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Top Choice Museum in Krosno

Centre of Glass Heritage

Krosno's newest attraction is this exhibition centre that highlights the town's important role as Poland's glass-working capital. The family-friendly attraction, signposted in English, tells the story of a century o…
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U Becza

This handsome cafe and restaurant occupies a historic townhouse on the main square. It's completely unassuming from outside, so the period interior with wood-beamed ceilings and lace tablecloths comes as a total sur…
Top Choice Polish in Krosno

Restauracja Buda

This family-run restaurant, 2km southwest of the Rynek, is easily the best restaurant in Krosno. Excellent traditional Polish cooking with a modern touch – such as roast pork with plum sauce and walnuts – in a refin…
Museum in Krosno

Museum of the Oil & Gas Industry

The village of Bóbrka, 17km southwest of Krosno, is the cradle of the Polish oil industry. It was here in 1854 that the world’s first oil well was sunk by Ignacy Łukasiewicz, inventor of the paraffin lamp. These day…
Church in Krosno

Franciscan Church of the Holy Cross

A few steps southeast of the Rynek is the large 15th-century Franciscan church, today filled with neo-Gothic furnishings. The showpiece here is the Oświęcim Family Chapel (Kaplica Oświęcimów), just to the left as yo…
Church in Krosno

Church of the Assumption of Mary

Located In the village of Haczów (hah-choof), 16km east of Krosno and accessible by bus, this is considered the largest timber Gothic church in Europe and is a Unesco World Heritage site. The church was built in the…
Church in Biecz

Corpus Christi Parish Church

The town's monumental parish church is located 100m west of the Rynek. This mighty Gothic brick structure, evidence of the town’s erstwhile affluence, dates from the 15th century. Inside, the chancel (the area surro…
Museum in Krosno

Craft Museum

Directly opposite the Subcarpathian Museum, about 200m north of the Rynek, is the Craft Museum, featuring ethnographic displays related to such local crafts and trades as clockmaking, weaving, saddlery and even hair…
Museum in Biecz

House with a Tower

This branch of the Biecz Regional Museum occupies what's called the 'House with a Tower', a 16th-century structure with, yes, an impressive tower. Take a peek inside to the complete contents of an ancient pharmacy, …
Museum in Krosno

Subcarpathian Museum

Just opposite the Craft Museum and around 200m north of the Rynek is this regional history museum, housed in the 15th-century former Bishops’ Palace. The museum has interesting historical, archaeological and art sec…