Mszczonow is a small town in the Masovian Voivodeship, in Zyrardow County, populated by approximately 6.000 people. This beautiful town by the Okrzesza river is a popular Polish spa. You may rest and relax in the geothermal water, i.e. Thermal Complex Mszczonow, here.
Mszczonow is a town with a rich past and therefore with interesting monuments. While in Mszczonow, you should visit John the Baptist Church built in between 1862 and 1886, the Czarneckis’ manor from the 19th century and the Jewish cemetery.
Undoubtedly, the greatest attraction of Mszczonow is the thermal water complex. Mszczonow Thermal Complex is a modern recreational complex that uses thermal springs. It is the only one such place in the Masovia region.
The thermal complex has the area of 2.1 ha and is composed of a building with administration, sanitary and technical cabinets, two bars and pools.
Pools have a total area of 190 m2. Two of them are filled with water of 34°C and one with water of 32°C. Pools offer a lot of attractions, including neck massage, wall massage, water couches, aerating benches, air geysers and water slides.
In winter the thermal complex offers also a possibility of ice skating.
Mszczonow is a town in the Masovian Voivodeship, in Zyrardow County, populated by over 6.000 people. It lies by the Okrzesza river, at the crossroads of the country road no. 50 and European route E67.
The first written records about Mszczonow are from 1245; however, people probably settled in these terrains at least a century before that date.
In 1377 Mszczonow was given town rights by Siemowit III, the Duke of Masovia. Since the 14th century it was a duke-owned land. The duke stayed in a small hunting manor when he came to Mszczonow during hunting seasons.
In 1495 Mszczonow together with other terrains of the Western Masovia was annexed to the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland. The town was well-located on a trade route to Wroclaw through Piotrkow and Rawa. Its development was, however, stopped in the 17th century, as a result of the war with Sweden (1655–1657). Certain signs of economic recovery were seen only in the late 18th century.
In 1800 and 1862 there were two major fires in Mszczonow; they destroyed the majority of the town’s buildings. The decision of Governor of the Kingdom of Poland from 1845 about not establishing Mszczonow a stop for a railway line from Warsaw to Vienna was also unfavorable for the town.
In the moment of the outbreak of the First World War Mszczonow was populated by over 8.000 people. After the war the number of the town’s citizens was much lowered. Another tragedy was WW2, as a result of which Mszczonow lost approximately 80% of its buildings. During the Invasion of Poland in 1939 Germans shot many Polish prisoners, as well as mayor Aleksander Tanski, priest Jozef Wierzejski, doctor Stanislaw Zarachowicz and priest Wladyslaw Goledowski, the vicar of Mszczonow parish in the moment of dressing wounds of an injured person.
Since 1972, i.e. the year when Mszczonow commune was established, the town has been developing dynamically. Present Mszczonow is called “The Tiger of Masovia.” In its neighbourhood the most important rail and road routes cross.
On 28 June 2008 there was a ceremonial opening of the geothermal complex in Mszczonow.