Out of town

Wieliczka

– a town situated close by whose salt mines are considered one of the wonders of the world. It was entered on the World Cultural Heritage list in 1978 by UNESCO. The tourist route on three levels of the mine covers around half a mile of corridors, 20 chambers carved in salt, all at a depth from 200 to 400 feet. St. Kinga’s Chapel is a breathtaking place – a church where everything is made of salt – crystal chandeliers, altars, sculptures and floor paving carved in the salt layer.

Auschwitz-Birkenau

– the world’s most famous cemetery and location of Genocide from World War II. Established by the Nazis in 1940 as a concentration camp for Polish political prisoners, it later become the site of the extermination of 1.5 million Jews, Poles, Gypsies, Russians and others. A visit to the museum starts with a short 15 min. documentary film made by the Soviet army liberating Auschwitz. The exhibition consists of prisoners’ blocks, gas chambers and crematorium, which have been preserved since the time of the camp’s operation.

Pieskowa Skała

– a fortified Renaissance castle, part of the Eagles’ Nests fortification system. It is situated on top of a limestone hill overlooking a picturesque river valley in the middle of the Ojcowski National Park. In the castle, there is an exhibition which is part of the Wawel collection.


Wadowice and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

– Wadowice is the birthplace of Pope John Paul II. In the family flat, there is a museum. The house is located next to the church where Karol Wojtyła was christened. In nearby Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, there is an amazing Bernardine church, monastery and a whole complex of chapels and shrines. During Holy Week, there is a performance of the Passion.

Małopolska Castles (Niepołomice, Nowy Wiśnicz, Dębno)

– on the way to Rzeszów one can visit three castles – Niepołomice, the Renaissance summer residence of Polish kings, a stunning fortress in Nowy Wiśnicz, a private property now, the house of Lubomirski princes, and the late Gothic castle in Dębno. This route is extremely picturesque and rich in old, beautiful churches and buildings.
 

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