Travel Guide Europe Poland Wislica



Wiślica is a town in Busko County, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, Poland, with the population of 503 (the smallest town in Poland). The town lies on the Nida river, south of Busko-Zdrój and Kielce. Wiślica is one of the most ancient settlements in Poland and probable capital of the famous tribe Vistulans, founded as a town over 1,000 years ago, close to the important commercial route from Krakow to Sandomierz.



Sights and Activities

  • Collegiate Basilica of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the Sanctuary of Smiling Madonna) erected by king Kazimir the Great in 1350, the oldest and biggest two-aisled church in Poland. Inside: half-sculpture, given by king Vladislau I the Elbow-high (1270–1300) and original wall paintings founded by king Vladislau Jagiello in 1400.
  • Unique Slab of Orants dated back to 1175, finest example of the Romanesque art.
  • Belfry founded by Jan Długosz in 1460.
  • House of Jan Długosz from 1460.
  • Fortified settlement from the 10th century.
  • Jewish cemetery, created in the 17th century, destroyed during and after the second World War.



Getting There

By Plane

International airports in Krakow, Rzeszow, Warsaw, Lodz and Lublin.

By Car

Regional road to the three directions: Kazimierza Wielka and Krakow, Busko-Zdroj and Kielce and Nowy Korczyn and then to Tarnow or Sandomierz.



Keep Connected


In the cities there are more and more Wifi Hot Spots, so if you have your own mobile device, you can connect. Best chances of finding one are at airports, railway stations, in cafés, shopping malls and universities. Places like McDonald's and Starbucks usually have unlimited free wifi. In some hotels you can find free wifi, though you might have to pay as well or maybe just use it for a limited amount of time. Internet cafes become less popular recently as people prefer to use internet at homes.


See also: International Telephone Calls

To call to Poland from abroad, dial the Polish country code,48, then the number without the leading 0, as if calling from a domestic mobile phone.
The general emergency number is 112. Police (997), Ambulance (999) and Fire (998) have phone numbers as well, and municipal police has 986 as a number.

Mobile phones work almost across the whole country. There are four mobile phone operators in Poland: Plus, T-Mobile, Orange and Play. About 98% of the country is covered by the standard European GSM 900/1800 MHz network, the remaining 2% are wildlife reserves or high mountains. 3G is available in almost every town.
Domestic call rates are roughly the same across all services. Prepaid starter kits with SIM card (called starter in Polish) are widely available in reasonable prices (PLN5-20, most of which is available for calls), in most of the shops, supermarkets and news agents.

Just about every shopping centre has at least one independent cellphone shop, the guys who run them are usually knowledgeable and have a range of cheap handsets which you can use as a local / travel phone. This may be a good option since juggling SIM cards is always a pain.


Poczta Polska is the Polish public post service. Post offices are generally open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday. Some offices are open on Saturday until 2:00pm and the main post offices in major cities are open daily, 24 hours. Services are generally ok, but don't expact it to be fast and it is not always reliable, though most letters, postcards and parcels will arrive at its destinations after a week or two. You can find the red post boxes dotted throughout the country. You can check this postal website to see how much sending a letter, postcard or parcels costs, both domestically as well as internationally. For sending packages internationally, you can also check FedEx, TNT, DHL or UPS, as they have fast and reliable services and generally competitive prices as well.



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