Small Towns in Poland that you have to see

What towns in Poland are conisdered to be some of the most beautiful places in the country?

The most beautiful towns in Poland:

1.Sandomierz
Location: in the świętokrzyskie region, less than 1.5 hours driving to the north from Rzeszów (For example, through the national road no. 9). It takes a few minutes less to get here from Kielce, by driving the national road no. 79 to the east.

Sandomierz is proud of its Roman location at 7 hills. It also has plenty of attraction to offer. These include the church of St. Jakub and the gorge of St. Jadwiga. It also has a route for underground tourists, consisting of 34 chambers. You can get to it by going down more than 360 stairs. The entrance ticket costs 13 PLN. During the summer vacation, the route is open between 9 a.m. and
7 p.m. In June, the town organizes the Time of Good Cheese and Wine. This town attracts plenty fans of slow-styled food. In 2018, 30 polish vineyards were exhibited here. When it comes to treats, you should try Casserolles at Opatowska street. Another regional dish are proziaki – pancakes with kefir.

2.Wieliczka
Location: Lesser Poland, several minutes away from the heart of Kraków, by road E40.
If you think of small towns in Poland that made the greatest tourists career, the podium will definitely belong to Wieliczka! The local salt mine is a phenomenon at a European scale. Chambers with natural salt sculpture, the famous chapel of St. Kinga, magical lakes. All of this combines to make an enormous impression! The object is open from April to October between 7:30 a.m. and
7:30 p.m. and from November to March between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For walking through the tourist route or the mining route you will pay 64 PLN In the full season (may weekend, summer vacation), the price grows to 69 PLN. The offer also includes the brine graduation tower, as well as the thrilling mining route.

Wieliczka is a small Polish town, which made a huge career.
Because of its location at more than135 meters below the ground, and walking down hundreds of steps, there is no strict dress code. You shouldn’t put on high-heeled shoes, and instead, take a warmer blouse. In the shadow of the mines (figuratively) and ancient trees (live) there is the church of St. Sebastian. Look for the street named after the same patron. This larch building will charm you both as a monument and a gathering place.

3.Kazimierz Dolny
Location: in the lubelskie region, 1 hour driving through the road S12 to the west from Lublin.

Small towns in Poland create a unique atmosphere. Kazimierz is an expert in doing just that, thanks to its street watercolors, cafes and villas. The fara towering at the hill is a realistic idea for a fairytale wedding. The artistic climate of Kazimierz is also accentuated by the „Dwa Brzegi” festival. In 2019 it will be oprganized for the 13th time. The date is between July 27th ans August 4. These several days are a good time for a conversation with moviemakers. It is also a great opportunity to get familiar with any type of movie art. Ambitious movies that are part of the event will also be shown in Janowiec and its surroudings.

Riding the ferry through Vistula betweeb Kazimierz Dolny and Janowiec.
Another interesting experience is a ferry ride down the Vistula river. Between April and November it works everyday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. And on days off, even 1 hour longer. The only condition is the proper level of the water in the Vistula river. The ferry ride only costs 6 PLN. You can also try onion cake and rooster shaped cakes. The surroundings of Kazimierz is also a great
off-road option.

4.Gniew
Location: pomorskie region, it only takes about 1 hour driving through the A1 highway from the Tricity.

Gniew is one of the most charming towns in Poland.
With more than 6800 citizens, it is rather small when it comes to Polish cities. But be careful! Gniew might overwhelm you. It looks from above at Wierzyca, as it falls down to the Vistula river. Its greatest tourist attractions include the gothic castle. It was the headquarters of the Teutonic knights, a fortress, a storage room and a prison. Currently this is the place where knight tournaments and historic shows take place. A complex of stonehouses at the Market Square is one of the largest ones in the entire region. Part of the buildings date back to the 14th century and has its own history. One of the monumental buildings was the home of, for example, Leon Wyczółkowski. Meanwhile another building, the Pastor House, used to be a presbytery. You can grab something small to eat to a bakery at the Grunwald Square, which has been working for more than 100 years.

5.Brenna
Location: Beskidy, Śląsk Cieszyński, it takes more than 1 hour to drive to the south through the national road no.1 from Katowice.

When you want to mention interesting places in Poland, you should think about Brenna. This village might be small, but it is quite long. And beautiful at any time of year. Are long walks a part of your nature? In Brenna you will have an occasion to show your skills. If you follow the mountain paths, you will get ot the nearby Vistula or Szczyrk. Meanwhile, Brennica is a great place for walking with poles. There’s also good news for dog fans. There will be no problem to walk in the surroundings of the village with your furry best friend. But remeber to follow the rules while hiking through this trail. You should also choose rather less popular places. (Brenna recommends routes by local streams).

As it turns out, Brenna is the place where not only children go to school. The attic of the building is also a home for bats for 5 months in the year. In May, June and September you can observe them on Tuesdays. You can enter every half an hour between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. During the summer vacation you can additionally come in o other work days, at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. You have to admit, that small towns in Poland can be quite surprising.

6.Sanok:
Location: in the podkarpackie region, about 1.5 hours driving from Rzeszów (roads no. 19 and no. 886) to the south-east.

It’s hard the believe that such small towns as Sanok, have plenty to offer for tourists. The gothic castle and the buildings of the market square, secessionist stonehouses and villas, and even cemeteries. At the cemetery at Rymanowska street you can find the grave of the Beksiński family. The Historical Museum can be proud of its incredibly rich collection of the artist’s masterpieces. (more than 600). A visit to this mseum costs 17 PLN.

One of the most popular places is the Folk Building Museum in Sanok. Entrance costs 16 PLN. The object is open all year long. The longest opening hours, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. take place from May to September. This open-air museum is a treasure for fans of history and customs of its citizens. Here you can learn about Dolinianie, Pogorzanie, Łemkowie and Bojkowie. You can admire the traditions of eastern and western culture on the beautiful surroundings of the nature of Podkarpacie.

7.Złotoryja

Location: 1 hour driving through the highway to the west from Wrocław

Small towns in Poland can have a much richer history than large cities. Złotoryja is one of the older towns, established based on a german law. It was created in 1211. An important place for the town’s tradition is the church of the Birth of Our Lady. Its building was supervised in the 13th century by the silesian prince himself, Henryk Brodaty. The temple combines the romanesque style and the gothic with elements of renaissance. From the church tower you can see Złotoryja in all its glory. Here you can also admire the beautiful panorama of the Kaczawskie Mountains and Karkonosze. The object is open for visitors everyday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. You can admire the views from the tower in the summer season (May-October) everyday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you’re in the mood for something crazt, o to Kaczawa to search for gold.

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