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Przemyśl (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.

Old town of Przemyśl


Przemyśl owes its long and rich history to the advantages of its geographic location. The city lies in the Przemyśl Gate, an area connecting mountains and lowlands, with easy communication and fertile soil. It also lies on the navigable San river. Important trade routes passed through Przemyśl and ensured the city's importance.

Przemyśl is the second oldest town in southern Poland, after Kraków. It appears to have been founded as early as the 8th century.

  • 1 Tourist information, ul. Grodzka 1, +48 16 675 21 63, e-mail: . High season (15 Apr - 15 Oct): Mon-Fri: 9:00 - 17:00, Sat-Sun: 10:00 - 18:00. Low season (16 Oct - 14 Apr): Mon-Fri: 9:00 - 17:00, Saturday: 9:00 - 14:00, Sunday closed.. Souvenir shop included. Free brochures and maps available as well as free WiFi and a computer to use.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Przemyśl sees daily trains from Krakow, Warsaw, Poznan and an overnight train all the way from Szczecin. Also, a new direct service from Kiev via Lviv in Ukraine was introduced in late 2016, with simplified border controls taking place on the train. The main train station, 1 Przemyśl Główny, is located at plac Legionów 1.

By car[edit]

Get around[edit]

The city centre is small and manageable by foot.


Przemyśl Castle
  • 1 Castle. Built by Casimir III the Great in the 14th century
  • Reformed Franciscan monastery.
  • Rynek square.
  • 2 Franciscan Church, Franciszkańska 2A. Built in baroque style
  • 3 Uniate Cathedral (Corner of Asnyka and Katedralna streets). Former Jesuit church, now a Uniate cathedral with a nice iconostasis
  • 4 Carmelite Church. 17th century late-Renaissance church
  • 5 Cathedral, Katedralna 1.
  • 6 New Synagogue, Słowackiego 15.
  • 7 Military Cemetery. Victims of the biggest WWI battles are buried here.
  • 8 Kopiec Tatarski, ul. Przemysława. Located 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. Free.
  • 9 Jewish Cemetery, ul. Słowackiego.


  • 13 Archdiocesan Museum (Muzeum Archidiecezjalne im. św. Józefa Sebastiana Pelczara Biskupa), plac Katedralny 2, +48 16 678 27 92.
  • Archeological Museum.
  • Museum of Applied Art.

Further afield[edit]

  • 14 Castle and park in Krasiczyn, Krasiczyn 179, Przemyśl (10km west of Przemyśl city centre, using road 28), +48 016 671 83 21. One 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. 15 zł (13 zł reduced) for a guided tour. Tours start every hour. There is an extra ticket of 5zł (3zł reduced) for the torture room and clock tower each.
  • 15 Wooden Greek Catholic church, Kruhel Wielki, in the center of the village (3,5km southwest of the city centre). This 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.
  • 16 Kalwaria Pacławska (25km south of Przemyśl). The 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.


Saint Teresa Carmelite Church
  • Walking and cycling. The tourism board has worked out several walking and cycling routes in the city and the near surroundings.








There are several hotels in Przemyśl, city council website has a list of them with prices. [1]

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