PrzemyślPrzemyśl (German: Proemsel; Ukrainian: Перемишль, Peremyshľ) is a town in southeastern Poland in the Subcarpathia region. The town has a picturesque location at the foot of the hill surrounding the town, only a few kilometers away from the Ukrainian border.
Przemyśl is the second oldest town in southern Poland, after Kraków. It appears to have been founded as early as the 8th century.
phone: +48 16 675 21 63address: ul. Grodzka 1Souvenir shop included. Free brochures and maps available as well as free WiFi and a computer to use.
By trainPrzemyśl sees daily trains from Kraków, Warsaw, Poznań and an overnight train all the way from Szczecin. From Kraków the travel time is 3,5 hours and tickets are available from 45 zł. Slower indirect trains can be cheaper. From the regional capital Rzeszów there are many connections to Przemyśl. Tickets cost 10,50 zł for TLK trains and 22 zł for IC trains. The travel time from Rzeszów should be around 1,5 hours or a bit less.
A direct service from Kiev via Lviv in Ukraine with simplified border controls taking place on the train has its final stop in Przemyśl. The travel time from Kiev is 7,5 to 9,5 hours. From Lviv the train takes 2 to 3 hours to arrive in Przemyśl. There are many more connections from Lviv than from Kiev.
Przemyśl railway stationaddress: plac Legionów 1Main station
CastleBuilt by Casimir III the Great in the 14th century.
Reformed Franciscan monastery
Franciscan Churchaddress: Franciszkańska 2ABuilt in baroque style
Uniate Cathedral of St. John the BaptistFormer Jesuit church, now a Uniate cathedral with a nice iconostasis
Carmelite Church of St. Theresa17th century late-Renaissance church
Cathedraladdress: Katedralna 1
New Synagogueaddress: Słowackiego 15
Military CemeteryVictims of the biggest WWI battles are buried here.
Kopiec Tatarskiaddress: ul. PrzemysławaLocated on a hill this place provides one of the best views over Przemyśl. According to the legend the small artificial hill on top of the hill was made by the Tatars as a grave of their leader that got killed in a fight.
Jewish Cemeteryaddress: ul. Słowackiego
phone: +48 16 679 30 00address: pl. Berka Joselewicza 1
phone: +48 16 678 96 66address: ul. Władycze 3
phone: +48 16 678 65 01address: Rynek 9
phone: +48 16 678 27 92address: plac Katedralny 2
phone: +48 016 671 83 21address: Krasiczyn 179, PrzemyślOne of the present day cultural highlights of the region. It is often classified as one of the greatest Renaissance edifices in Poland and as one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. This castle was built by the Krasicki family in the 16th and 17th century. Nowadays it also houses a hotel and restaurant.
Wooden Greek Catholic churchaddress: Kruhel Wielki, in the center of the villageThis wooden Greek catholic church was built in 1630 and got renovated a few years ago. It is one of the oldest examples of this type in the country.
Kalwaria PacławskaThe sanctuary in Kalwaria Pacławska has received many thousands of pilgrims since it houses the image of Mother of God from Kamianets Podilskyi. The place has earned fame as the Jasna Góra (holy place in Częstochowa) of the Podkarpackie region. The village and surrounding fields and forests are dotted with beautiful Baroque churches and chapels.
Walking and cyclingThe tourism board has worked out several walking and cycling routes in the city and the near surroundings.
phone: +48 519 143 972address: Wojciecha Budzewskiego 1Located in a mall north of the center.
phone: +48 16 678 20 09address: ul. S. Konarskiego 9
phone: +48 16 675 14 33address: ul. Dworskiego 11'The Good Soldier Švejk' atmosphere recreated.
phone: +48 16 678 53 74address: ul. Waygarta 3Very cheap place to stay, dorms and privates.
phone: +48 16 670 61 45address: ul. Lelewela 6Very cheap place to stay, dorms and privates, member of Hostelling International so discounts with IYHF cards apply.
There are several hotels in Przemyśl, city council website has a list of them with prices.
phone: +48 16 678 22 82address: Sybiraków 31Spa hotel, located about a kilometre outside the city centre.