Boleslawiec is one of the most beautiful cities in the region. It has a monuments from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, and the Classical period with interesting buildings.
Thanks to a rich deposit of vitrified clay appearing in the catchment area of the Bóbr River and the Kwisa River, since the 17th century the city has been trying to gain the position of one of the biggest ceramics production centres in Europe. Modern ceramic products from Boleslawiec, decorated using the stamp technique, are exported wordwide and constitute the symbol of the symbol of the city. The traditions of the production of fine stoneware attract masses of ceramists and sculptors, who have been meeting in August on the International Plain-Air of Ceramics and Sculpture for over 40 years.
Market and Town Hall
Beautifully maintained tenements surrounded the main square of Boleslawiec. All kinds of celebrations, cultural events, fairs and antique pottery fairs are held here. In the middle of the market, in the historic town hall is the seat of the city where the oldest part of the end of the 15th century the famous architect - Rosskopff Wendel, rebuilt the town hall between 1525 and 1535.
This is where you can easily observe what the actual fortification system looked like In the past. The town walls, a double ring of walls with towers, moats and ponds, were completed in 1479-80. The walls were largely destroyed during the Napoleonic campaigns and in the mid-19th century their site was transformed into a picturesque promenade.
The Sanctuary of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
It is the most precious monument of sacred art in Boleslawiec. A building in Gothic style was built at the end of the 15th c. In 1642 the church was burnt, and the reconstruction works, carried out under the direction of an Italian architect - Giulio Simonetti, lasted until the end of the 17th c. As a result of these works, the church gained its rich baroque décor.
In the southern part of the city there is a railway viaduct resembling a Roman aqueduct. Railway viaduct – stretching over the Bóbr Valley, has been Bolesławiec’s major attraction since its construction in 1846. This large Neo-Gothic structure, comprising 35 arches, is almost 490 m long and 30 m high.
In Boleslawiec - a city famous for its pottery, is the parade of people from the clay (Gliniada). During the event, residents and tourists with clay and paint to create an extraordinary show. In this way, the participants express their love for clay, which for centuries gave the maintenance of potters, and artists ceramikom from near Boleslawiec.
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Poland - Bolesławiec