Dates of visit:
April 15, 2002 -
May 23, 2002
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Wilekiczka Salt Mine
See Tatra Mountains
Visit village of birth
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|Przemysl - A Polish fortress city
|Przemysl is an extraordinary and unique town. This area boasts a rich record of several thousand years marked by traces of human history, and a thousand-year-old town with its monuments and culture.
The first written record concerning Przemysl refers to the year 981, at which time a Ruthenian prince, Vladimir, captured the so-called Czerwienskie strongholds, which originally belonged to Poland. Thus, the history of Przemysl became part of the struggle to seize and hold this area, the contenders being Poles, Ruthenians as well as Hungarians. Despite its turbulent history, Przemysl has continued to develop since the 11th century. The turning point was the year 1340 when King Casimir the Great permanently integrated Przemysl with Poland.
Long known for its defensive location with two ringed-fortifications and as an economic center between Krakow and Lwow, Przemysl, once known as a frontier town, embraces its history but looks to the future with enthusiasm and vigor.