Sandomierz is a small historic city with a pretty historic centre located on the banks of the Vistula river in southeastern Poland, 200 km south of Warsaw. It has a number of highlights: the 14th century town hall, a red brick building with a white octagonal tower, the market square around it, the Opatowska gate, a 14th century cathedral renovated in the baroque style in the 18th century (Cathedral Basilica of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary) and the Sandomierz royal castle, built in the 14th century by Casimir III the Great and extended in the 16th century.
Sandomierz is first historically mentioned in the 12th century, was damaged by the Mongols in the 13th century, then reconstructed and prospered. After the 30 years war in the mid 17th century the city started a period of decline.
How to get to Sandomierz
There is no airport close to Sandomierz and the only way to reach the city is by car, bus or train.
There are a number of hotels and pensions, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Opatowska gate and tower 02 Opatowska gate and tower 03 Town hall 04 Opatowska street 05 Town hall
06 Old town square 07 Old town square
08 Old town square 09 Cafe Kordegarda 10 Town hall
11 Market square 12 Townhall facade detail 13 Town hall 14 Town hall 15 Old town square
16 Old town square 17 Town hall 18 White Diocesan Curia building 19 Sandomierz castle 20 Virgin Mary cathedral of nativity
21 Virgin Mary cathedral of nativity 22 Sandomierz cathedral 23 Sandomierz cathedral 24 Sandomierz cathedral
25 Altar 26 Virgin Mary cathedral of nativity 27 Altar 28 Stained glass window 29 Cathedral portal 30 Virgin Mary cathedral of nativity
31 Cathedral interior 32 Virgin Mary cathedral of nativity 33 General Michal Sokolnicki street 34 Thai food restaurant 35 Sandomierz 36 View towards old town square
37 Little market square 38 Little market square
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