A dynamically developing city, and at the same time an academic and cultural centre, located on the border of the Carpathian Foothills and the Sandomierz Basin on the Wisłok River, delights with its charming architecture and nearby attractions. It is the capital of Subcarpathian Voivodeship, friendly to modern economy, full of natural treasures and opportunities. In Rzeszów and its surroundings, innovative technologies harmoniously coexist with green areas for leisure and sports activities.
Rzeszów is a perfect destination for lovers of history and the Baroque (ubiquitous in the local architecture), but also for connoisseurs of contemporary art and those looking for a respite in nature. It is worth coming here not only professionally, but also for a romantic weekend or a family trip.
The amazing history of the city, which has had city rights since 1354, is visible in its architecture. It is worth going for a walk through the picturesque streets and discovering the secrets of the capital of Subcarpathia.
The B&B Rzeszów Centrum Hotel is located in the heart of the city, at ul. Artura Grottgera 28. A few steps away from the charming streets of the Old Town, the Lubomirski Palace and architectural gems of the Baroque. The Rzeszów central railway station is almost opposite the hotel, so guests travelling by train do not even have to call a taxi. The biggest attractions of Rzeszów can be reached on foot.
The neo-Gothic City Hall is a building with an amazing history dating back to the 15th century, a former seat of the city council, artisan stalls and even a jail. At the top of every hour, the bugle call is played from the city hall. In the basement of the City Hall, fragments of old walls and beautifully vaulted cellars were discovered.
On one of the oldest streets, ulica 3 maja (the 3rd May street), which serves as a promenade, you’ll find a former monastery complex, a Piarists convent, the monument of Tadeusz Nalepa and the oldest cinema in the city. This route is one of the few architectural and urban complexes on a national scale maintained in the forms of classicising Baroque. At the tenement house no. 14, a time window was created showing how the surface of the street has changed over the years.
In the past centuries this former fortress was supposed to repel the invasions of the Tatars. To this day, the building has preserved a bastion-type fortification and a large moat.
One of the most valuable monuments in Rzeszów. At present, Holy Cross Church, a high school and District Museum are located on its premises.
Richly ornamented Art Nouveau villas located on Aleja pod Kasztanami (Avenue under Chestnut trees) are the pearls of the era and an ideal background for a romantic walk.
The only such museum in Poland, with an unusual collection of original puppets used in films, including characters from the first Polish bedtime story “Jacek and Agatka”. You can also meet there Miś Uszatek (Floppy Bear), a teddy bear called Colargol and Pik-Pok Penguin.
A unique complex of underground cellars and corridors also called “the Rzeszów Cellars”. It is almost 400 meters long. The network of underground corridors, built for years by the inhabitants of Rzeszów, served them as shops, warehouses, production plants, and as a shelter during the wars. Today, the mysterious, yet beautifully restored and enriched by a historical exhibition, cellars are open to the public.
You can spend a lot of time in Rzeszów, but its surroundings are also worth a visit. From here you can go to Łańcut, for example, to see one of the most famous castles in Poland. It will also be a good idea to take a trip to smaller towns in the Subcarpathia region, Sanok and Krosno. Their historic market squares are particularly noteworthy. And the Bieszczady Mountains await for lovers of space, physical activity and beautiful views. You do not have to drop everything to go there! All you have to do is stay at the B&B Rzeszów Centrum Hotel and then drive to the mountain trail.