Underground Tourist Route in Opatów

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Practical Information

  • Detailed Information
  • Surrounding Accommodation
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  • General
    • Object type:
      Underground routes
  • Location
    • County:
      opatowski
    • Community:
      Opatów
    • Address:
      Opatów
    • Latitude:
      50.801418
    • Longitude:
      21.4267908
    • Tourist region:
      Opatów Region
  • Contact details
    • Surrounding AccommodationZwińRozwiń
    Amigo
    Amigo
    Pokój od: 40 PLN

    • Opatów, ul. Szpitalna 1
    • +48 15 868 38 40
    Kamienica przy bramie***
    Kamienica przy bramie***

    • Opatów, ul. Kościuszki 14
    • +48 660 857 682
    Hotel&Restauracja MIODOWY MŁYN***
    Hotel&Restauracja MIODOWY MŁYN***
    Pokój od: 152 PLN

    • Opatów, ul. Legionów 3
    • +48 15 831 00 50
    Schronisko PTSM w Opatowie
    Schronisko PTSM w Opatowie

    • Opatów, ul. Słowackiego 56c
    • +48 15 868 21 99
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    Description

    The dungeons of Opatów were created in times of the city"s prosperity caused by its growing influence and its location: here the merchant routes of Silesia – Cracow  – Great Poland and Pomeranian – Ruthenia crossed. The city walls gave limited space for new constructions and the existing cellars were insufficient for the growing merchant warehouses and craftsmen storages. That is why the townsmen and craftsmen decided to dig below the first storey of cellars – in that way the second and third storeys were created. They had no regular character and were usually built without any lining in the soft, loess ground. After the years of oblivion, the problem of cellars returned as soon as the historic buildings in the Old Town mysteriously started to crack and deteriorate. The rescue for the Opatów buildings came with the experts from the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Kraków. The renovation plan was accompanied with the idea of opening the underground tourist route. It is 335 meter long and covers over 46 chambers on three levels bored under the Market Square. All year long a fixed temperature resembling the average temperature of the region (7-10 oC) can be observed.

    Practical Information:
    Pl. Obrońców Pokoju 18
    27-500 Opatów
    Phone: +48 15 868 27 78
    www.sandomierskie.com

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Sunday
    October and March: 9.00 - 17.00
    November -  February: 8.00 - 16.00
    April - September:  9.00 - 20.00
    Guided tour every full hour; last entrance: hour before closing


    Tickets:
    - normal 8 PLN
    - reduced 5 PLN

    Tourist Information Center in Opatów
    City and Commune Office Building in Opatów

    Plac Obrońców Pokoju 34
    27-500 Opatów
    Phone: +48 15 868 13 01
    www.opatow.pl

    Information can be also obtained in Regional Tourism Information Center:
    ul. Sienkiewicza 29
    25-007 Kielce
    Phone: +48 41 348 00 60
    E-mail: informacja@swietokrzyskie.travel
    www.swietokrzyskie.travel

    Location

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    • 21.4267908
    • 50.801418
    • Opatów
    • Underground Tourist Route in Opatów