Przemyśl (German: Proemsel) is a town in southeastern Poland. As of 1999, it belongs to the Subcarpathian Voivodeship.
Przemyśl owes its long and rich history to the advantages of its geographic location. The city lies in the Przemyśl Gate, an area connecting mountains and lowlands, with easy communication and fertile soil. It also lies on the navigable San river. Important trade routes passed through Przemyśl and ensured the city's importance.
Przemyśl is the second oldest town in southern Poland, after Kraków. It appears to have been founded as early as the 8th century.
The city centre is small and manageable by foot.
- Reformed Franciscan monastery
- Rynek, the main market square
- Franciscan Church, in baroque style
- Uniate Cathedral, former Jesuit church, now a Uniate cathedral with a nice iconostasis
- Carmelite Church, 17th century late-Renaissance church
- Castle, built by Casimir III the Great in the 14th century.
- The military cemetery, in which victims of one of the biggest battles of WWI are burried.
- National Museum - History and Ethnography
- Archeological Museum
- Diocesian Museum
- Museum of Applied Art
- Museum of Town's History
There are several museums in the old town.
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