Where to go further?

Zakopane

– situated in the South of Poland, at the foot of the Tatras. Its main attractions are the mountains and the landscapes protected within the Tatra National Park. The mountains provide many opportunities to walk and hike. This is one of the few areas that still preserves old customs, where people still wear folk costumes, play original folk music and carve wood. The local wooden architecture is extremely attractive.

Where to go in particular? Morskie Oko – a beautiful lake surrounded by high mountain peaks; Chochołów – a village where people scrub the outside and inside of their old wooden houses at least twice a year. 35 miles from Zakopane, there is the Pieniny mountain range, the ruins of Czorsztyn castle, and a reservoir in the mountains. One can visit a wooden church from the 15th century with magnificent wall paintings, one of Poland’s best preserved 15th - century castles in Niedzica, and go for rafting along the extremely picturesque Dunajec river gorge (not white water rafting at all, it is, in fact, a rather pleasant and relaxing experience ).

Rzeszow

– is a town with over 650 years of tradition. One should see the town square and its town hall. In Łańcut, which is 12 miles away, there is a huge 17th-century castle surrounded by a beautiful park. In the castle, there are many beautiful and well-preserved interiors. This aristocratic residence, now a museum, has a collection of carriages considered one of the best in Europe. This region has two other pearls of the Polish Renaissance – the castle in Baranów Sandomierski (55 miles northwest) and Krasiczyn (67 miles southeast). The Podkarpacki region has many valuable examples of wooden architecture, sacral in particular. In the biggest open-air museum in Sanok, there is a rich collection of icons. The southern part of the region is completed by the Beskid Niski and Bieszczady mountains with their spectacular landscapes and pure nature.

Kielce

for about 6 centuries, the life of Kielce concentrated around the summer residenceof the Cracovian bishops, and therefore the town’s main historical buildings are the bishops’ palace and the cathedral. The exhibition in the palace comprises a collection of Polish paintings and a museum of palace interiors. One of the town’s attractions is especially interesting for the youngest – a toy museum, the biggest in Poland (it has over 10,000 items). 10 miles to the South, there is Poland’s most famous cave - named Paradise (Raj). Driving to the East, one should stop at the Holy Cross mount, where there is a Benedictine monastery, the mysterious ruins of Poland’s one-time largest castle – Krzyżtopór in Ujazd, and finish up in Sandomierz, a town where many valuable monuments, residences, museums, shrines are concentrated. One of Sandomierz’s major attractions is its underground tourist route.

Częstochowa

thanks to the Pauline monastery housing the holy icon the Black Madonna. The tradition of making pilgrimage there dates back to 1382, when the monastery was established. Czestochowa is an international phenomenon. It is worthwhile visiting and seeing for yourself the spiritual heart of Poland.
 

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