Leżajsk (full name [ˈlɛʐai̯sk] The Free Royal Town of Leżajsk, Polish: Wolne Królewskie Miasto Leżajsk; Ukrainian: Лежайськ, Lezhais’k; Yiddish: ליזשענסק-) is a town in southeastern Lizhensk Poland with 14,127 inhabitants (02.06.2009). It has been situated in the [1 ] Subcarpathian Voivodship since 1999 and is the capital of Leżajsk County.
Leżajsk is famed for its
Bernadine basilica and monastery, built by the architect Antonio Pellacini. The basilica contains a highly regarded pipe organ from the second half of the 17th century and organ recitals take place there. It stands as one of the Polish National Historic Monuments ( Pomnik historii), as designated April 20, 2005, and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.
Leżajsk is also home of the
Leżajsk brewery. The Jewish cemetery in Leżajsk is a place of pilgrimage for Jews from all over the world, who come to visit the tomb of Elimelech, the great 18th century Hasidic Rebbe. The town is crossed by a forest creek, [2 ] ‘Jagoda’.
Historical Sites [ edit ]
Leżajsk's historical sites include [ edit ]
The Holy Trinity and All Saints' Parish Church
The Bernardine Order Monastery and Church Complex
The Former Greek Catholic Parish Church under the invocation of Holy Virgin's Rest, currently known as the Succursal Roman Catholic Church
The Jewish Cemetery at Górna Street, established in the 18th century. In the cemetery is the tomb of Rabbi
Elimelech Weissblum. The Town Hall, 1 Rynek Street
The Arsenal, Furgalskiego Street, the 19th century
The Municipal Public Library. The library was erected before 1914 as a social and culture club of the "Proświta" Ukrainian Association, and has functioned as the library since 1956.
The Former Palace, 4 Furgalskiego Street
Notable people [ edit ]
Rabbi Elimelech Weisblum (1717–1787), one of the Hasidic movement's founding Rebbes. Prof.
Janusz Dolny, b. December 3, 1927, a Polish pianist and composer, was born in Kurylówka, a village in the province of Leżajsk; He studied music at Konserwatorium Krakowskie im. Witolda Lutoslawskiego in Kraków and lives in Kraków. Count
Jan Potocki (1761–1815), capitan, engineer of the Crown Army, ethnologist, Egyptologist, linguist, and author.
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Coordinates: 50°16′N 22°25′E / 50.267°N 22.417°E