ENG - Manor house and stud farm in Solec
The history of Solec settlement
The first mention of the Solec estate dates back to the end of the 16th century. The name comes from the brine springs located here.
Some buildings of the manor-palace complex, such as the manor house, the remains of the park, farm buildings and residential outbuildings erected at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries can still be seen today.
Presently, the Tomasz Tura Horse Recreation Centre operates here and it makes the area available to the "Solec" People's Horse Riding Club in Bieruń.
Sobieski's Oak Tree
Sobieski's Oak Tree grows near the former manor farm in Barbórki Street. It is a 21m high pedunculate oak with a circumference of approx. 560 cm. The tradition says that it was planted in 1683 to commemorate the march of King John III Sobieski's troops through Upper Silesia.
Five truncated cone-shaped mine waste heaps are called the Paciorkowce Hills. They were created in the 1990s as the so called waste rock (coal mining waste) from the "Piast" coal mine was deposited there. Earlier in this area there were small ponds that looked like rosary beads [Polish “paciorki”] - hence their name.