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Radom

Though Radom is rather more industrial than a natural tourist destination, it is still worth visiting because of its historical buildings and local traditions that reflect the city's long history. Radom witnessed many historical and political changes, including the strikes in 1976 that led to establishing KOR (the most important opposition group of Polish workers).

Radom TOURISM

After the difficult times of transformation, Radom is nowadays a place where history meets modernity. Historical tenement houses, churches, and other old buildings sit comfortably among newly built business and shopping centres, together creating an unusual climate for the city. The city has various leisure and sports events, with the modernised sports hall also hosting numerous feasting and dancing events.

Radom is a local cultural centre, boasting one of the most impressive collections of the works of Jacek Malczewski, a very famous Polish painter and best remembered citizen of Radom (1854-1929). One should not miss the opportunity to visit the open-air Village Museum (skansen), set in a scenic location on the southwestern edge of the city, and which has precious examples of folk architecture and artefacts from the 18th and 19th centuries.

In Radom’s Old Town you can find many reminders of the rich city's history. Among the most interesting are the church of St. John the Baptist, founded by King Casimir the Great, and the Town Hall and the former burgher’s houses in the market square dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. The very beautiful Gosling House and Esther`s House, now housing a museum of contemporary art, are worth at least a little of anyone’s time. One of the most precious historical sights of Radom is Gothic Monastery of Bernardines. Some of the buildings in the city are designed by famous architects, including Enrico Marconi, Antonio Corazzi and Stefan Szyller.

GEOGRAPHY

Radom is the second largest city in the Masovian Voivodship, after Warsaw, and is situated about 100 km south of the capital, on the Mleczna River. There are three international links to the city, from the border crossings at Chyzne, Barwinek and Dorohusk.

HISTORY
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Radom appears in history for the first time in the early Middle Ages, but the first note on Radom comes from an edict of Pope Hadrian IV from the 12th century. It is generally assumed that the city took its name from Radomir, or the tribe of Radomirans. Here, in the valley of the Mleczna River, a castle surrounded by a double rampart and a moat was built in the second half of the 10th century.

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GENERAL INFORMATION
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Population: 220062 #14
Province: Masovian
Telephone: +48 48
Museums: 7
Districts: 0
Theatres: 3
Mayor: Andrzej Kosztowniak
Higher Education: 10