Rydzewo aerial view
Rydzewo (which is located at a distance of approximately 16 km to the south of Giżycko) is a characteristic beading among the localities on the map of the Great Masurian Lakes. This village is surrounded by forests and it is far away from the noise of the city. It is provides ideal leisure for people who enjoy spending time in the bosom of nature. The wonderful climate and landscape of this region allow tourists and visitors to practice all forms of active tourism.
Rydzewo is equipped with excellent accommodation and catering options. Here the tourist will find beauty spots and quiet health corners. In its numerous ports, one may moor, eat good food and spend the night. In the Middle Ages the land, on which this village is located, was occupied by the tribe of Galindians, which had built its powerful city in Staświny.

This locality is the oldest settlement in the western part of the present commune of Miłki, which was founded in 1571. A legend about a pillory, which was placed in the vicinity of the church in 17th century, is connected with Rydzewo. The existence of the pillory of Rydzewo is confirmed by the punishments inflicted in 1666 upon the inhabitants of this village for ”godlessness” and for ”secret love relations with a certain Kaczmarczyk”.

Rydzewo aerial view
The historic church of Rydzewo is a monument with mixed gothic and baroque features, which was erected on a rectangular plan. This temple was built in the years 1579 – 1591. One of the valuable elements of the interior decoration of this church consists in wooden doors from 16th century leading to the sacristy. A pulpit from 1630 is another valuable element of the interior decorations dating back to 17th century. This church was renovated in 1961.
Rydzewo is also associated with the very beautiful, winding rivers Krutynia and Sapina as well as with numerous landscape parks, which are home for wild fowl and game.

This village, which is surrounded by the marvellous wildlife of forests and lakes, is transformed in the summer season into a real Masurian Riviera!

Rydzewo aerial view
Rydzewo aerial view
Rydzewo aerial view
Rydzewo aerial view
Rydzewo aerial view


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