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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:…
Polish in Krynica

Pod Zieloną Górką

This atmospheric old-style pub is divided into two sections: an informal family-friendly part with picnic tables on one end, and a slightly more upscale dining area with wood-beamed ceilings, lace tablecloths and be…
Italian in Muszyna

Pizzera & Restauracja Rzym

What looks like an unassuming pizzeria on the outside is actually a pretty good all-around restaurant, with Polish dishes like pierogi and potato pancakes, as well as more demanding chicken, beef and fish dishes. Mu…
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…
Cafe in Muszyna

Szarlotka

Old-fashioned cafe and ice cream parlor that's been going strong since 1963. They have fabulous ice-cream sundaes, homemade pies and cookies, as well blocks of white and dark chocolate. The dining area has a faintly…
Polish in Nowy Sącz

Restauracja Ratuszowa

This restaurant below the Town Hall specialises in pierogi and has an impressive range indeed, including some stuffed with nettles, buckwheat groats and black pudding for the especially daring. Eat outdoors behind t…
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…