Rzemień, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

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Fortification in Rzemień
Fortification in Rzemień
Rzemień is located in Poland
Coordinates: 50°13′N 21°31′E / 50.217°N 21.517°E / 50.217; 21.517
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPOL województwo podkarpackie flag.svg Subcarpathian
CountyPOL powiat mielecki flag.svg Mielec
GminaPOL gmina Przeclaw COA.svg Przecław

Rzemień [ˈʐɛmjɛɲ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Przecław, within Mielec County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) north-east of Przecław, 10 km (6 mi) south-east of Mielec, and 41 km (25 mi) north-west of the regional capital Rzeszów.[1] Rzemień is situated in the valley of the Wisłoka River. It has a large windmill and a large park in which stands an interesting example of early fortification, a tall square building, with 2 meter thick walls.[2][3]


Sign providing information about the history of Rzemień (in Polish)

The fortification is said to have been built by Stanisław Tarnowski in 1526.[2][3] A manuscript (Document N°. 1826), by the Reverend Franciszek Siarczyński in the Ossolineum library, in Wrocław, Poland records that this village belonged a family called ‘Ocieski’, who were major landowners in the area (also owning Ocieka and Wola Ociecka).[3][4] In 1616 the castle fortification ownership passed to the noble family of ‘Lubomirski’,[5] who in 1620-1640 modernised it with the most up-to-date defences.[2][3][5]



  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)". Flag of Poland.svg(in Polish). Retrieved 2008-10-23.
  2. ^ a b c Kłos, Stanisław. "Wojewodztwo Rzeszowskie Przewodnik", page 177 © Sport i Turystyka, 1969.
  3. ^ a b c d "Zamki w Polsce - RZEMIEŃ - zamkiobronne.pl" (in Polish). www.zamkiobronne.pl. Retrieved 2010-01-09.
  4. ^ "Slownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego". - Warsaw (1886, vol. 7, page 370) Flag of Poland.svg(in Polish). Retrieved 2008-09-18.
  5. ^ a b "Tarnow region - the polish hotspot". www.go-tarnow.com. Archived from the original on November 16, 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-09.

Coordinates: 50°13′N 21°31′E / 50.217°N 21.517°E / 50.217; 21.517