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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…
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…
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 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…
Polish in Krosno


The best of several similarly nondescript Polish and pizza joints that line the Rynek. The kitchen is more ambitious here, adding a few steaks and even a serious attempt at a hamburger (23zł). Dine on the terrace in…
Cafe in Krosno

Klubokawiarnia Ferment

A little hipster haunt on a small side street just off the northwestern corner of the Rynek. Great coffee, Hungarian wines, cocktails and small snacks, all served up in a colourful, airy, modern space that occasiona…
Glass in Krosno

Glass Studio Habrat

Colourful plates, glasses, vases and decorative glassware, reflecting the often-playful, absurd and abstract styles pioneered at the Krosno glassworks.