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Sierpc - a solar stone from destroyed pagan temple in the wall of a church

Sadyba - collection of Soviet armored vehicles from WWII

Warsaw is located in the middle of Masovian Voivodship. This historical and administrative area is rich in monuments of the past orbiting around capital city of Poland. The oldest artifacts found in first settlements are dated between III-IV century after Christ. Because masonry wasn't developed in this area back then, the oldest building that still remains would be the XI century church in Czerwinsk-on-Vistula. This temple is a very good example of roman architecture in this part of Poland. Because medieval times were not very keen to Mazovian land all Gothic architecture would be quite simple and basic. Therefore, there will be some special findings for those who can appreciate the magic of old brick walls. By the time Renaissance came to Poland everything changed. The union with Lithuania resulted in reshaping borders of the country. When Mazovian Duchy was first incorporated with the Polish Crown and then found itself in the middle of the United Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania it begun to develop very quickly. Throughout baroque and neo-classical period Warsaw and Mazovian Voivodship grew to the rank of the most important and advanced land of whole of the Kingdom. Mostly due to the decision of Sigismuntus III Waza, king of Poland, who moved his royal court from Cracow to Warsaw. Then comes XIX and XX century which brought wars and destruction. Even though major part of polish cultural heritage was damaged or looted by enemies, a lot of stolen pieces of art were brought back  to where they belonged. Warsaw's architecture also suffered a heavy damage, but towns around Warsaw can still offer intact structures, many of which were laid on the plan of medieval town.

History wasn't keen to this land, let me give you some examples of those places that can still give statement of Polish heritage. We are licensed to guide you to all of those places as well as to offer guiding services in City of Warsaw, which is a subject to a separate license.

Treblinka

Probably the most visited place in the area. The site where a Death's Camp run by Nazis used to be. Between 1942-1943 nearly a million people lost their lives in this "factory of death".  Today, there is a museum, which tells a story of the Holocaust. The the part of history that should never happen again.

Arkadia and Nieborów

 

A romantic English style park of Arkadia was being created in eighties of XVIII century by Helena Radziwiłł. Designed as a landscape out of a fairytale. Nearby the residence of her family, which previously belonged to bishop Radziejowski. A late baroque palace designed by Tylman von Gameren.

Żelazowa Wola

Birth place of Frideric Chopin

 

This world famous composer was born not far away from Warsaw.  He was only seven months old when Chopins moved to Warsaw where he grew up and wrote his first piano concerts. Frideric Chopin was spending holidays in Żelazowa Wola visiting nearby church in Brochów where he was baptised.

Former towns of bishops

 

Among royal and private towns there were towns that belonged to the church. Those towns were by far more advanced than any other due to  the different economical model  used.  Today we can notice a better preserved and richer folklore in those areas, which attracts tourists.

Battlefields

This region of Europe witnessed many wars. Mazovian Voivodship being in the center of Poland saw armies going west and east, went through deluge from the north, Great War, Second World War and it is filled with a vast number of battlefields and cemeteries.

Mazovian Voivodship is the land of multicultural history. Regardless of what you are interested in or what your believes are, you will find something for yourself in historical Mazovian District. Let me share some photographs from our private collection with you. They might inspire you to find out more about this part of the world. If you need someone to guide you through the rich cultural heritage of Polish land, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kampinos National Park

Opinogóra - museum of romantism

Gąbin - jewish tombstones

Zakroczym - tunnel of the fort nr 1

Mława - abandoned railway station

Płońsk - hometown of Ben-Gurion

Gołąb - renaissaince church

Karczew - jewish cementry

Radziejowice - neo-ghotical castle

Łowicz - Piarist's church, the cathedral and Tower of Klicki

Kadzidło - heritage park

Węgrów - mirror of Master Twadowski

Treblinka - memorial

Wymyśle Nowe - abandoned settlement of Mennonites

Maciejowice - ruined castle, nearby Kosciuszko made his last stand

Sierpc - open-air folk museum

Czersk - the castle of Masovian Dukes

town of Kazimierz Dolny

Radom - Bernardines monastery

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