Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Cieszyn is older than my hometown -part I

15 th April Teusday 2014

Legend has it that Cieszyn was founded in 810 by the three sons of the Polish King Leszek III, who met here following a long parting and enjoyed so much that they established a town in the very place ( Cieszym means in English "enjoy").

In all truth, however, the settlement of Cieszyn was founded in the 10th century ( town rights 1220). Since 13th century Cieszyn had been the capital of independent Cieszyn Dutchy and the Cieszyn of Silesia. Cieszyn is located about 70 km from Bytom. It is a best to start walk through the wondeful old town of Cieszyn from the market where there is a well with St. Florian's statue.

Cieszyn's emblem




A well with St. Florian statue.


Here is located Museum of Cieszyn Silesia which has rich resources , divided into archeological,ethnographic , history and art. There is also a permanent exhibition "On the borderline of history and cultures"

Museum of Cieszyn Silesia located in a Palace which belonged to Larisch family.




 Market square in Cieszyn
The ancient books.








6 comments:

  1. The museum looks like it was built to keep out the cold.

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    1. Yes it's very cold especially in summer.

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  2. Those ancient books would hold a lot of history.

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  3. The museum looks like an interesting place to visit.

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