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Zelazowa Wola


Zelazowa Wola is a small village on the Utrata River, picturesquely located among the meadows around 50 km west of Warsaw. It was here that in 1810, Fryderyk Chopin - the world famous composer was born. The manor courtyard, often called "Chopin's Manor", in which he was born, is now a museum, with portraits of the composer and his family as well as furniture from the time of his birth. The park surrounding the manor house in one of the most beautiful in Poland, and wasn't created until the inter-war period. It has an area of 7 hectares and has around 500 different types of trees and bushes, resembling a botanical garden. The Utrata River, which flows through the park, adds to the unique landscape. As it is the birthplace of such a composer, his music lives on. On the first Sunday of May, the summer piano concert series begins and lasts until the last Sunday of September. Since 1954, many Polish as well as foreign artists have taken part in the piano recitals, including many laureates of the Miedzynarodowy Konkurs Pianistyczny im. Fryderyka Chopina) The Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition).

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