Ostrów Wielkopolski is a city that flourished in the 18th century. For this reason, the most important monuments of the city date back to that period, including wooden church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland.
Although Ostrów was founded in the Middle Ages, only the street layout has survived to this day. There are no monuments left of the former town of merchants and craftsmen, and all this is due to wars and fires that hit them in the 17th century.
The revival took place in the 18th century after the city was re-founded, when the Radziwiłł family became its owners. Thanks to them, settlers from Silesia started to come to Ostrów, who brought with them the ability to make cloth. The Jewish quarter at Raszkowska Street also developed at that time. In its center was built in the nineteenth century the New Moorish-style Synagogue, which now houses the Forum Synagoga cultural center.
Among the preserved buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries in Ostrów Wielkopolski, there are also tenement houses in the Market Square, the town hall and the Church of Our Lady Queen of Poland. It is a wooden temple with a half-timbered structure with a brick tower covered with a baroque dome. The most impressive temple of Ostrów is the neo-Gothic church of St. Stanisław Biskupa built at the beginning of the 20th century.