Tarnów attractions

Museum in Tarnów

Town Hall

The dramatic city hall, at the centre of the Rynek, began as a Gothic building in the 15th century. It was given a Renaissance makeover and renovated again in the 19th century. The clock dates from the 16th century …
Church in Tarnów


Tarnów's cathedral dates from the 14th century but was remodelled at the end of the 19th century in neo-Gothic style. The interior shelters several Renaissance and baroque tombs, of which two in the chancel are amon…
Cemetery in Tarnów

Jewish Cemetery

This former Jewish burial ground is the largest of its kind in southern Poland; it lies 1km north of the centre. The cemetery dates from the 16th century and has about 4000 tombstones in various states of decay and …
Museum in Tarnów

Ethnographic Museum

This branch of the city’s regional museum has Europe’s only permanent collection relating to Roma culture. In the backyard there's an open-air exhibition of original Roma horse carriages, and visitors to the museum,…
Museum in Tarnów

Tarnów Regional Museum

This branch of the regional museum is in the Town Hall and has a fine collection of historic paintings, armour, furniture, glass and porcelain, and items relating to the life of Józef Bem (1791–1850), a Polish gener…
Historic Site in Tarnów

Former Synagogue

The area east of the Rynek was traditionally inhabited by Jews, but little of the original architecture survived the German occupation in WWII. Of the 17th-century former synagogue off ul Żydowska, destroyed by the …
Church in Tarnów

Church of Our Lady

The shingled Church of Our Lady, dating from 1442, has charming folk decorations inside and a fine rococo high altar. Note the poignant WWII memorial on the edge of the Old Cemetery (Cmentarz Stary) opposite the chu…
Church in Tarnów

Church of the Holy Trinity

About 1km south of the Rynek, along ul Tuchowska, is the shingled Church of the Holy Trinity, built in 1597. It has a naively charming rustic interior that includes an early baroque high altar.
Museum in Tarnów

Diocesan Museum

This museum has a very good collection of Gothic sacred art, including some marvelous Madonnas and altarpieces, and an extensive display of folk and religious painting on glass.