|The centre of the city: view from St.Anna's Hill. Former Pauline Monastery|
Pińczów is one of the oldest and most historically meaningful cities in Poland. The city lies in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, on the banks of the picturesque Nida river valley. This region is named Ponidzie (Nida Riverside). Ponidzie, which lies halfway between historic centers of Lesser Poland, Kraków and Sandomierz, in the late Middle Ages, it was one of the most important regions of the Kingdom of Poland. This gentle area, full of undulant hills, fertile soils and cut with the meanders of the Nida River, was the most densely populated part of Poland. The town charter of Pińczów was guaranteed by King Władysław Jagiełło on September 21, 1428.
|The Mirów district: view from St.Anna's hill. Former Franciscan Monastery|
The main attractions of the city is the beautiful complex of the former Pauline monastery, founded in 1449. In Pińczów's district of Mirów is located former Franciscan monastery, founded in 1587. There is also a house which once was a Calvinist printing workshop. The city's attractions also include the 18th century palace of the Wielkopolski family, and the recently restored synagogue. The beautiful Renaissance St. Anne's Chapel, and ruins of the 13th-century castle are located on the limestone hills over the city. From the hills near the chapel sounds wonderful view of the white houses of the city and the meanders of Nida river.
|Palace of the Wielkopolski family|
|View from the banks of Nida river: Former Pauline Monastery and St. Anna's Chapel|
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