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Płock

 
 
 

Former Capital of Masovia

 
Płock is the oldest town in the Masovian region and one of the oldest towns in Poland. It was granted its city privileges charter as early as in 1237. The local cathedral is the burial place for two Polish kings – Władysław Herman and Bolesław Krzywousty (11th and 12th centuries). Since 1075 the town is the capital city for the whole diocese Płock. The town is beautifully situated on the high banks of the Vistula River, on which you may see the high cathedral towers and the castle from a long distance. Płock is situated on the Vistula River on lowlands in central Poland. The town is absolutely unique in Poland with its picturesque location on the high river banks, which in itself is a tourist attraction. The river bank in Płock has been for years a favourite object for painters and photographers and provides enormous opportunities for walks or bicycle tours. There are perfect conditions for sailing on the Vistula River. The place is also famous for its beautiful sunsets.

Contact

 
Tourism Information
Stary Rynek 8
PL-09-400 Płock
Tel. +48 24 3671944
Fax +48 24 3649990

Email:
biuro@turystykaplock.eu
Internet:
www.turystykaplock.eu
www.plock.eu
 

Highlights

 
Płock
 
The Cathedrale of Płock is one of the oldest sacred buildings in Poland. Embodied in the 12th century it represents three architectural styles nowadays: Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance. The most prominent treasures in the cathedrale are the sarcophagi of  Władysław Herman and Bolesław Krzywousty, two sovereigns of Poland and a copy of the famous romanesque portal of the Cathedrale of Płock dated 1154.
 
 

Experience Brick Gothic

 
The Gothic Palace in Płock was till the end of the 15th century the residence of the dukes of Masovia. From this period you can see two Gothic Towers today: Noble Tower - once a prision for aristocrats and the Clock Tower with the remains of a romanesque building and a baroque roof.

Nowadays the old abbey of St. Michael, founded in 1180, is one of the oldest secondary schools of Poland. Colloquial the school is called „Malachowianka“. There is a school museum in the lower basement of the medieval wing of the building. Here you can find relicts of romanesque and gothic architecture. Alumni of the schools are well-know individuals in Poland e.g. Ignancy Moscicki – first president of the 2nd republic of Poland and Tadeusz Mazowiecki – first president after the turnaround in 1989.
 

Guided Tours

 
Guided city tours are organised by the Płock branch of the polish association of tourism- und regional study PTTK. You can get more information here...

Beyond the Brick Gothic

The Masovian Museum
Tel. +48 24 3647071

The Masovian Museum is located in a refurbished art nouveau house in Tumska Street 8. It is one of the oldest museums of Poland. The art nouveau collection of the museum is world-class and you find works of the most outstanding artists of this art trend like Wyspiański, Malczewski, Mehoffer, Laszczka, Lalique and Gallé.


Diocesan Museum
Tel. +48 24 2622623

Today you find in the former benedictine abbey versus the cathedrale the Diocesan Museum. The most valuable objects of art of the abbey are represented here such as St. Sigismund Herma, the goblet of Konrad Masowiecki and Gothic monstrances. The collection contains circa 8.000 exhibits. 100 old polish bells for the traditionell polish outer garment (Kontusch), medieval Madonnas and pietàs are also part of the collection.


Sanctuary
Tel. +48 24 2625883

Nearby the old market (Stary Rynek) the Sanctuary of the compassion of god is located which is a destination for many pilgrimage. It was here where the sister Faustyna Kowalska had here first revelation of the gracious Jesus. Later pope Johannes Paul II. canonized her. To the centenary of the saint the St. Faustyna Museum was opened right here. 


Over the year there are many interesting cultural and non-cultural events in Płock. More information you find here…
 

Interesting facts

 
Płock and the German Brandenburg an der Havel are the most southern cities of the European Route of Brick Gothic.
 

Brick Gothic Buildings

 
Mazowieckich Dukes Palace
 
Płock Science Association
 
Defence Tower
 
City walls
 
Malachowskiego College
 
Trumpet House