Głogówek is a historic town with a history dating back to the Middle Ages. Many valuable buildings have been preserved here, including the Mannerist castle and the Church of St. Francis, where the Loreto House is located.
The town was founded in the second half of the 13th century. The urban layout with a rectangular market square and a checkered street layout has been preserved from that period. In the Middle Ages, the city was surrounded by defensive walls, of which only a few fragments and the Prison Tower have survived.
A large part of the historic buildings of Głogówek was destroyed during World War II. Therefore, some of the houses around the market square are post-war tenement houses and apartment blocks. However, there is a historic town hall here, and in the vicinity of the well-preserved complex of the Franciscan monastery. It includes the Church of St. Francis. Inside, in the 17th century, the Loreto House was built, decorated with Baroque paintings and sculptures. It is one of the few examples of Loreto Houses in Poland and the only one built inside a church. Among the interesting buildings in Głogówek there is also a free-standing chapel which is a replica of the Holy Sepulcher. She, too, is one of only a few in the country.
An important attraction is the mannerist Castle in Głogówek, built by the Oppersdorf family. Currently, this 16th-century residence houses the Regional Museum.