here to see more information.
2) The Museum of the History of Rzeszów City (see more)
– “Six centuries of Rzeszów” is the title of the exhibition, which you can see. In the four exhibiting rooms, there is presented the exposition that will tell us a few words about the history of the city and region: the most important events in its history and also the profile of the most famous people of Rzeszów and people associated to Rzeszów. Click here to see more information.
3) The Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów (see more)
– it contain wide collection dedicated to culture and folk art of Rzeszów’s region. Museum has got big collection of toys made after the World War II, collection of ceramic dishes, agricultural tools used at the end of 19th and at the beginning of 20th century and also folk music instruments. Click here to see more information.
4) The Museum of Bedtime Cartoons in Rzeszów (see more)
5) The Diocesan Museum in Rzeszów (see more)
6) The Hunt Museum in Rzeszów (see more)
7) The Technology and Military Museum in Rzeszów (see more)
Click here to see more information.
8) The Underground Rout in Rzeszów “Rzeszów’s cellars” (see more)
a network of underground passages built for many years by Rzeszów’s inhabitants, used by them as shops, magazines, production workshops, lastly – in the time of war and cataclysm – as a shelter. Tourists can also see copies of knight armors, the décor of the old store, display cases with exhibits, found at the excavation of the underground (bottles of alcohol, old nails or rapper. The legend of Rzeszów’s Market Square is awaiting to be uncovered… Read more.
Underground Tourist Route “Rzeszów’s cellars” in numbers:
Depth: 0.5 – 10 m under the Market Square
Number of floors: 3
Length: 396 m
Number of chambers 15 corridors, 25 basement
Cellars inception Period: XIV-XVIII centuries.
The surface of the input object: 646 sq.
9) The Dairy Museum in Rzeszów (see more)
10) Rzeszów’s monuments (pictures) (see more)
11) Castle Museum in Łańcut (see more)
The distinction of this residence means that the Museum in Łańcut attracts art lovers from all over Europe and beyond. It is also a place of political summits, where presidents have met several times.
12) The sanctuary of Our Lady of Jasna Góra (see more)
13) Wooden Architecture Trail in Subcarpathian (see more)
14) The Museum of the Folk Culture of Kolbuszowa (see more)
The Ethnographic Park is a place where the past comes alive, an area where museum articles are explained by the natural surroundings of forest, meadows, orchards, gardens and farmer’s fields, as well as through presentations of yesteryear’s household, farming and artisanal tasks, showing both the daily life as well as festive occasions of villages past.
15) The Trial of the Eastern Front during the First World War (see more)
16) The Museum of Folk Architecture in Sanok (see more)
Recreating the typical layout of the villages and households, the Museum displays wooden buildings from the 18th to the 20th century. In addition to homes, farms, and workshops, there are also sacral buildings in the Park.
17) The Ignacy Łukasiewicz Museum of Oil and Gas Industry in Bóbrka (see more)
18) The Zygmunt Leśniak Local Governmental Museum of Strzyżów’s Land (see more)
19) The Distillery Museum in Łańcut (see more)
20) The Scarecrow Museum in Sołonka (see more)
(25 km from Rzeszów, 40 min) – the only one Scarecrow Museum in the whole world exists since 1995. It is remarkably colorful and slightly “scary” gallery presenting scarecrow from the Subcarpathian and Beskids fields and also others territories in Poland, but also from the abroad (Slovakia and Ukraine). Some of them were made by kids in well-known “Straszydlisko” party organized in 1992-2005.
21) Bieszczady National Park (rozwiń)
is the most extended in south-east Poland group of mountains in Karpaty Range. It borders with Ukraine and Slovakia. Bieszczady is a virgin area, one of the most breath-taking polish landscapes. Stainless, wild environment, wealth and beauty of nature, not many inhibitants. Bieszczady are characterized by long, parallel mountains ranges, that extend from north-west side to south-east side. Their height grows from the West to the East. The highest peak of west Bieszczady is Tarnica ( 1346 m n.p.m.), the most prominent – Wielka Rawka. The characteristic element of Bieszczady landscape is lack of the highest part of mountain and lack of mountain pine floor. In the lowest valleys are set beech forests, beech-fir forests and alder forests, between heights 600 and 1150 m in forest complex prevails beech with small addition of fir and olsztyn, while higher borders of forest create dwarf beeches. Higher extend “połoniny” – mountain meadows. Between plants we can meet even 30 species that are characteristic for Alps, the Balkans and eastern Carpatians.
After deportation mountains-inhibitants Łemki and Boykos in 1947, this area became savaged. After that surface turned into natural phenomenon – land of valleys, where around old villages semi-natural landscape has been created. There is a sign of human presence here in the past – feral orchards, trees, which show, where houses and roads were situated, some plant communities left after human farming. That is why only in Bieszczady we can meet some species of animals and plants. It is the only place in Poland where we can find Aesculapian snake. It is also the biggest concentration of golden eagles. What is more, tourists shouldn’t be taken aback, when they will notice bisons, deers, bears, lynx, wolfs or wildcats. Beech forests seem to be the best shelter for these animals. They can there loosely live and reproduce. Bieszczady are mainly covered with forests, it is nearly 70 % of all surface. Additionally here live more than 200 species of birds, for example eagle-owl, ural owl, black stork, vulture. These areas are also full of amphibians (salamander, alpine newt), reptiles (Aesculapian snake, adder, sand lizard) and insects (stag beetle, Carabus Auronitens). Of course for tourist the best attraction are big mammals. Surely, the easiest to observe is red deer, which is ornament of Bieszczady. While wandering through Bieszczady in autumn it’s impossible not to hear their roars. A lot of luck is needed to meet brown bear – the biggest polish predator. Now in Bieszczady live about 30 bears – probably this is half of polish bears population. No worries – these animals don’t attack people, dangerous may be only bear mother with children, if someone would startle her.
GPart of Bieszczady is protected by Bieszczady National Park, the biggest national park inpolish mountains. Here we have also Ciśniańsko-Wetliński national Park and Landscape Park of San’s Valley. These areas are connected and named UNESCO Biosphere Reserve East Carpathians. There are many biosphere reserves. Big attractions are flood in Solina and narrow-gauge railway Majdan. Everybody can try themselves on many hiking, horse-back riding, cycling and skying trails. In Bieszczady there are plenty of skying lifts, especially in the near of Ustrzyki Dolne.
Where I am? In Bieszczady?! Here, where apparently wolfs were said to come under house’s windows? Here, where apparently this place was said to be out of police and God reach, but full of people avoiding law and herpes alimonys? This soil is still coughing with smoke of incendies and evaporating with blood of bieszczady’s brothers war, who only differed between each other, that the ones only once, and the others three times crossed themselves while praying? In the land, where apparently even its name is taken after BIESy – bad guys and CZADs – milder guys, but also devils, because you need only sneak a peek on the map, and the thing is – where devil “good night” said… No more “apparently” ?!
Author: Jerzy Janicki, Bieszczady Tales
22) Podkarpackie Museum in Krosno
23) Leżajsk Area Museum (rozwiń)
With Leżajsk area is connected also brewing. That is why one of permanent exhibitions in the Museum is Brewing Exposition, which shows the history of beer, process of production, exhibits connected with brewing, tankards, labels and awards, that beer from Leżajsk gained. http://muzeum-lezajsk.pl/
24) Museum in Przeworsk (rozwiń)