Must-see attractions in Małopolska

  • Museum of Iron Ore Mining

    The Kraków−Częstochowa Upland

    This early-20th-century park pavilion is part of the Częstochowa Museum and holds a permanent exhibition on iron-ore mining. Visitors descend underground…

  • Opatów Gate

    Małopolska

    The main entrance to the Old Town, and the only surviving gate of the four originally built, is 14th-century Opatów Gate. You can climb to the viewing…

  • Royal Castle & Regional Museum

    Małopolska

    The Royal Castle was built in the 14th century on the site of a previous wooden stronghold and was gradually extended during the next three centuries. It…

  • Vistula River Museum

    Małopolska

    The main branch of the museum has a great model showing how Kazimierz Dolny looked in 1910. There's a good bookstore with local history and art books…

  • Town Hall

    Małopolska

    Sandomierz's town hall was built in the 14th century and is the oldest building on the Rynek; the white clock tower was added in the 17th century and the…

  • Religious Art Museum

    Małopolska

    Behind the church is the former vicarage from the 1610s with its splendid ornate doorway. The Religious Art Museum features a collection of sacred art…

  • Natural History Museum

    Małopolska

    Another branch of the Vistula River Museum, the natural history museum is housed near the river in a massive 1591 granary. Due to reopen in 2019 after…

  • Bell Tower

    The Kraków−Częstochowa Upland

    At 106m, this is the tallest historic church tower in Poland and offers views over the monastery complex and the expanse of al NMP. With many fallen…

  • Museum for Intercultural Dialogue

    Małopolska

    This small, uplifting museum is dedicated to global efforts to promote peace and dialogue across cultural and ethnic groups. The museum also holds…

  • Museum of Toys & Play

    Małopolska

    This fun-filled museum offers the chance to reminisce about toys you forgot you wanted. The room full of frogs somehow makes sense when you’re there…

  • Henryk Sienkiewicz Monument

    Małopolska

    This monument to the Polish writer and Nobel Prize winner Henryk Sienkiewicz marks the eastern end of pedestrianised ul Sienkiewicza.

  • Gdańsk House

    Małopolska

    The baroque-style Gdańsk House, dating from 1795, is one of the most architecturally important buildings on the city's main square.

  • Monastery Entrance

    The Kraków−Częstochowa Upland

    The main entrance to the Paulite Monastery of Jasna Góra.

  • St Mary’s Basilica

    Małopolska

    The hill in the middle of Chełm is crowned with the white St Mary’s Basilica. The late-baroque basilica was rebuilt in the mid-18th century on the site of…

  • Old Lublin Gate

    Małopolska

    This former gate into the Old Town is a partly ruined brick structure. After its construction in 1588 it was walled up in 1604 to commemorate a victorious…

  • Franciscan Church

    Małopolska

    Built between 1637 and 1655, this church was reputedly one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Poland. In 1784, the Austrian Empire abolished the…

  • King Łokietek Cave

    The Kraków−Częstochowa Upland

    Stretching over 270m through several passages, Łokietek Cave is accessible from the black trail heading south from Ojców Castle and can be visited on a 30…

  • 600th Anniversary Museum

    The Kraków−Częstochowa Upland

    This small museum contains fascinating artefacts, including the founding documents of Jasna Góra from 1382 and a cross made from the steel of the rubble…

  • St Wenceslaus Church

    Małopolska

    The most significant relic of Radom’s earliest years is St Wenceslaus Church in what was once Radom's Old Town Square. Built originally in the 13th…

  • Świat Ojca Mateusza

    Małopolska

    Ojciec Mateusz (Father Matthew) is a long-running Polish TV serial about a mystery-solving priest. Set in Sandomierz, some exterior scenes are shot in…

  • Zamoyski Palace

    Małopolska

    This former palace (closed to the public) was the main residence of Jan Zamoyski, and dates from 1586. It was built in accordance with Bernardo Morando’s…

  • Chapel on the Water

    Małopolska

    Just near the Roztocze National Park Visitor Centre is this small chapel, St John of Nepomuk, the only significant structure remaining from the Zamoyski’s…

  • Watchtower

    Małopolska

    The watchtower, 100m uphill from the castle, dates from the end of the 13th century and is one of the oldest defensive structures of its kind in the…

  • Academy Zamoyski

    Małopolska

    The academy was founded in 1595 by Jan Zamoyski as the third Polish centre of higher education at the time – after universities in Kraków and Vilnius. For…

  • Bell Tower

    Małopolska

    You can climb this free-standing bell tower by the cathedral, though the terrace is not high enough to offer a bird’s-eye view of the Old Town. The…

  • Zwierzyniec Brewery

    Małopolska

    The local brewery is owned by national giant Perła. It makes popular Czech-style Zwierzyniec lager. Tours of the brewery, which is right on the lake,…

  • Laszczyk Manor House

    Małopolska

    The only 18th-century wooden mansion still standing in Kielce and considered one of the city's architectural treasures. Today it serves as the…

  • Church of St John the Baptist

    Małopolska

    The main parish church, the Church of St John the Baptist, was founded by Kazimierz III Wielki in 1360 and altered by numerous people up to the present…

  • Treasury

    The Kraków−Częstochowa Upland

    The 17th-century treasury contains votive offerings dating to the 15th century. Since the 17th century, records have been kept of gifts given to the…

  • Arsenal

    The Kraków−Częstochowa Upland

    The arsenal contains various military mementos, including spoils of battle, offerings from soldiers and an impressive collection of Turkish weapons from…

  • Częstochowa Museum

    The Kraków−Częstochowa Upland

    In the neoclassical town hall on al NMP, this museum contains paintings of Polish artists as well as extensive documentation detailing the history of…

  • Museum Educational Centre

    Małopolska

    Located near the entrance to Roztocze National Park, this centre has interesting displays of local flora and fauna. It's close to the park visitor centre.