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View of the River Warta and the castle. In the workshop view of the facade of the castle.The Gniezno Archbishops Castle

The 14th-century Castle surrounded by a 19th-century park is among the most interesting sights of historic, architectural and scenic value in the Lodz Voivodeship. It is famous for its long history, interesting structure that picturesquely blends with the surrounding landscape: a river and its wetlands, a park - all together creating a historic and natural landscape complex.

The history of the town dates back to the early years of Polish statehood. Mentioned as Uneievo in a bull of Pope Innocent II (1136), Uniejow is one of the oldest towns of Poland. At that time it belonged to the Archbishops of Gniezno, and received its town charter most likely before 1290. In the late 13th century, Archbishop Jakub Swinka founded Church of the Holy Spirit, and in 1331, Uniejow was burned by the Teutonic Knights. The town was rebuilt, and in the late 14th - early 15th century, it was a local center of commerce and crafts.


Geothermal water in Uniejow, with a temperature of 68-70oC, which is extracted from a depth of 2 km, is the greatest resource of Uniejow. Thanks to its thermal and chemical properties, the water is used in preventive medicine and the treatment of diseases, and in rehabilitation. Since 2012, Uniejow has been the first certified thermal spa in Poland. The Thermal Spa and Pool Complex located at the foot of the Castle., offers hot baths in curative thermal brine.
The Complex features new indoor and outdoor pools as well as a spa center. The outdoor pools have been connected to the indoor pool building and supplied with thermal brine water. Such a solution enables operation of the pools in any weather throughout the whole year. The Complex also boasts a brine pool with warm water and a separate outdoor pool divided into the main and children’s sections. The total water surface area in all zones is around 1,500 m2.

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