St. Martin's Collegiate Church, Opatów, a Romanesque church from the second half of the 12th century
Warsaw Gate and remains of a defensive wall
Town hall from the turn of the 16th and 17th century
Market in Opatów, 19th-century painting by Jan Feliks Piwarski
Silver Tora Crowns and Jewish ceremonial objects from Opatów Synagogue lost in the Holocaust
Remnants of Jewish cemetery

Town in southeastern Poland, within Opatów County in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (Holy Cross Province).

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Opatów County

Unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, south-central Poland.

Its administrative seat and largest town is Opatów, which lies 58 km east of the regional capital Kielce.

Sandomierz Voivodeship

Unit of administration and local government in Poland from the 14th century to the partitions of Poland in 1772–1795.

Sandomierz Voivodeship in
the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1635.
Sandomierz Voivodeship in
the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1635.

Local sejmiks took place at Opatow, at which seven deputies to the Sejm were elected, as well as two deputies to the Lesser Poland Tribunal in Lublin (...)

Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

City in southeastern Poland, in the historical region of Lesser Poland, with approximately 70,000 residents.

Statue of Saint Florian in Denków
Post office building
Monument to the Victims of the Katyn massacre with the former Fabryczny Hotel in the background
College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Sports City Stadium "KSZO"

Its northern districts are located in the Iłża Foothills, while southern part belongs to the Opatów Upland.

Witold Gombrowicz

Polish writer and playwright.

Passport photo, 1939
Gombrowicz's grave in Vence
Cover of 1938 edition of Ferdydurke
Memorial plaque at the Gombrowicz's Warsaw home (1935–39)

Gombrowicz was born in Małoszyce near Opatów, then in Radom Governorate, Congress Poland, Russian Empire, to a wealthy gentry family.


One of various local parliaments in the history of Poland and history of Lithuania.

Sejmik in a church, by Jean-Pierre Norblin de La Gourdaine (1745–1830)
Nobility fighting at a sejmik, Jean-Pierre Norblin de La Gourdaine

Opatów (for Sandomierz Voivodeship), six envoys elected,

European route E371

Part of the United Nations international E-road network.

European route E 371 in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski (Opatowska Street)

: Radom – Iłża – Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski – Opatów – Tarnobrzeg – Rzeszów

Yechezkel Landau

Influential authority in halakha (Jewish law).

Landau was born in Opatów, Poland, to a family that traced its lineage back to Rashi, and attended yeshiva at Ludmir and Brody.

Lesser Poland

Historical region situated in southern and south-eastern Poland.

Wawel Castle in Kraków
Old Town in Lublin
Mannerist architecture in Tarnów
The Lesser Poland Province of the Polish Crown in the widest sense – with Red Ruthenia, Podlachia, Podolia and Kiev
Palm Sunday in Lipnica Murowana.
The 1507 Lesser Poland and Red Ruthenia Map (Polonia Minor, Russia) by Martin Waldseemüller
Kazimierz Dolny on the right bank of the Vistula river.
Pieniny National Park
Będzin Castle, which guarded the western border of Lesser Poland
Kozłówka Palace
Palatial residence in Kurozwęki
Pieskowa Skała
Members of the regional Folk Group of Wilamowice "Cepelia Fil Wilamowice"
Lachy Sądeckie are a group of ethnic Poles who live in southern Lesser Poland
Broad Gauge Metallurgy Line
Czarny Staw (Black Pond) in the High Tatras
Nowy Wiśnicz
Baranów Sandomierski
Vistula in Sandomierz
"Peasant war" by Jan Lewicki (1795–1871)
In the 19th century, Kraków's Jagiellonian University was a major center of Polish science and culture
Gorals from Beskidy
Castle of Bobolice
Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Pope John Paul II was born in Wadowice, Lesser Poland, in 1920
Soldiers of Holy Cross Mountains Brigade in parade 1945
A fire engine made by FSC Star in Lesser Poland's Starachowice
Boundary between Lesser Poland and Upper Silesia (red line) on the territory of current Silesian Voivodeship
Kraków is the capital of Lesser Poland
Lublin, the second-largest city of Lesser Poland
Częstochowa, the third-largest city of Lesser Poland
Radom, the fourth-largest city of Lesser Poland
Sosnowiec, the fifth-largest city of Lesser Poland
Folklore group in Podhale costume, Bukowina Tatrzańska, Lesser Poland, 2016
Polish flat soda bread (known as Proziaki in podkarpacie)
KS Cracovia on Independence Day 2019
A map of Polish dialects. The area where Lesser Poland's dialect is spoken is marked in orange.

Among the biggest battles which took place in Lesser Poland there are: Battle of Szydłowiec (23 January 1863); Battle of Miechów (17 February 1863); Battle of Małogoszcz (24 February 1863); Battle of Staszów (17 February 1863); Battle of Pieskowa Skała (4 March 1863); two Battles of Opatów (25 November 1863, 21 February 1864).

St. Martin's Collegiate Church, Opatów

Interior, Church of St. Martin

The Collegiate church of Saint Martin in Opatow is the Romanesque church of Saint Martin of Tours placed in Opatów, in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship in Poland.

Yisroel Hopstein

The founder of Kozhnitz Hasidism, and a noted hasidic leader in Poland during the late 18th and early 19th century.


Hopstein was born in Opatów, to his father, Shabbetai, who was at an advanced age, after having received a blessing from the Baal Shem Tov.