After Warsaw, Radom is the largest urban centre in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship. The history of the town dates back to the early Middle Ages. During the reign of the Jagiellonian dynasty the town was in its heyday. Such events as the adoption of the “nihil novi” constitution by the Great Seym in 1505 and the workers’ protest in June 1976, which, in the opinion of many historians, started system changes in Poland, constitute a kind of a historic link.
Famous Poles connected with Radom included, among others: Jacek Malczewski, John Kochanowski, Witold Gombrowicz, Leszek Kołakowski and Andrzej Wajda. Historic monuments, traces of multiculturalism, royal climate and post-industrial town are reasons for which it is worth visiting Radom. Pedestrian and bike paths that have been set will help you visit tourist attractions of the town and the nearest surroundings. The most interesting places along the historic routes include remains of a 10th-century town in Piotrówka, the Old Town square with the St Vaclav church, Miasto Kazimierzowskie, including well-preserved fragments of urban walls, a parish church, the Jacek Malczewski Museum located in the building of the former Piarist College, tenement houses of Gąska and Esterka, the reconstructed town hall, and the Deskurs’ tenement house. It is also worth visiting the Observants’ Monastery and walking along streets in the town centre to have a look at charming Art Nouveau houses.