Kosciuszko’s Mound

Written by  //  4 March 2013  //  Krakow Tourism  //  Comments Off

It is the most famous mound in Poland, raised in 1820-1823 in commemoration of the great national hero Tadeusz Kościuszko. It was modeled after Krakow’s two other Krakowian prehistoric mounds of Krak and Wanda.

The Polish people wanted to commemorate General Kosciuszko, who fought for the independence, with a simple and permanent monument. They decided to build a symbolic tomb on the hill of Blessed Bronislawa in the western part of Cracow.

The Kosciuszko Mound is a real highlight of the Krakow landscape. It used to be pictured by painters, now it attracts tourists. A serpentine path leads to the top, from where you can admire the panorama of the Tatra Mountains, the Benedictine and Camaldolese monasteries the green Blonia Meadows and Wawel castle, Nowa Huta and forests of the Krakow-Czestochowa Upland.