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Sanatorium "Książę Józef" in Nałęczów.
Sanatorium "Książę Józef" in Nałęczów.
Coat of arms of Nałęczów
Coat of arms
Nałęczów is located in Poland
Coordinates: 51°17′N 22°13′E / 51.283°N 22.217°E / 51.283; 22.217
Country Poland
Founded8th or 9th century
 • MayorAndrzej Ćwiek
 • Total13.82 km2 (5.34 sq mi)
Elevation212 m (696 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total4,243
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code24-140, 24-150
Car platesLPU

Nałęczów [naˈwɛnt͡ʂuf] is a spa town (population 4,800) situated on the Nałęczów Plateau in Poland's Lublin Province. In the 18th century, the discovery there of healing waters initiated the development of a health resort; the main treatments are for circulatory disorders. Nałęczów belongs to Lesser Poland.

Notable landmarks include the 18th-century baroque-classicist Małachowski Palace (1771–73, since remodeled) and a park and resort complex dating from the 18th-19th centuries.

Nałęczów was the favorite vacationing place of novelist Bolesław Prus for three decades from 1882 till his death in 1912. It features museums devoted to Prus and to novelist Stefan Żeromski, a fellow frequent visitor whose literary career Prus generously furthered.

The local Jewish population was 250-400 Jews in 1939. In the spring of 1942, Nałęczów was used as a transfer point by the occupying Germans, who herded area Jews onto cattle rail cars, to be transported to both Bełżec and Sobibor death camps. The Jewish community ceased to exist[1].

Sister cities are: Berlin-Steglitz (GER), Nyircsad (HUN), Trencianske Teplice (SVK), Longueau (FRA) and Siergieyevka (UKR).

Landmarks of Nałeczów
Bolesław Prus sculpture, outside the Museum dedicated to the author in the Małachowski Palace.


  1. ^ "Virtual Sztetl" (in Polish). 2018-07-21.

Coordinates: 51°17′10″N 22°13′00″E / 51.28611°N 22.21667°E / 51.28611; 22.21667