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Kazimierz Dolny

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Kazimierz Dolny [kaˈʑimjɛʂ ˈdɔlnɨ] (Yiddish: קאזמיר Kuzmir) is a small town in eastern Poland, on the right (eastern) bank of the Vistula river in Puławy County, Lublin Voivodship.

Get in[edit]

Minibuses from cities like Warsaw, Lublin, and Pulawy operate daily. Additionally, visitors may take a train to Pulawy (approximately 8 km away) and take either a taxi (50 złoty) or a bus/minibus (3-4)to Kazimierz.

Get around[edit]

It is easy to walk around the town itself, as it is relatively small and compact. There is a taxi stand operating on the main square (rynek). For a little more excitement, there are 4x4 jeeps offering tours of the surrounding woods, limestone quarry, and ravines during the summer for approximately 50 złoty p/person. A short walk from the square to the river leads to a place where one can rent bicycles and scooters for an hour or a day.

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On the main square is a rather large church. Walking further up the hill leads to the ruins of a castle and guard tower, where for a few zł one can enjoy a panoramic view of the town and the Wisła. Further up on the hill and to the right are the "Three Crosses," a memorial for when a plague decimated the town's population.

Walking approximately 2.5 km down the path along the Wisła will bring you to a very large limestone quarry and boats that cross the river to take tourists to Janowiec.

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Sometime during the week and on Sundays there is a morning market in the main square.

During the summer Kazimierz holds many known festivals in Poland including: one of the larger Folk Festivals (June); Klezmr Music Festival (mid-July); and a large, international-flavored film festival in early-to-mid-August.

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Kazimierz is known as an artists' town, and accordingly there are a number of galleries showcasing and selling local art. Additionally, on market days there are many hand-made baskets and other trinkets that can be bought.

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There are a number of restaurants in Kazimierz, ranging from the low-end to expensive.

Uphill from the Rynek is a 7-15 zł Kebab restaurant, while on the Rynek, Pub Mars serves basic spaghetti's and pizza's.

Approximately 200 meters from the square off of Lubelska Street (heading towards the Wisła) is a traditional Jewish restaurant called 'U Fryzjera' (The Barbershop), which has live Klezmer music every Saturday night. UPDATE: Unfortunately, this restaurant had a fire and is currently closed down. No word on whether it will re-open.

On Lubelska between the Rynek and the river is Zielona Tawerna (Green Tavern), where the Presidents of Poland and the Czech Republic ate in summer 2007.

Drink[edit][add listing]

The majority of bars are concentrated in the main square and include Rynkowa, Galeria, U Radka, Rozmaitosci, and Pub Mars. Rynkowa shows Polish national soccer matches on a large pull-down screen, while Mars serves food, and U Radka houses a number of original works of art and always plays Rolling Stone's-style music. Prices are almost exactly the same throughout the city, as a sort of price-fixing agreement appears to be in place. Half liter beers are generally 7 zł, although expect to pay more in restaurants.

There are no night clubs in the town, the closest one being in Król Kazimierz a few kilometers away. Otherwise, one must go about 9 km to Puławy for dancing/nightlife.

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