Łańcut

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Łańcut (pronounced: Wine-tsoot) is a town in the Polish part of East Galicia in the outskirts of Rzeszów.

Łańcut Castle

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The closest international and domestic airport is Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport [1] near Rzeszów, about 25 km from Łańcut. Read in the section Rzeszów about Rzeszów Airport and transportation from the airport to Rzeszów city centre. Description how to get from Rzeszów to Łańcut is written below.

By train[edit]

You can easily reach Łańcut from Rzeszów - see the section dedicated travel to Rzeszów. From Rzeszów you can take either train or coach (bus). Travel time equals 20 and 30 minutes respectively. Please note, that railway station is located out of town centre and you have to walk about 2 km to the centre. You can find also bus stop about 200 m from railway station and take a bus to the city centre. Train tickets start from 5.30 zł for the slowest (ordinary) train (normal ticket, 2nd class). Trains stop at Łańcut Railway Station (Dworzec Kolejowy).

By bus[edit]

More convenient way is to take a bus from Rzeszów. There are two main bus stops when you can catch the bus.

From Central bus station ('Dworzec Autobusowy' or 'Dworzec PKS') - it is located just next to the railway station. Buses are operated by former PKS (Polish State Bus Service), but presently they are private companies. The cheapest tickets are offered by local carriers, Veolia and PKS Leżajsk - about 3 zł (may differ in peak hours). Some buses terminate in Łańcut (Łańcut 'Dworzec PKS'), but many go further with stop in Dworzec PKS, so you can take also these ones (simply say to driver 'Łańcut' and if it runs through this town, the driver will sell you a ticket). Buses depart from stand nr 6 and 7. They usually stop at all bus stops on the way from Rzeszów to Łańcut.

You can also take one of the private carriers from the bus stop located near famous Rzeszów monument - Revolution Act Monument. Buses departs from the same bus stop as local city's buses (the yellow ones). There is a number of bus carriers: Guliwer, Pola and others. They terminate at different location (Łańcut, Leżajsk, Przeworsk, etc.), but all stops in Łańcut. Travel takes also 30 min and costs also around 3 zł. Connection may be served either by typicl buses or smaller vans (look for carrier's brand on the bus and sign with destination marked usually on windscreen). Please note, that in most cases buses from this bus stops stop in different bus stop in Łańcut, than was described above (for PKS buses). They stop in other bus station called by locals 'Ruski Rynek' (Russian Market) at Cetnarskiego Street.

Both bus stations and railway station are located in different places in Łańcut, so it inconvenient to change the bus/train which departs from different station. Bus stations are situated very close to the town centre, all highlights can be reached easily on foot. 'Dworzec Autobusowy (PKS)' has waiting room and bar, while next to 'ruski rynek' there is actually market with clothes and food stalls.

Full timetable (covers almost all carriers): e-podróżnik

You can also go to Łańcut by long-distance buses. Check the section 'Get in by bus' in Poland.

By car[edit]

Read the section 'Get in by car' in Rzeszów. Since Łańcut is located only 17 km from Rzeszów, road connections are almost the same. In Łańcut you can find car parkings both free of charge and paid.

Get around[edit]

By foot. There is no public transportation since Łańcut is rather small and cosy town. If you need, you can find local buses (which operates to/from villages nearby) departing from both bus stations. For example, if you want to travel from town centre to the railway station, look for buses going northbound (to Leżajsk, Rakszawa, Żołynia, Białobrzegi, Wola Mała/Dalsza etc.) and get off the bus near railway station.

Tourist Information Centre is located in PTTK, ul. Dominikańska 1 (+48 17 225 31 84)

See[edit]

map of Łańcut Castle and park

Łańcut Castle and park.

Rynek (Market Square) - surrounded by old tenement houses (from XVII century) and small park (Planty).

Distillery Museum (Muzeum Gorzelnictwa) [2] - it was established by Łańcut distillery, presents the history of vodka and its production in Poland and houses old distillation equipment and facilities as well as a vast collections of vodkas, bottles, labels, photographies and furniture. The visit is only possible upon earlier reservation (at least 5 days in advance by phone, email or traditional mail). Maximum number of people per group is 20. Museum can be visited rather during weekdays, however you may ask to be certain. Cost per person: around 15 zł. Please note, that guided tour is only in Polish, so you need to hire an interpreter or find someone willing to translate the tour.

Synagogue from 1761 - although plain on the exterior, the interior walls and ceiling are decorated with restorations of paintings and stuccowork from the 18th century and polychromies from the 19th - 20th centuries.

Parish Church (Kościół Farny)

Cemeteries - there are three cemeteries. Parish cemetery (Mościcka street) built in 1862 which accommodates also graves and pedestals of soldiers perished during First and Second World War. Soviet soldiers (killed in 1944) cemetery is located next to the parish one. The third one, Jewish, is situated by Moniuszki Street. It was founded in 17 century and houses grave of Hawtali Horowitz, the famous Tzadik.

Do[edit]

Visit museums in the castle and in the synagogue.

Łańcut Music Festival in May.

Łańcut Town Day

Buy[edit]

Buy Polish vodka! Łańcut has its own distillery [3], which produces different vodkas (Biała Dama, Łańcut, Polonaise), liqueurs (egg, chocolate, almond, coffee, cherry etc.) and rosolis (35-40% liqueur: rose, coffee, herbal) .

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • The Palace +48 17 225 26 71, e-mail: . You can sleep in the palace, There is a budget option with doubles and three bed rooms (with bathroom on the corridor) for 40 zł a bed; more expensive rooms around 70 zł a bed, breakfast and parking included, and four room suites located in a tower for 280 zł.

Connect[edit]

Go next[edit]

Jarosław, Przemyśl and Leżajsk are in the area as well as plenty of small and beautiful villages (always served by bus, check the timetables mentioned above).

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