Radom as the capital city of Poland!

In the years 1481 – 1483 Radom was the residence of Prince Kazimierz, son of King Kazimierz Jagiellończyk. The king appointed his son his successor when the king stayed in the Grand Dutch of Lithuania. As they were afraid of an attempt in Kraków and Radom was much safer, it was chosen as the temporary seat of the king’s viceroy. In that way, Radom was an unofficial “capital city” of Poland for 2 years.

Radom larger than Paris

Do you know that the surface area of Radom is larger than the surface area of Paris? In accordance with the official data, the surface area of Radom is 111. 80 km². While the surface area of the capital city of France is 105. 4 km².

An oven in the centre of the town

In the very heart of the town at 6/8 Żeromskiego Street, there is an oven. A small brick building with a large chimney in the form of a lofty pyramid, a high roof and a Gothic facade. The oven is a part of the Observants’ monastery. It was constructed in the 15th – 16th century.

Apart from the contemporary kitchen function, it also operated as an oil pressing house, a bakery, a wax melting house and a . . . brewery. The Radom oven is the only structure of this type in Poland and one of two in Europe.

Cultic Sofixes

Sofixes, at present a dream of each hipster, were produced already in 1983 in Radom. The first Polish Velcro shoes were commemorated in the form of a 1:1 brass monument. You will find Sofixes at Szewska Street.

The highest building in the town

The highest building in the town is the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Care at Sienkiewicza Street. The high 72-meter towers draw on the highest tower of the St Mary Church in Kraków.

The best restaurant between Berlin and Paris

At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, Stanisław Wierzbicki’s restaurant was one of best in Poland and Europe. That Radom restaurant was marked as the only Polish restaurant on the map of the most famous restaurants in Europe by the German daily “Berliner Tageblatt”. That small restaurant located at Żeromskiego Street hosted such outstanding guests like: Tola Monkiewiczówna, Wojciech Kossak, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Władysław Reymont, Ignacy Mościcki, as well as German Emperor Wilhelm II or Charles de Gaulle, who later became the President of France.

The wine card of Wierzbicki’s restaurant was made of 12 pages. The chef speciality included slices of beef with buckwheat, aromatic chitterlings with meatballs and Lithuanian dumplings stuffed with meat.

The longest street in Radom

The longest street in Radom is Juliusza Słowackiego Street. It is almost 6 km long!

Scales from Radom

Radom companies were full of surprises. Radwag’s electronic scales were used during the simulation of parameters of F-16 aircraft flight.