Heart of the spa town with historic buildings and rich tradition

Dietl Square in Iwonicz-Zdrój

The centre of cultural and social life of Iwonicz-Zdrój, a small but well-known spa town in the Low Beskids, is Dietl Square. Józef Dietl was a Polish-Austrian doctor, professor at the Jagiellonian University, who as the president of Kraków made many improvements and raised the hygienic standards of the city. As a professor, he developed and popularised spas in Galicia. The square is surrounded by beautiful Neoclassical brick and wooden buildings, which can be associated with the Swiss spa style. In the north-eastern corner, there is the old, luxurious Bazar Hotel, built in the 1870s, with a clock tower. Opposite stands the Old Palace, an equally beautiful brick building. Also attractive is the Bathhouse building, reminiscent of Turkish baths with arcades, as well as the Neoclassical building of the Old Baths, designed in an almost Roman style.

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