Castle of the Mazovian Dukes in Rawa Mazowiecka
Niwna is located in the north-eastern part of the Lodzkie Voivodeship on the Łowicko-Błońska Plain. It is only a few minutes from Rawa Mazowiecka, where the ruins of the Mazovian princes’ castle are located. Although only a part of the building survived to this day, it is worth seeing the remains of a Gothic fortress from the Middle Ages. The castle itself played once a defensive function, and later became the seat of the Rawskie Principality. During the summer time you can visit the reconstructed tower and watch the exhibits found during archaeological excavations carried out on the ruins.
A worthy recommendation is the artificial lagoon called “Tatar”, created in the 1980s. It is part of the Complex of Sport and Recreation Center in Rawa Mazowiecka and is divided into two parts. One of them is a nature reserve of 18 hectares, and the other part – 55 hectares are fully recreational and can be used by the locals and tourists coming to the city. Kayaking, canoeing and water biking are at the guests’ disposal, as well as a guarded swimming pool with a nearby beach. Forested area of the reservoir encourages walking or cycling in the open air. The “Tatar” lagoon is an ideal place to spend time not only during the summer season.
Aquarium Fitness Center Rawa
When the outdoor aura is bad, you can go into the indoor pool at Aquarium Fitness Center Rawa. The swimming pool offers the use of a fitness room or a gym. Relax in the SPA, in the sauna or in the salt bath and the salt cave. In the winter there is also a covered ice skating rink for recreational skaters. Aquarium Fitness Center Rawa is a place where both adults and children will find the right entertainment.
Narrow-gauge railway of Rogów – Rawa – Biała
An interesting attraction in Rawa Mazowiecka is the narrow gauge railway linking Rogów with Rawa Mazowiecka and Białka Rawska. Created by the German army the railway initially served at the means of transport for wounded and to supply soldiers in food, weapons or ammunition. After the end of World War I the railway served many years for PKP. Today is a valuable railway monument and the only narrow gauge railway in the Lodz province. The rolling stock includes locomotives and motor coaches, freight wagons and special vehicles such as snow plows and draisines.
Arboretum in Rogów
Spending time in nature can be interesting in Arboretum, which is located in Rogów next to Brzeziny town. In this extraordinary garden you can admire collections of unusual species of trees and bushes from distant corners of the world. It is a part of the Forest Experimental Station of the Main School of Rural Economy in Rogów. In addition to the dendrological garden there is also Alpinarium and forest experimental areas. The Arboretum contains valuable woodland collections, greenhouse collections with a rich collection of tropical plants and many interesting species of plants from the mountainous areas.
Dinopark in Kołacinek
Listening the attractions of the Lodz region we cannot fail to mention the place addressed typically for the youngest children, the Dinopark. This extraordinary Jurassic-Botanic Park is located in Kołacinek near Brzeziny and offers many unusual attractions that can surprise not only children. In the area of Dinopark we can admire the natural size of dinosaur models living in the Mesozoic era. In this extraordinary world of ancient creatures, you can be guided Through the fascinating life that took place millions of years ago. In addition to the area with prehistoric figurines of animals from the past years, there are also Folwark Kołaciński, playgrounds and sandpits in which the model of a giant dinosaur was buried. The youngest children are especially interested in the Bajkowa Path, where you can meet characters from their favorite fairy tales and stories. Due to the numerous attractions, the time spent in Dinopark is sure to be a success!