Do you know Poland, one of the countries in Europe? Here are interesting facts about little-known places in this country and the sights that you can see here. Przystajn, Lubusza, Bodzanow, Miediary, Parysow, Lubochnia
Przystajn is a village in the Silesian Voivodeship, founded in the second half of the 14th century. At the market square in Przystajn there is a cloth hall building, built at the beginning of the 20th century (around 1914). It is a neo-Renaissance commercial building. Its appearance resembles the famous cloth hall in the market square in Krakow. The image of this object is in the town’s coat of arms and is a symbol of the town. It still performs commercial functions.
Libusza is a village in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. According to the legend, the name of the village comes from the princess Libusza. She was the youngest daughter of Krok, the legendary ruler of Bohemia and the founder of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. In 1856, the first oil mines were built in Libusza. Their owner was Count Tadeusz Skrzynski. His son Adam founded an oil refinery here in 1872, later developed by a Swedish company. In 1937, during the crisis, the plant was closed and 320 workers lost their jobs. The remains of the structure still exist today.
Bodzanow is a village in the province of mazowieckie. It lies on the Moltawa River, the right tributary of the Vistula. From the end of the 18th century, Jews began to settle in Bodzanow, and at the end of the 19th century a synagogue was built. In 1920, Jews constituted 70% of the population. During World War I, the Russians ordered the Jews to leave the city, during World War II, the Germans destroyed the synagogue and transported the Jews to the death camp in Treblinka. The oldest monument in Bodzanow is the Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1 Kosciuszko Square). It was built in the 15th century as a Gothic building. The temple was rebuilt in the 17th century and has Baroque furnishings inside.
Paleontological excavations are organized in Miediary (Silesian Voivodeship) from time to time. In 2016, the scapular-coracoid bone of Mastodonsaurus was excavated here. It was a prehistoric amphibian, resembling a crocodile, which lived here about 230 million years ago. The name Miediary is related to honey. In the book from 1888, which contained information on the names of Silesian towns, this town was called Honigersdorf, i.e. Miodowa Wies.
Parysow is a village with over 1,000 inhabitants in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship. There is a Catholic church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Ksiazeca 12 street), built in 1914-1925. The earlier wooden church from 1750 burned down in a fire in 1014. A lot of scenes in the feature film directed by Robert Glinski “Love and do what you want” (1997) were shot in Parysow.
Lubochnia is a village in the Łodz Voivodeship. The name probably comes from the name of the first owner of the village. His name was probably Lubomil. In 1111, King Boleslaw Krzywousty founded a Catholic church here. Recently, in 2019, the center of the village of Lubochnia has changed a lot. Next to the church and the commune office, a representative point of the commune was created – the central square. The investment lasted several years.
There are as many as 22 towns with the same name in Poland. We will write about Rudniki in the Opolskie Voivodeship. The village already existed in the 14th century. Until the end of the fourteenth century, it was a private property of the nobility. The Roman Catholic, classicistic church of Saint Nicholas was built in 1830. This is the third temple that stands in this place. Previously, there were two wooden temples here. The first was built in 1397.