Regional Museum

Carpathian Mountains

This very worthwhile regional museum owes its existence to local shoemaker Józef Paszkiewicz, who amassed a collection of artefacts relating to the city and its craft guilds. Three years after his death in 1953, the collection was put on display in two rooms of the 'Dom na Dołkach', a handsome, historic townhouse on the market square. Now there are seven rooms of exhibits illuminating local customs, crafts and religious practice.

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1. Church of the Poor Clares

0.12 MILES

The Church of the Poor Clares was where Stary Sącz was born. Commenced in Gothic style in 1285 and completed in 1332, it later gained opulent baroque…

3. District Museum

4.58 MILES

Occupying a stately pre-WWI bank, the main branch of Nowy Sącz's regional museum features permanent exhibitions exploring the city in the early days of…

4. Gothic House

4.96 MILES

Built for canons of the nearby Collegiate Church in 1448, this broad-beamed brick townhouse now contains a branch of Nowy Sącz's regional museum…

5. Collegiate Church of St Margaret

4.97 MILES

Dating in its earliest parts to the 14th century, this parish church was made a minor basilica under Pope John Paul II in 1992. It's principally famous…

6. Synagogue

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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…

7. Royal Castle

5.07 MILES

The remains of Nowy Sącz's royal castle, built by Kazimierz III Wielki in the 1350s, stand in pleasant parklands just south of the confluence of the…

8. Jewish Cemetery

5.43 MILES

Around 500m north of the Old Town, on the opposite side of the Kamienica River, is the former Jewish cemetery. It contains a couple of hundred headstones,…