Bochotnica Tourism

Bochotnica [bɔxɔtˈnit͡sa] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Kazimierz Dolny, within Puławy County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland. It lies in historic province of Lesser Poland, approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) north-east of Kazimierz Dolny, 10 km (6 mi) south of Puławy, and 42 km (26 mi) west of the regional capital Lublin. The village has a population of 1,000, and is located on the right bank of the Vistula, on the road between Puławy and Kazimierz Dolny. The ruins of a 14th-century castle are located nearby. Bochotnica, which in the past was also called Bochotnica Mała (to distinguish it from nearby Bochotnica-Kolonia, or Bochotnica Wielka), is one of the oldest settlements in Lesser Poland. In the early years of the Kingdom of Poland, it was an important gord, located along merchant route from Kievan Rus towards central Poland. It now is a local tourist center, due to the picturesque Lesser Polish Gorge of the Vistula and proximity of Kazimierz Landscape Park. The village does not have a rail station, the nearest one is located at Puławy. It is a local road junction, where three roads meet. Even though no documents exist to prove it, Bochotnica already was a defensive settlement in the 6th century. This was confirmed by archaeologists, who in 1993 found here remains of the gord, together with a pagan cemetery and several artifacts, such as bronze and iron tools, gold coins and a 10th-century sword. Together with neighboring Wąwolnica, Bochotnica was a local administrative center. In 1317, King Władysław Łokietek handed Bochotnica and other local villages to brothers Ostaszko and Dzierżko from Bejsce (Lewart coat of arms). The defensive castle at Bochotnica was erected probably in 1340, after a devastating Tatar raid of Lublin Land. The stronghold was rectangular shaped, located on a hill, which provided it with a good view of the area. In the 15th century, the castle belonged to the Kurowski family, then it passed into the hands of Voivode of Lublin, Jan Oleśnicki, who changed his last name into Bochotnicki. On his initiative, the castle was remodeled in Renaissance style. Bochotnicki died childless, and after his death, in the late 16th century, the castle began to turn into a ruin. The village belonged to several families (Borkowski, Tarło, Lubomirski, Sanguszko, Potocki), and in 1826 it was owned by Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, whose properties were confiscated by the Russians as a punishment for November Uprising. In 1886, new owner Józef Klemensowski, briefly considered reconstruction of the castle, but changed his plans. Until the Partitions of Poland, Bochotnica belonged to Lesser Poland’s Lublin Voivodeship. In 1815, it became part of Russian-controlled Congress Poland, and after World War I, it returned to Poland. On November 18, 1942, German occupiers murdered 45 people at local town square, as a reprisal for attack on a German patrol. After World War II, Bochotnica was a center of anticommunist resistance. On May 24, 1945, a battle between ex-Home Army unit and the NKVD took place, in which 16 Soviet agents and 10 Polish Communist collaborators were killed.


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  • Know the pollution level of Bochotnica before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 35.42 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Bochotnica for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bochotnica.

    • Burglary and Theft 20.19 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.35 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 26.85 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 22.12 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 32 (Low)
    • Drug offense 21.15 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95.37 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.48 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.85 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.37 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Bochotnica is 173.12 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 73.82 (High)
    • Climate Index 77.51 (High)
    • Pollution Index 30.12 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.73 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 35.52 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 70.52 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.46 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 65.29 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bochotnica

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.35 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.94 USD

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