- Mysterious treasure. As they say, a miracle happened during the construction of this church… a mysterious miracle. One night, when there was not enough money to finish the construction, a great storm broke out and a cart with a treasure appeared inside the city walls. How could it happen? Nobody knows. However, besides gold, there was a letter inside the box. It informed about the purpose of the treasure for the construction of the church. The temple was built thanks to gold. Come to the church and admire its treasures.
Address: Plac Wolności, St. Paweł Church.
- Don’t touch the stone! There is a legend of the Stone of Misfortune. When you walk down ul. Jezuicka, next to Trinitarian Tower, be careful not to touch the stone lying there. It has been changing its location around Lublin for centuries and bears only misfortunes. The story started when one executioner beheaded an innocent man. It was just worse and worse later… animals died, houses burned, people lost their eyesight, powder magazines flew into the air, bombs exploded. It’s not a coincidence, is it? You’d better be careful and don’t touch the stone!
Address: corner of ul. Jezuicka and ul. Teodora Gruella, the Trinitarian Tower
- The most valuable relic in the world is a story about the Tree of the Holy Cross. Despite the fact that the relic was not to remain in Lublin permanently, it just happened. The horses of Bishop Andrzej, who were carrying it, didn’t want to leave the city, so the relic stayed with the Dominicans. People say that thanks to the Tree of the Holy Cross many miracles happened in Lublin. A little piece of the Tree of the Holy Cross has survived until today and it is kept in the Basilica of Dominicans. The rest has been stolen. But did it go beyond the walls of Lublin?
Address: Monastery of Dominicans
- The legend of the Devil’s sentence. The legend of Devil’s Paw is associated with the Crown Tribunal, located in the very centre of Lublin Old Town, and it’s probably the most famous urban story in Lublin. It’s about an unfair sentence passed in a dispute between a poor widow and a magnate, bribed judges, and the devil’s court. Look for traces of this legend in the paintings of the tenement house at Rynek 4 and in the National Museum in Lublin, where there is still a table with a burned devil’s paw. The spectacle at the multimedia fountain, “Devil’s Paw”, is worth seeing too.
Address: ul. Rynek 1. The Crown Tribunal.