Attractions in Rzeszow
There are several tourist attractions to visit in Rzeszow. The old town with
the main square and the town hall is of course compulsory to see and photograph
for all tourists. In the old town there are also plenty of art galleries to
visit between the shopping rounds.
- See DigoPaul for dictionary definitions of Rzesow,
Poland. Includes geographical map and city sightseeing photos.
Rzeszow also has some really good museums worth your time. We think, among
other things, of the anthropological museum and the city museum. Rzeszow also
houses a number of beautiful buildings that you will pass by as you take a
closer look at the city during a stroll. Take a closer look at the beautiful
Wanda Siemaszkowa Theater.
Main sights and attractions
This is an "underground city" located at Rynek 26 (the market place) in the old
town. The tunnels run from half a meter to almost 10 meters below the ground.
Directly above you you have the big square in the old town. In total there are
25 cells and 15 different corridors. This "town" under the city was built so
that the residents would have their secret shops, warehouses, production
facilities and the like. Of course, the corridors served as protection during
war as well. The project was started in the 1300s and construction took place
for almost 300 years. The underground city covers an area of approximately 650
This beautiful park offers a variety of plants and flowers, as well as statues
and large open spaces. A great oasis in town. Solidarity Park, or Ogród Miejski
im. Solidarnosci in Polish is located about a kilometer south of the town hall
and the old town.
In the middle of the village of Lancut 20 kilometers east of Rzeszow you will
find the beautiful Lancut Castle. This is an archaic example of a 16th century
palace. Today the castle houses a museum. The Lancut Castle has been owned by
the Lubomirski family. Read more about this in the section on Lubomirski Castle
The large and small synagogue in Rzeszow
The small (and old) synagogue in Rzeszow dates from 1610. In Polish it is called
the Staromiejska Synagogue and is located in the street Boznicza. This is one of
the region's oldest synagogues. The old (and small) synagogue was burned by the
Nazis during World War II. From 1953 to 1963, the synagogue was renovated. Note
in particular that the only remaining parts of the old city wall are part of the
The large (and new) synagogue can be found north of the old town, close to
the new market and the new town. Hence the name, Nowomiejska Synagogue. The new
synagogue was built in the early 18th century. Like many other synagogues, this
was also destroyed by the Nazis, who also used it as a stable during World War
II. In 1944 they lit at the synagogue. The synagogue was rebuilt for a ten-year
period from the mid-1950s.
Lubomirski Castle and Summer Palace
When you are in the center of Rzeszow, you have to walk to the picturesque Aleja
Pod Kasztanami Street (chestnut tree avenue) which houses both Lubomirski Castle
and Lubomirski's Summer Palace. The powerful Lubomirski family has been known in
Poland since the 9th century and they have built palaces and castles in many of
the major cities in the country. The area surrounding the castle and summer
palace itself is one of the most beautiful aristocratic Late Baroque areas in
this part of Europe.
Monument In the center of Rzeszow, between Luke Cieplinskiego Avenue and Jozef
Pilsudski Street, you will find the Revolution Monument. Like many other works
of art, there has been much ridicule, including poisonous tongues that resemble
donkeys and female genitals.