Nowe Brzesko is a picturesque place in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, located approximately 40 km from Krakow -so it is a good starting point for city break in Krakow. Beautiful landscapes of Krakow-Częstochowa Upland attract people wishing to relax, far from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Nowe Brzesko can boast of many interesting monuments. We strongly recommend that you visit the town’s market with the 13th-century-urban-layout, the Freedom Square with the salt warehouses from the 18th century as well as the church from the 17th century.
Moreover, being located 40 km from Krakow, Nowe Brzesko is a great starting point for this capital of the Lesser Poland.
Nowe Brzesko is the capital of the commune, located in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in Proszowice county and inhabited by approximately 1,750 people. Most dwellers make their living on farming or on running their small businesses.
The first records about Nowe Brzesko come from the 13th century. At first, it was the property of Krakow bishops, but in 1223 it was taken over by the Norbertines from Hebdow.
In 1449 King Casimir IV Jagiellon gave Nowe Brzesko town privileges which were later admitted twice: April 17, 1674 and October 4, 1767.
After the Third Partition of Poland, Nowe Brzesko was joined to Austria, later (in 1809) to the Duchy of Warsaw and in 1815 to the Kingdom of Poland. In 1818 the Order of Norbertines was dissolved and the town became a state property. On August 1, 1870 Nowe Brzesko lost the town rights, but regained them on July 27, 2010.