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

You can also read other articles about city of Pinczów and Nida Riverside Region (Ponidzie Pińczowskie):


  1. malowniczo położone miasteczko

  2. Wow - so beautiful!

  3. What a beautiful countryside. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  4. Fine fine post

    ALOHA from Honolulu

  5. The church in that gorgeous scenery is amazing! And I loved the palace as well!

  6. That is in a nice looking area

  7. Sounds like a wonderful place and your photos show its great scenery. Your photos are picture-postcard worthy!

  8. It looks like a fairy tale town!
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  9. Miasto jest przepiękne...Pozdrawiam:)

  10. Beautiful city surrounded by farmland, what could be prettier!

  11. What beautiful countryside. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  12. Nice Post, Thanks for your very useful information... I will bookmark for next reference.

  13. Stunning historic architecture! Beautiful monastery!

  14. Really amazing vistas. I would love to visit there. Looks so calm and peaceful.

    Mersad Donko Photography


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