Top things to do in Tarnów

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Pół na Pół

'Half and Half' is something new in Tarnów: a modern, idiosyncratic, food-focused restaurant that takes forays into innovation without ever abandoning Polish roots or discarding deep cultural knowledge of how to tre…
Jewish in Tarnów

The Nosh

The Nosh is the first kosher cafe to open in Tarnów for 70 years, since the murder of the town's 25,000 Jewish citizens. Increasing interest in the homelands of European Jewry has seen more Jews return, some to stay…
Museum in Tarnów

Town Hall

Tarnów's arresting Gothic city hall, which draws all eyes in the Rynek, dates in its earliest parts to the 15th century. Given a later Renaissance makeover and renovated again in the 19th century, it retains its 16t…
Cathedral in Tarnów

Tarnów Cathedral

Tarnów's cathedral dates in part 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…
Museum in Tarnów

Tarnów Regional Museum

Two 16th-century townhouses on the central square comprise the main regional museum, largely used for rotating exhibitions. The main part of the small permanent exhibition is the ongoing restoration work of a giant …
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 …
Historic Site in Tarnów

Former Synagogue

The Nazis' almost-complete destruction of Tarnów's synagogue, once the focus of spiritual life for the 25,000 Jews who lived here, is only more affecting for the incongruous survival of the four-columned brick bimah…
Cemetery in Tarnów

Jewish Cemetery

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

Kawiarnia Tatrzańska

A stalwart of Tarnów's dining scene, this atmospherically old-school restaurant-cafe doesn't aim to pull any surprises, offering żurek (traditional sour rye soup), pierogi and the rest. There's a little novelty to b…
Pub in Tarnów

Pub Śródmieście

The passage through the large building at the Rynek's west end leads to this colourful, cute and very welcoming tavern. Not quite sure if it's a cafe, pub or restaurant, it simply fulfils all three roles, with a mix…