Attractions in Bieszczady
Bieszczady is one of the most gorgeous and wildest mountain ranges in Poland. The western part of Bieszczady extends at the border between Poland, Slovakia an Ukraine. For many tourists, this region is not just a tourist attraction, but also a cultural and sociological phenomenon. Because of the eventful history of Bieszczady, this place is a cultural melting pot. Here you can find traces of presence of people from Poland and its neighboring countries. Bieszczady ican also offer many interesting attractions. If you’re wandering what to do in Bieszczady, this article will provide information about some of the best places to visit here.
Bicycle trolleys in Bieszczady
The railway line number 108 in Bieszczady was constructed in 1872 by the Austrian Empire authorities. It connected the village of Stroze with the border crossing in Kroscienko and was a crucial element of the railway infrastructure. But later it lost relevance and in 2013, most of its stations went out of service. However, in 2015, the railway was revived as the longest bicycle trolley route in Poland.
The tourist route is approximately 47 kilometers long, while the trolley rental and the main station are located in the town of Uherce Mineralne. This is where most of the trips begin, but sometimes they also begin in Ustrzyki Dolne. The bicycle trolley rides are accompanied by a guide, who will tell you about the places you pass by.
The gondola lift in Solina
On July 1st, the brand-new Polish Cable Railways center was officially opened in Solina. Now tourists visiting south-east Poland will have a unique opportunity to go on a „walk in the sky” while admiring the breathtaking panorama of Bieszczady thanks to the brand new gondola lift.
The Solina gondola lift was equipped with the newest technologies, which guarantee the highest standard of safety. The journey begins at the Plasza station, which is located right by the Solina promenade. After riding the approximately 1,5 kilometer route, tourists arrive at mount Jawor, where they can check out other attractions.
Lake Solina is located in the podkarpackie region, not far from the town of Solina.
In 1921, professor Karol Pomianowski developed a project of constructing a water dam in this area, but the construction only began in 1960. The main ground and foundation works were finished in 1964, and in July of that year, the construction of the dam’s corps began.
Lake Solina is often visited by tourists. At the edges of the lake there are recreational centers, at the western edge there is a health spa town called Polanczyk. Many people come here to do water sports, such as sailing and windsurfing.
The Beksinski Gallery
The Gallery of Zdzislaw Beksinski presents the works of one of the most interesting and intriguing modern artists in Poland.
The Beksinski family was associated with Sanok for generations. Zdzislaw Beksinski was born on February 24th 1929 in Sanok, where he also attended the local high school.
As a young artist, Beksinski became interested in photography. In 1955, he joined the Sanok division of the Polish Photography Association.
The artistic activity of Beksinski gained momentum in the 1970, when his works became famous in Europe. This was in large part thanks to Piotr Dmochowski, who was a fan of his works. Since 1983, he collects Beksinski’s paintings and promotes his creativeness.
The Bieszczady History Museum
In the town of Czarna Gorna there is an interesting place – the Bieszczady History Museum. Despite its relatively small surface, the number of artefacts is very impressive. The collection consists of more than 2000 objects, mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries, but there are also several valuable gems from other periods. The exhibit is divided thematically. Here you can see wartime memorial from both world wars, objects from everyday life and many other artefacts.
Tourists are guided through the museum by its founders and owners – Rafal and LeeAn Dudka, who descrive all the objects in a very interesting way.