Greetings from Tarnów: From Factory Town to Humanopolis
A garden city, a city of the future and a city of death. Culture.pl presents a series of snapshots from the history of Tarnów, a city in southeastern Poland.
At the beginning, there was a village, but following a royal decree, the Kraków voivode of Spycimir (with the Leliwa coat of arms) made it a city. From then on, Tarnów was a private city, held by the Tarnowski, Ostrogski, Zasławski and Sanguszko families – but it also belonged to emperors and kings. Its castle ruins, city hall, basilica and renaissance tenement houses are great reminders of its long history.