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Bishop's Palace - Nysa Museum

Local name: Pałac Biskupi - Muzeum w Nysie

The seat of the Poviat Museum in Nysa is the historic Bishop's Palace, built in the Baroque style at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries. In the former residence of the Wrocław bishops, you can now admire the archaeological exhibition showing the history of the region and a rich collection of paintings, sculptures, porcelain and furniture, as well as military items.

Permanent exhibitions in the Nysa museum present, among others everyday reality of townspeople from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and Nysa crafts - monuments of Silesian artistic blacksmithing. Thanks to the extensive collection of paintings, you can see here, among others works by Dutch and Flemish painters - Otto van Veen, Anthonius Palamedes and Italian - Carl Portelli or Francesco Bassano.

One of the exhibitions details the history of witch trials and executions. The pogrom of witches in Nysa and the surrounding area began in the 17th century, when six women accused of witchcraft burned at the stake. With time, there were more and more executions, a special oven for burning witches was built. These persecutions ended only in the 18th century.


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    Bishop's Palace - Nysa Museum map
    Biskupa Jarosława 1148-300 Nysa , Poland