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Three Crosses Hill

Local name: Wzgórze Trzech Krzyży

The Three Crosses Mountain is certainly the best known attraction of Kazimierz Dolny. Located in the vicinity of the parish church, it invites to climbing the carefully prepared trail.

From the top, on which there are three high wooden crosses, there is a beautiful view of the city and the Vistula bend and the distant castle in Janowiec. The mountain, or rather a hill with a height of 90 meters, is an integral part of the landscape of Kazimierz Dolny.

The crosses placed on its top date back to 1708, and were erected by local residents who wanted to thank for the extinction of the cholera epidemic. The resemblance to the famous biblical Golgotha, on which Christ was crucified, means that the mountain is also sometimes called the Mountain of the Cross.

Access to the top is accessible to everyone, because there are two roads leading up. Shorter, next to the parish church, due to steep approaches, requires a slightly better physical condition. Older people and children can also enter the longer but comfortable trail starting around the castle.

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