GET TO KNOW RADOM OF THE 19TH CENTURY

Tenement houses with beautifully decorated facades and cast-iron balconies are one of the marks of Radom. While planning your stay in Radom, you must spend one day walking among the 19th-century houses. The remains of bourgeois buildings are best preserved at Żeromskiego, Malczewskiego, Moniuszki, Piłsudskiego and Sienkiewicza Streets. The tenement houses represent various styles from Classicism through Eclecticism to Art Nouveau and the details (sculptural decorations on front walls, cast-iron bars and balconies, colourful polychromies) will feast eyes of all architecture enthusiasts.

Piłsudskiego Street

Piłsudskiego Street is decidedly one of the most beautiful streets of Radom. This refers in particular to the building of the bank, i.e. the former Credit Union of Radom Industrialists (No. 15). At number 12 (opposite the bank), there is a neo-Renaissance villa where the Municipal Library is located. In front of the building in the square there is a 150-year-old sun clock. For the youngest walkers, reading time shown by the clock might be an interesting challenge.

While walking along Piłsudskiego Street, you cannot miss a richly decorated tenement house at the number 7. Massive semi-columns and 14 caryatids are interesting both to small and big travellers. At first glance, the house at number 9 is less grand than its neighbour at number 7. However, the Brandt’s House (where the artist spent the last months of his life) hides a real treasure. The staircase is decorated with polychromies, which seem to present Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Słowacki and a cupid. Thus the entrance to the staircase is an obligatory point during the walk along Piłsudskiego Street.

When you end your walk along Piłsudskiego Street you must turn head in the direction of the Garrison Church at Konstytucji Square. You will see 19th-century Radom from one of the most beautiful perspectives.

“Dracula’s Castle”

The Dracula’s Castle is an unofficial name of one of tenement houses at Sienkiewicza Street. That nickname was given to the Glogier House for a reason: the building with its characteristic roof, bay window and balconies resembles French palaces.

Moniuszki Street

A true fiend of architecture will appreciate the buildings at Moniuszki Street for sure. This is one of the most diversified streets in terms of architectonic styles. There you will see 19th-century rent buildings in the modernist style of the interwar and social realism period. While walking along Moniuszki Street, pay attention to residential houses built during the German occupation in the fascist modernist style of the 30s.

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Żeromskiego Street – Radom promenade

The unique atmosphere of the Radom promenade is created by tenement houses of the 19th century with many architectonic details reflecting the affluence of townsmen of that time. The tenement houses and urban palaces at Żeromskiego Street are real architectonic pearls and noticing their beauty will crown your trip.

Lear the history and description of tenement houses at Żeromskiego Street