Kazimierz Dolny is a small town. It is beautifully located on the banks of the River Vistula and encircled by low wooded hills. The town has many historical sights. It has charming views of the river, an abundance of greenery, steep gullies and picturesque medieval houses. It is known for its fresh air and mild climate. These factors all contribute to the unique flavour of Kazimierz Dolny. The town is thus a magnet for artists, writers, architects and journalists.
Since late 19th century, rich residents of Lublin and Warsaw became interested in the picturesque village. Spas and villas were constructed, and in 1927, already in the Second Polish Republic, Kazimierz Dolny once again became a town. Partly destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt, and on September 8, 1994, its centre was officially recognised as a historical monument.
Kazimierz Dolny is situated on the Lublin plateau. The town is known not only in Poland but also abroad. In 1994 the President of the Polish Republic published a decree naming Kazimierz Dolny a centre of historical importance. It is a sought after tourist centre where guests can relax and enjoy themselves. Nowadays, there are a number of hotels, boarding houses and restaurants to facilitate them. The absence of industry in the area means that flora and fauna flourish. In 1979, the area was designated a “Landscape Park” and is thus protected. Some nine important nature reserves. One of them is called “Krowia Wyspa” or Cows Island. It is a breeding ground for waterfowl. In the park, there are many footpaths to explore the surroundings.
In the town centre, visitors can admire the renaissance buildings, the “Baszta” or Tower and the ruins of the castle. Walking up the “Hill of the Three Crosses” gives visitors a chance to enjoy a panoramic view of the town and further afield. During the holiday season, a number of performances take place in Kazimierz Dolny. These include the Polish festival of orchestras and folk singers, concerts in the Parish Church, a vintage car rally, a film and art festival, a students` song festival and many other activities of a cultural-artistic character.
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