Welcome to Sandomierz, a historic town located in south-eastern Poland. With a population of 23,863 inhabitants, Sandomierz is situated on the Vistula River in the Sandomierz Basin and has been part of Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (Holy Cross Province) since 1999. Sandomierz is known for its preserved Old Town, a major cultural and tourist attraction which was declared a National Monument of Poland in 2017. In the past, Sandomierz used to be one of the most important urban centers not only of Lesser Poland, but also of the whole country. It was a royal city of the Polish Crown and a regional administrative centre from the High Middle Ages to the 19th century.
Sandomierz is one of the oldest and historically most significant cities in Poland. Archeological finds around the city indicate that humans have inhabited the area since neolithic times. The city came into existence in the early Middle Ages, taking advantage of an excellent location at the junction of Vistula and San rivers, and on the path of important trade routes. The first known historical mention of the city comes from the early 12th-century, when the chronicler Gallus Anonymus ranked it together with Kraków and Wrocław as one of the main cities of Poland. The testament (ca 1115–1118) of Bolesław III Wrymouth, in which he divided Poland among his sons, designated Sandomierz as the capital of one of the resulting principalities, the Duchy of Sandomierz.
Sandomierz is known for its preserved Old Town, a major cultural and tourist attraction which was declared a National Monument of Poland in 2017. The layout of the city has survived practically unchanged since the middle of the 14th century until the present day. The city is home to many historical buildings, including the Church of the Holy Spirit, Church of St. Jacob, Church of St. Joseph, Church of St. Michael, Church of St. Paul, and Sandomierz Cathedral. The city also boasts several museums, including the Diocesan Museum in Sandomierz.
Sandomierz has a humid continental climate with notably warm summers (Köppen: Dfb), much more consistently pronounced in eastern Poland. Precipitation, especially in the form of rains, is concentrated in the summer, reducing until the end of winter. Sandomierz has four well-defined seasons of the year, hot summers (sometimes), usually bearable and cold winters but with slightly moderate extremes.
Come and explore the charming city of Sandomierz, with its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and mouthwatering local cuisine. Whether you’re interested in exploring the city’s many historical buildings, visiting its museums, or simply enjoying the local cuisine, Sandomierz has something for everyone. Book your trip today and discover why this enchanting destination should be on every traveler’s bucket list.