Attractions

Spring in Krynica

Main Pump Room

This modern structure on the main promenade (ul Nowotarskiego) looks more like a retro-futuristic airport terminal than a spa colonnade. Still, it’s the main game in town when it comes to taking the cure. Select fro…
Museum in Nowy Sącz

Sącz Ethnographic Park

About 3.5km southeast of the centre, Sącz Ethnographic Park is one of the largest and best skansens in the country. Houses and other buildings typical of several ethnic cultures from the Carpathian Mountains and foo…
Museum in Nowy Sącz

Synagogue

For centuries Jews lived in the area north of the Rynek. This is also the area where the Germans built their wartime Jewish ghetto, before shipping 25,000 residents to extermination camps in 1942. Not much of the co…
Church in Stary Sącz

Church of the Poor Clares

The Church of the Poor Clares was where Stary Sącz was born. It was originally Gothic and completed in 1332, though it was later given opulent baroque fittings. The traces of its creator, Kinga, are clearly visible:…
Museum in Nowy Sącz

Gothic House

The 15th-century Gothic building houses the district museum. The museum is dedicated to religious art, with naive religious paintings and folk-art woodcarvings collected from rural churches and roadside chapels thro…
Church in Nowy Sącz

Collegiate Church of St Margaret

This church, a block east of the Rynek, dates back to the 14th century but has undergone many changes since then. The small 15th-century image of Christ on the Renaissance main altar suggests a Byzantine influence. …
Church in Stary Sącz

Parish Church of St Elizabeth of Hungary

The Parish Church of St Elizabeth of Hungary is two blocks south of the Rynek and dates from the town’s 13th-century beginnings. It's been altered considerably over the years, particularly in the 17th and 18th centu…
Ruins in Nowy Sącz

Royal Castle

The remains of the royal castle, built by Kazimierz III Wielki in the 1350s, stand along the river about 300m north of the Rynek. The castle was in use till the early 17th century, when a fire destroyed much of it. …
Cemetery in Nowy Sącz

Jewish Cemetery

Around 500m north of the Old Town on the other side of the Kamienica River is the former Jewish cemetery. It contains a couple of hundred derelict headstones amid overgrown grass. During WWII it was the site of mass…