Top things to do in Nowy Sącz

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…
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…
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…
Cafe in Nowy Sącz

Strauss Café

Beautiful throwback cafe on the Rynek harks back to the 19th century and the Austrian occupation, complete with sepia-tone photos of Emperor Franz Joseph on the walls and lavish neoclassical interior elements, chand…
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. …
Italian in Nowy Sącz

Trattoria Da Sandro

A narrow alleyway south of the Rynek hides a beautiful, modern Italian restaurant, tucked away in a brightly lit cellar space. Serves up the city's best pizzas, along with a full range of pasta dishes, grilled meats…
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. …