by Józef Hertel
From the picturesqe forest of Obory, between the rivers
Jeziorka and Wierzbna, in 1897 arises a new, sub-capital
settlement - a place for summer recreation for the citizens
The founder is count Witold Skórzewski, a son of the contemporary
owner of Obory - countess Maria Grzymała-Potulicka.
At first, as a commemoration for his mother, the settlement
was called Konstancja. Many famous specialists added their
work in the process - architects, engineers, bulders of
That way, on the edge of 19th and 20th century stylish mansions,
villas and small palaces were built in the area.
As time went, due to the exceptionall healthy features of
the city and its comfort it was given the status of a spa.