The discovery of a wooden defensive rampart from the 930s means that there was a Slavic settlement in the area around the city's popular Długi Targ street even before the Polish state was first established by Mieszko I in 960.
Costing a cool PLN 19 million, the project in Strzelin was authored by Maciej Małachowicz, an architect who has previously overseen several historical reconstructions, among them the castle in Będzin and the Pod Złotym Psem tenement in Wrocław.
The project will involve the introduction of three ‘green islands’ that will feature flower beds, trees and seating as well as the debut of a vertical garden on the western wall of the Galeria Arsenał.
Snuck away west of Leszno and with a population of just 14,000, ‘the greatest little town you’ve never heard of’ sits largely forgotten by the rest of the nation. And that’s good!
The renaissance pearl that is the Old Town remains as striking and fresh as the day it was finished: a place of colonnaded passageways and shaded, leafy courtyards, it all leads to a mesmerizing square that stops you in your tracks.