You might have to do a double take when you first glance at Rzeszów’s Revolution Monument and hear the peculiar nickname it has acquired. Visitors often refer to the city’s Revolution Monument as ‘the vagina monument’, and at first sight, you’ll see why. Try not to blush, but it does slightly resemble the female reproductive zone, a design feature that was unintentional.
Rzeszów has a huge castle just a short walk from Old Town. It is known as Lubomirski Castle and dates back to the sixteenth century. It has been repainted many times and is currently sporting a distinctive yellow mustard colour. You can scale its walls and admire up close, but going inside is normally restricted due to the building’s current function as a court of law. It’s still the most important sight in Rzeszów and shouldn’t be missed.Zamek Lubomirskich w Rzeszowie, plac Śreniawitów 3, 35-001 Rzeszów, Poland
Rzeszów has lots of green spaces, but three impressive parks in particular make for great strolls and relaxing moments. Down by the river is the Park of Culture and Recreation (Kultury i Wypoczynku in Polish) and Olstynzki Park. The Park of Culture and Recreation includes a boat with local man, Pomnik Stanisława Nitki, a legendary city resident, who was rumoured to have walked across the river by rope. The World Wars and Communist times are remembered in the city’s Solidarity Park. All three parks are within fifteen minutes walk of each other.
Stary Browar Rzeszowski is a superb local brewery with a good range of home brewed beer on tap and it is advantageous to try them all. But drinking four large beers may not meet your ideal evening for taste or budget, so why not try the sample board? The brewery offers four of their best beers in sample glasses on a wooden tray for a good price, so you can try the best beer in the region without breaking the bank.
Speedway (stadium motorcycle racing) is a hugely popular sport here in Rzeszów and the local team, Stal Rzeszów, competes in the top division in Poland. Their colours are blue and white and they have a huge stadium, Stadion Miejski w Rzeszowie, which sits 12,000 fans.