Przytyk is a village situated in east-central Poland. It lies about 20 km far from Radom and about 100 km far from Warsaw- the capital of Poland. The village is located on the Radomka River.
What is Przytyk famous for?
Przytyk is famous for pepper. It’s a hit on European scale. Most farmers in Przytyk grow this vegetable and sell it not only in Poland but also in Europe.
THE MOST IMPORTANT HISTORICAL EVENTS
The beginnings of Przytyk date back to the 13th century, whereas in 1333 civic rights were granted to Przytyk. The settlement was situated at the intersection of important trading routes- Wielkopolska Tract and the Mazovia Road.
In the late Middle Ages, the area of Przytyk belonged to the Podlodowski family (Janina coat of arms), whose seat was located in a village of Zameczek (also called Ostrów).
In 1488, thanks to Jan Podlodowski, the castellan of Żarnowiec, King Kazimierz Jagiellończyk granted to Przytyk a privilege to make two fairs a year, and markets on Mondays. The tradition of Monday markets has remaind until now.
Przytyk used to be a town to 1869.
Przytyk was completely destroyed in the Swedish invasion of Poland (1655 - 1660).
In 1941 Przytyk and the surrounding area was turned into a Luftwaffe training facility. All Polish residents had to leave the village, and all buildings were destroyed by the Germans, except for the church.
Jews in Przytyk
In Przytyk there were a lot of Jewish people. The first Jews appeared here in the 17th century. 1060 Jews lived in Przytyk in 1830 and it was about 82% of all residents. In 1930 there was 80% Jews who made their living through craft, trade and agriculture. In 1936 there was an incident against the Jewish community in which one Pole and two Jews were killed.
One of the most famous Polish poets, Jan Kochanowski, married Dorota Podlodowska from Przytyk and their wedding probably took place at Przytyk’s church in 1570.
The church of St. Cross in Przytyk- first was made of wood, it was built in 16th century
The church of St. Wawrzyniec in Wrzos- it was built in the first half of 15th century
The church of St. Maria Magdalena in Wrzeszczów- first was built in 15th century
Palace in Zameczek- now it’s a private property
Manor house in Oblas- now it’s a private property
Manor house in Wrzeszczów- now it’s a private property
Jewish cemetery in Przytyk- it is located on the edge of the forest, on the left side of Przytyk, near the road to Radom. It was established in the second half of 17th century. There are some graves which are very beautiful and valuable.
Well in Przytyk
It is believed that the well was built to commemorate place where there was the intersection of important trading routes- Wielkopolska Tract and the Mazovia Road. That is why the well is called “Navel of Europe”.
Education in Przytyk Commune
There are three primary schools: in Przytyk, Wrzos and Wrzeszczów and there is one lower secondary school in Przytyk. There is also a new modern kindergarten in Przytyk.
Sport in Przytyk
There are two stadiums in Przytyk: one is in the centre of the town, it’s a place where football teams play matches and the second one called “Orlik” where young footballers from local schools play matches
In Przytyk there is also a new Nordic walking route.
The reservoir in Domaniów
It’s the largest reservoir in the Mazovia with the area of over 500 hectares. It is a perfect place to relax by the water and enjoy fresh air.
Welcoming of the summer in Domaniów- it takes place on the beach in Domaniów in July every year.
Gwieździsty Bike Downhill- it takes place by the reservoir in Domaniów in June every year.
Polish Pepper Fair- the event has taken place since 1999. It has a form of a picnic with a rich of artistic and culinary setting.
If you want to buy fresh fruit or vegetables, you can go on our market every Monday. You can also buy here other food, clothes, furniture or other products.Czytaj więcej o: LOCATION OF PRZYTYK