Coordinates : 50°03.17′N 19°53.37′E / 50.05283°N 19.88950°E / 50.05283; 19.88950 Kościuszko Mound (2006)
KOśCIUSZKO MOUND (Polish : kopiec Kościuszki) in
The construction of Kościuszko
Mound was financed by donations from
Poles living in all territories of
Between 1850 and 1854, the Austrian authorities built a brick citadel
Mound and began using it as a strategic lookout. As
compensation for an earlier historical church that had been
demolished, a neo-Gothic chapel of Blessed Bronisława was also built.
However, the Austrian fortifications, including the gateway and the
southwestern rampart and entrenchment were eventually dismantled
World War II
Next to the Mound there is a museum devoted to Kościuszko, that displays artifacts and mementoes of his life and achievements. In 1997, heavy rains eroded the Mound, thus threatening its existence. It went through a restoration process from 1999 till 2003 in which state-of-the-art technology and modern materials were used. The Mound was equipped with a drainage system and a new waterproofing membrane.
Mound inspired Count
Paul Strzelecki , Polish patriot and
Australian explorer, to name the highest mountain in
* 1 Gallery * 2 See also * 3 Notes * 4 References
Kościuszko Mound, Kraków . Note the visitors in the foreground for actual scale. *
View of Kościuszko Mound, with Bronisława Chapel at its foot. *
From the top. *
View from the top Kościuszko's Mound.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to KOśCIUSZKO MOUND .
* ^ Mt Kosciuszko. Australian Geographical Name Derivations..
* The mound of Tadeusz Kościuszko at the official website of the city of Kraków * History of the Kościuszko Mound at Kościuszko Mound Homepage, Kraków * Repairing of the Kościuszko Mound. An unconventional civil engineering project. Page archived by Internet Archive Wayback Machine * Lives and Deeds of Foreign-born Heroes of the American Revolution, The United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, 107th Congress of the United States of America, July 4, 2002. Pg. 35. (PDF 2.5 MB)
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