Proszowice Tourism

Proszowice [prɔʂɔˈvʲit͡sɛ] is a town in southern Poland, situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Kraków Voivodeship (1975–1998). Its population numbers 6,206 inhabitants (2004). It is the capital of Proszowice County, and the town is located some 25 kilometers northeast of Kraków, on the right bank of the Szreniawa river. Proszowice received its Magdeburg rights charter in 1358. Proszowice has a sports club Proszowianka, established in 1916. First mention about the village of Proszowice comes from 1222. The origin of its name is not known, probably the village was named after a knight named Proszkomir, who lived here. By 1240, Proszowice already had a brick church of St. John the Baptist. The village was privately owned, and in the mid-14th century it became royal property of King Kazimierz Wielki, who granted it town charter in 1358. The King greatly contributed to the development of Proszowice, building here a palace, which for some time was one of royal residences (later on, its role was taken on by the Niepołomice Castle). Proszowice prospered due to several royal privileges. A number of artisans lived here, there was a parish school, and the period from the early 15th century to the early 17th century is regarded as Golden Age of the town, which was one of the most important centers of Kraków Voivodeship; here sejmiks took place. King Kazimierz Jagiellończyk initiated construction of a new church, which was finished in 1454 and was among most impressive Gothic churches in Lesser Poland. Here, Stańczyk, the legendary court jester was born, and in the 16th century, Proszowice became one of centers of Protestant Reformation. All Catholic churches in the area were turned into Calvinist or Polish Brethren prayer houses, but later on, the Counter-Reformation prevailed. In 1616, the town was almost completely burned in a fire. Like almost all towns of Lesser Poland, Proszowice was destroyed in the Swedish invasion of Poland (1655 - 1660). After Partitions of Poland, Proszowice first belonged to the Habsburg Empire, but in 1815 it became part of Russian-controlled Congress Poland. During January Uprising, several skirmishes took place in the area of the town, and as a punismhment, the Russians reduced Proszowice to the status of a village (1869). In 1923, already in Kielce Voivodeship of the Second Polish Republic, Proszowice regained its town charter. In 1999 the town became the seat of a county. The center of Proszowice is of typical medieval shape, with a market square and streets radiating from it. Houses in the market square, however, are modern, most of them were built in the 20th century. Once there was a town hall, which was dismantled in the mid-19th century. Local parish church was first erected in the 13th century, during the reign of Prince Bolesław V the Chaste. The first church burned between 1306 and 1308. New complex was built in 1325, and most likely, it burned in a fire in 1407. Third parish church was completed in 1454. It was partly destroyed after a storm in May 1824, when one of the walls collapsed, together with the Gothic vault. The reconstruction took 12 years.


If you are looking for travel information of Proszowice in Poland, you've come to the right place. The nearest major city to Proszowice is Krakow. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Krakow for its bountiful attractions like Main Market Square, Wawel Royal Castle, St Marys Basilica on your trip to Proszowice. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Proszowice.

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

    • Air Pollution 86.86 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 33.27 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.53 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 35.69 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.15 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 69.55 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45.31 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Proszowice for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Proszowice.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.19 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.93 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 17.53 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 39.24 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 20.71 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 26.69 (Low)
    • Attacks 27.8 (Low)
    • Drug offense 22.55 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.63 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.35 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30.19 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.57 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.72 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Proszowice is 130.74 (High)

    • Safety Index 72.59 (High)
    • Climate Index 73.86 (High)
    • Pollution Index 71.24 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.48 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 40.56 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 60.66 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.58 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 63.58 (Low)
    • 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 Proszowice

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.47 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 59.87 USD

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