park im. Jana Kochanowskiego
At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, in the eastern part of Bydgoszcz city center, the first foundations of the district were created, which today became the city’s cultural center. Blended into one of the most beautiful parks of the city, the district is the seat of the Polish Theater, Pomeranian Philharmonic, Musical School Complex and the Academy of Music. In 1973, at the initiative of the long-time director and builder of the Pomeranian Philharmonic Andrzej Szwalbe, the setting of monuments of outstanding Polish and foreign composers and virtuosos of classical music began in the vicinity of the philharmonic hall and the park of Jan Kochanowski. Currently, in the Musical Quarter, monuments and busts have, among others, Fryderyk Chopin, Ignacy Paderewski, Henryk Wieniawski, Karol Szymanowski, Stanisław Moniuszko, Piotr Czajkowski, Ludwik van Beethoven, Jan Sebastian Bach and Claude Debussy. One of the most unusual sculptures is “Łuczniczka” erected in 1960 – which became for Bydgoszcz the same symbol of the city as Lajkonik for Krakow … although undoubtedly beauty can not be compared.