WORTH SEEING

Watchtower of the Castle of Mazovian Princes
Branch of the Rawa Regional Museum
Zamkowa Street

The castle of Mazovian princes was built in 1355-1370 as a fortified settlement and the residence of the rulers. Since 1563 it was a site where the so-called "kwarciany" (quarter) treasure was kept. since the 16th c. its watch tower was used as a prison. The castle damaged during the Swedish "Flood" and then shamefully pulled down during the Prussian occupation (brick was used for adjacent objects).

First restoring works were conducted at it in the 1920s and its present condition is a result of the restoration carried out in 1957-1958.

Inside the octagonal tower historical and archaeological exhibitions are on display.

 

 


Museum of Rawa Region
26 Lowicka street


A villa from 1930 built for Tadeusz Frankiwicz, then the director of the Rawa Agricultural Syndicate. Since 19 December 1984 a seat of the Museum of Rawa Region. The building erected according to a design by Roman Moszyński, a county architect. The museum collects archaeological exhibits, works of art, numismatics and relicts of the past associated with Rawa Mazowiecka and the whole region of Rawa.

Besides its temporary exhibitions the Museum offers also permanent display: -"Traditional cottage room in the Rawa region"-showing the interiors of a festive room with its characteristic furnishings from the 1880 to 1950.

"Grandma's drawing-room from the turn of the 20th century", presenting works of art and the inside of drawing rooms in manors of Polish nobility.

 


Former Jesuits Complex
Town Square

Objects of the late-Baroque church of Immaculate Conception, a classical belfry and a building of a former Jesuits college founded by Wołucki brothers in 1613 make up the west frontage of the town square.

A Gothic baptismal font from the end of the 15th c. is a real jewel among the relicts. During the Lubomirki's rebellion king Jan Casimir and the queen stayed in the college. Jan Chryzostom Pasek, a famous Polish chronicler graduated from that school.

A two-storey belfry adjoins the church. As a result of construction faults it was endangered with collapsing in the 19th c. Only after forty years it was finally refurbished.


Church and Monastery of the fathers of the Passion
3 Ks Skorupki Street

Already in the 14th century a Roman church stood on the site. The present late Baroque church dates back to 1790, the monastery- to the first half of the 19th century. Among its many historical objects the following are especially worth seeing: The main altar of the Virgin Mary of Consolation with its characteristic gold robes and crowns, the Pieta, Confessional boxes in the style of Italian Baroque and a painting of St Monica.

In the church of St Paul of the Cross the custom of arranging a carpet of flower petals in the octave of Corpus Christi has been cherished for several years.


Evangelical and Augsburg Church
12 Warszawska Street

An aiseless temple of Holy Spirit was probably built in the 16th century (erected from 15th c. eternal chapel) and enlarged in the first half of the 19th century.

 

     

St Stanislaw Church in Boguszyce

This renaissance larch church form the 16th c. is counted, besides the palace and park complex in Nieborów and Arkadia, among the highest-class historic monuments in the region. Its polychrome dated to 1558-1569 is a masterpiece of the art of ceiling painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Anielska (Angel's) Mount
About 1 km south of the town

In the second half of the 13th c. on Angel's Mount (called so because a hermit named Anioł-Angel lived there) arose a village of timber and earth surrounded with a double wall and a moat. The fortified settlement stood on a natural hill and existed until about 1380. So called "Anielka" is shrouded in mystery of many worth-hearing legends.


English Style Park

An idea of establishing the park originated at the beginning of the 19th c.together with the project of straightening the bed of the Rawka River. The park and the buildings around the town square it forms an integral part of the historic urban development. In 1939 Nazis established a temporary prisoners-of-war camp in the park area. The park in Rawa and the Rawka River are included in the register of the historic monuments and is taken care of by the Heritage Conservator.

 


Town Hall and Town Square Tenement Houses

The Town Hall is a Neo-Classicist building dating back to the first half of the 19th c. and designed by Bonifacy Witkowski. Together with a complex of tenement houses and comparatively " new" community greens it constitutes the centre of Rawa Mazowiecka. The whole urban development looks especially presentable at the sunset or already after dusk.

 


Fire Tower
Wolnosci Square

The characteristic towering over the town silhouette of the 30 m tall fire tower is
a unique "signpost" for all wishing to get to the town centre. The drying room
of fire hoses was set up in 1947. Firemen used to keep guard on the tower,
as it is a perfect viewing point to Rawa and its surroundings.

 

 

 


"Tatar" Lake
78 Slowackiego Street

A water reservoir made by damming the Rawka River is undoubtedly the biggest attraction of the summer season. On hot summer days all swimming grounds are teeming with coming here residents of Rawa and tourists. The lake is full of canoes, pedal boats, boats, etc. Sunshine, a wood, splashing children make the unique atmosphere of the lake in Rawa.

 


Sport and Recreational Centre
Halina Konopacka Memorial
1a Slowackiego Street
Tel. (046) 814 45 71

The recreational section of the lake "Tatar" with a marina, a wood and lanes a sports hall, tennis courts, a campsite and a hotel make a complex of the Rawa OSiR (Sport and Recreational Centre). It comprises also an-open air cafes and a disco on a terrace.

 


Rawa Sport Club "Mazovia"
3 Zamkowa Street
Tel. (046) 814 41 77

While going to visit the castle in Rawa one should remember that it is located on remises of the Sport Club "Mazovia". The club is a pride for all supporters from Rawa as it has functioned incessantly since 1930. Its players have already won many precious trophies. At present 230 athletes train in the club. For a few years now, a section of volleyball ("Ravia") has been active in club besides its football section.


Sport Hall
28 Kazimierza Wielkiego Street

This modern sport and entertainment hall is the 1000th object founded and opened by UKFiT (Office of physical Culture and Tourism). Though it was opened only in the middle of the year 1999 some international events have already been held there. Everybody can take advantage of the hall, its gym and the whole base of facilities. It is enough to phone - (046) 814 48 04.


House at 14 Kosciuszki Street

A building at Kosciusko Street was erected in 1932 and is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding examples of mastery of probably the greatest architects of Rawa, Konrad Kłos. He designed such objects as a building of the Primary School nr 1, and a building at 4 Piłsudskiego Square, a nursery school at Zamkowa Wola and many others. After the Second World War the building was the seat of PKO Bank.

 


House at Mila Street

The house arose at the beginning of the 20th c. Its appearance from the street is not as impressive as its façade from the Primary School nr 2, which shows the excellent taste of its first owner, doctor Otto.

 

 

 


Primary School nr 1
19 Kosciusko Street

The impressive building of the Tadeusz Kościuszko memorial Primary School nr 1 was opened on 18th October 1926. In those days the school was very well equipped as it offered e.g. a physical classroom, a chemistry lab, a room of natural sciences, etc. During the Second World War the building was taken up for purposes of the Nazi army and so-called Deutsche Schule. On its façade the magnificent entrance niche and a plaque commemorating teachers murdered in annihilation camps are especially worth seeing.

...See you in Rawa Mazowiecka

 
 
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