Jerzy Popiełuszko was a son of this grounds, murdered by the authorities of Peoples Rupublick of Poland in 1984. Memorial was made as a tribute to the priest in 1991.
The legend of Białystok’s creation is connected to Biała river and a Lithuanian character of prince Diedymin, who ruled Lithuania in 1316-1341. If the legend is to be believed, the settlement in place of current city was created in 1320.
In 1920 on the balcony a proclamation of 17th republic was made by representatives of Temporary Revolutionary Committee announcing: “Manifesto to polish working people of cities and villages”.
During Second World War on 15 September 1939 Nazi forces entered Białystok. Since the German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 Białystok was a major hub for refugees from central Poland.
Average age of marriage for men was 25-29 and 20-25 for women. Normally groom was older or ever much older than his bride. Sometimes it happened that old man would stand beside his very young bride.
Jan Klemens Branicki was the owner of 12 towns, 257 villages and 17 palaces. In 1708 he left France came back to the coutry because of his father Stefan Mikołaj Branicki death.
It was a common tradition that before Turkish representative would have the first audience with the king he would have to officially visit Great Crown Hetman. Part of hetman responsibilities was to appoint osculation and military squad and to take care of the delegation’s spending and needs in the country.
If we want to feel the spirit of old times and know the region’s culture you only need to look closely through your car window on your way to Białowieża Forest. The beauty of wooden architecture of houses in villages and small towns is astonishing
Nearby Narew in Ordynki there is a hermitage which was created due to revelation that duke Iwan Wiśniowiecki experienced here in XVI. If we want to help our health and troubled nerves in a unconventional way, you should visit this place by some called magical.
The initiative to build hotel came from Russian and French financiers. Carl Ritz agreed to brand this undertaking with his name. At that time Ritz already had a network of similar hotels in Europe’s biggest cities. It was a synonym of luxury in hotel industry.