Czwartek Hill is considered to be one of the earliest places of settlement in Lublin, dated to the turn of VI/VII century. In the X century saint patron of the settlement was st. Nicholas, patron of the merchants, both in Eastern and Western Christianity.
Legend says that the first temple here was founded by Mieszko I in 986. Present church of st. Nicholas was built in the first half of the XVI century, and renovated in the XVII century in the Lublin Renaissance style. The nave and chancel were roofed with a barrel vault decorated with stuccos, created by the Lublin mason Piotr Traversi. The Classicist façade, church turret, church-porch and the bell tower were added at the end of the XIX century. At the Baroque high altar dating from the second half of the XIX century stands a late-Renaissance statue of St. Nicholas – the patron saint of the church. The Rococo side altar was made for the Dominican church in Lublin in the mid-XVIII century in Sebastian Zeisel’s workshop in Puławy, but it was moved to St. Nicholas’ Church at the turn of the XX century. The oldest element of the interior is a XVII century wooden rood on a beam spanned under the chancel arch. The pulpit and the font were made at the beginning of the XX century in Wilhelm Hess’s Lublin scales factory.
The view from the Czwartek Hill covers the area of Podzamcze, the Old Town, and part of the city centre. It presents the silhouettes of the secular and sacred architectural objects that together create a multicultural mosaic of Lublin. From the view point next to the bell tower one can spot the Orthodox church, the castle with its tower and Holy Trinity Chapel, the Grodzka and Krakowska gates, Dominican friars church, Archcathedral, and the Trinitarian tower.