The spa town Polanica-Zdroj is located in Lower Silesia in the "Hell Valley" Bystrica Dusznicka. A short distance from the south-eastern edge of the Table Mountains and Bystrzyckie. Polanica historically belonged to the earldom. Already in the sixteenth century, he was famous for its mineral springs. Klodzki Aelurius chronicler wrote about the healing power and exceptional taste Polanickich water. A source in Polanica became famous throughout the region, and even the water transported to other places. In 1595, spa, mainly by water source in Polanica ensconced Jesuits, who started extracting water on a larger scale. Finally, in 1828 Joseph Gromls - kłodzki buyer became the owner of the city economy and took up water sources, built pump room and baths, transforming Polanica Zdroj in today's health resort known throughout Poland and Europe. Polanica Zdroj currently has 7,000 people and is maintained mainly from tourism and spas. Picturesque scenery of mountains and rivers gives the city a unique, foothill climate, which is characterized by a warm and sunny summer and gentle winter. Urban planning Polanica Zdroj is different from most cities because they do not have a market or a particular "old town" because the whole area like a park. There is therefore no doubt that staying there can improve the health of large numbers of incoming patients. All objects belonging to the spas are located in the Spa Park, which can marvel exotic plants, in particular in the form of beds of flower carpets. Besides, the Spa Park is the Pump Room of water, Institute of Natural and Spa Theatre with a concert hall specially prepared for visitors and patients. Spa buildings were built in the early twentieth century, it is worth so pay attention to their Art Nouveau-Classicist style. To local monuments include the Church of the Assumption, which is architecturally stunning neo-baroque and numerous buildings reminiscent of the times of the Jesuits, like their former mansion, built in the early eighteenth century. A unique monument in Polanica Zdroj is a likeness of Adam Mickiewicz made by Wladyslaw Tumkiewicza, which can be seen on the street gardens. The official unveiling of the monument took place in 1969. Besides, in the city's many monuments of other personalities associated with the city, and the search for them is great fun for the whole family. Bored the patients we recommend visiting the cinema or theater Swiatowid, which hosts various events, festivals and performances by artists. In addition, in the convent of the Sacred Heart is located ethnographic Missionary Museum. Collections from all over the world belonging to the missionaries intrigue anyone interested in oriental cultures. Everyday objects and sculptures came to Polanica Zdroj way from Africa, South America and Oceania. The spa town is also a good place to start climbing trips in the Table Mountains or Bystrzyckie. There are four hiking trails (red, blue, green, yellow) leading to different peaks, for example Karłów to Pass Owl, Stroczego turn and to shelter under the mouflon. Train and bus routes, and a good mix of automotive makes Polanica Zdroj is a town very often and frequented by Poles and our western and southern neighbors.
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