Scenically located on the bank of the River Vistula and encircled by low wooded hills, Kazimierz Dolny offers an impressive number of historic sights for such a tiny town. These, together with charming views of the river, the profusion of greenery, steep-sided gullies, fresh air and quaint tenement houses, contribute to the beauty of Kazimierz Dolny. For many years the town has been a magnet for artists, writers, architects and journalists seeking a unique and creativity-enhancing atmosphere.
Kazimierz Dolny TOURISM
Since the end of the 19th century Kazimierz Dolny has been known as a summer resort and artists' destination. Delightful landscapes together with numerous remains from the past attract visitors to this charming town. Rather sleepy and tranquil off season and on weekdays, Kazimierz wakes up in summer to welcome new guests, mainly from Warsaw.
Kazimierz Dolny has a permanent population of 2,000, is situated on the east bank of the Vistula River in that part of the Lublin Upland known as the Naleczow Plateau. The town is 45 km from Lublin, approximately 140 km to the south of Warsaw, in the Pulawy County of the Lublin Voivodship. It enjoys a mild climate throughout the year.
Kazimierz was the only king of Poland to be called “the Great”, and was said to have “found a Poland built in wood and left it built in bricks”. Kazimierz Dolny is one of the many towns founded during his reign in the 14th century. It was called Dolny (“lower”) to differentiate it from Kazimierz Gorny, which today is a district of the city of Krakow.