30 min

The Concert Shell in Krynica-Zdrój

Krynica Zdrój
Culture
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The Concert Shell in Krynica-Zdrój is a historic, representative stage building for the spa orchestra, situated on the promenade in Krynica, on the western slope of Góra Parkowa, between the New Spa House and the Main Pump Room. At the end of the 19th century, a pavilion for the Spa Orchestra, which performed in the summer season from 1875, was built. The present concert shell was built in the interwar period on the site of the previous wooden pavilion. It was built in the neoclassical style and is an object of great architectural interest. There are two rows of stairs leading to the building, which meet at the back of the building. On the facade of the shell there is a plaque commemorating the internationally renowned Polish singer  Jan Kiepura, as well as a relief of his face. This tenor built the „Patria” villa in Krynica-Zdrój and has performed many times on the promenade in Krynica. Currently, in summer, various concerts are held here, which make the stay of patients and tourists more pleasant.

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15 min

The chairlift to Wielka Krokiew

Zakopane
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The chairlift to Wielka Krokiew is a year-round two-section chairlift with 2-seater chairs, located in Zakopane, as part of the Wielka Krokiew ski jump. Stanisław Marusarz. It is mainly used to transport to the top of the hill the competitors participating in ski jumping competitions, such as: World Cup, Continental Cup, Summer Grand Prix or Polish Ski Jumping Championships. The current lift was built by LST Loipolder Lenggries from Germany – it is 356.8 m long, the altitude difference is 133 m, its capacity is 608 people / h and it has 50 chairs. A trip by chairlift to the very top of Wielka Krokiew and a glance from the in-run will allow you to imagine what the competitors sitting on the starting beam during the competition feel before the jump. The railway operator is the Central Sports Center.

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180 min

Termy Bania w Białce Tatrzańskiej

Białka Tatrzańska
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Termy Bania in Białka Tatrzańska is a modern recreational complex, located right next to the largest ski station in Podhale – Kotelnica in Białka Tatrzańska. The facility, divided into zones: fun, relaxation, Saunarium and SPA, consists of 14 pools filled with thermal water with a temperature of 34-38°C and 8 saunas, also offering a number of other attractions, such as outdoor slides with a total length of nearly 300 m. external views of the Tatra Mountains. The water in Białka Tatrzańska is characterized by high-quality healing properties – it contains ingredients with a beneficial effect on the human body, including sulphides and sulphates, silica and potassium. The center also has extensive dining and accommodation facilities.

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180 min

The swimming pool on Polana Szymoszkowa

Zakopane
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The swimming pool on Polana Szymoszkowa is a reservoir that was opened in summer 2007. The water that fills it comes from the „Szymoszkowa GT1” geothermal borehole, located at a depth of 1700 m and has a temperature of around 30°C. According to studies conducted by the Polish Academy of Sciences, the water from the borehole was classified as thermal, mineralized water, which includes: calcium (37%), magnesium (36%), sodium (23%), potassium (2,3%), thanks to which it has pro-health properties. Around the pool there are sunbathing areas with a separate beach volleyball court. The great advantage of the place is its location, providing great views of the Giewont and other peaks of the Tatra Mountains.

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60 min

The Felicja Curyłowa farm in Zalipie

Olesno
Culture

The Felicja Curyłowa farm in Zalipie is a unique facility, which is an example of the tradition of painting houses and their interiors with original plant patterns cultivated in this area of Powiśle Dąbrowski. This building is the former home of Felicja Curyłowa, the famous painter and promoter of this original folk art. This ornamentation was probably created at the end of the 18th century and was associated with the disappearance of smoke huts. Women painted stains on the smoke-stained walls with lime to brighten up and beautify the interiors of their houses. Buildings painted by Felicja Curyłowa in her own homestead became an ethnographic attraction massively visited by tourists during her lifetime. After the artist's death, they became the property of „Cepelia”, which in 1978 handed them over to the District Museum in Tarnów (now they are a branch of the Ethnographic Museum). In 1981, the so-called a poor cottage from a different part of the village, and the whole creates an open-air museum of architecture and folk art available to tourists

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40 min

The gravity slide on Gubałówka

Zakopane
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The gravity slide on Gubałówka is an unusual tourist attraction, which was established in 1994, is maintained by the State Cable Railways, and operates from spring to late autumn. The slide is 750 m long, and the height difference is 45 m. A trip by a 2-person stroller along a contoured track with numerous turns (serpentine) provides an amazing and unforgettable experience. The trolleys are equipped with a hand brake, with which we can stop the trolley at any time, as well as a centrifugal brake that brakes automatically when we accelerate above 20 km/h. The serpentine route can be traveled on wheelchairs with a speed of up to 23 km/h, while admiring the beautiful panorama of the Tatra Mountains. After the ride, the stroller is attached to a lift specially adapted for this purpose and taken upstairs.

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20 min

Tarnów's „Dół zboczyńców”

Tarnów
Culture

Tarnów's „Dół złoczyńców” is an unusual object located under the northern wall of the town hall in Tarnów. It was discovered during renovation works in 1997 and 2010 – it was a cylindrical stone well sunk into the ground up to 3 m, with a diameter of about 2 m. This structure was originally interpreted as a cistern well, but as a result of archaeological research and drilling in the bottom of the explored interior, this thesis excluded. It was found that the more probable and credible interpretation is the classification of this facility as a municipal prison, the so-called „The pit of bad guys”. During the exploration of the interior of the „villains' pit”, many objects were found, mainly fragments of clay vessels, which have been reconstructed and are now on display in the Tarnów town hall.

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60 min

Rynek w Tarnowie

Tarnów
Culture

The Market Square in Tarnów is located in the center of the Old Town. It was laid out when the city was founded in 1330, in accordance with the principles of medieval town planning. Currently, the buildings on the square are usually two-story tenement houses, presenting various stylish features of architecture. There are, for example, the House of Saint Florian (18th century), Kamienica Rosowska (16th century), Kamienica Nikielsonowska (18th century) and the Tenement House of Ratajewicz (16th century). In the northern frontage, tenement houses No. 20 and 21, occupied by the District Museum in Tarnów, stand out, and in the western frontage there is a passage, built at the beginning of the 20th century, extending up to Kazimierz Wielki Square. Tarnów's Old Town, called the pearl of the Polish Renaissance, is one of the most beautiful examples of the Renaissance architectural layout of Polish cities. The market square remained the representative space of the city. In the town hall and tenement houses on the market square there are, among others, a museum, tourist information center, cultural center, hotel, restaurants and shops. Every day, at 12.00, the sound of the Tarnów bugle-call, composed by Stanisław Rzepecki, is heard from the town hall tower.

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60 min

The Town Hall in Tarnów

Tarnów
Culture

The Town Hall in Tarnów is one of the most characteristic landmarks of the city, being its main symbol. The town hall, dating from the fourteenth century, was first the seat of the city council and the court of the vogt and jurors, and from 1931 it houses the Museum in Tarnów. The original building was most likely wooden and in the Gothic style, and after many reconstructions carried out in the following years, mainly in the 16th century thanks to the Grand Hetman of the Crown Jan Amor Tarnowski, it acquired Renaissance features, becoming an example of mannerist architecture. The body of the building is crowned with a brick, unplastered attic with characteristic blendes, and the attic's ridge is decorated with stone pinnacles and 14 mascarons. Tarnów town hall is located on the Renaissance Trail in Lesser Poland and is one of the most beautiful buildings of this type in the country.

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60 min

The market square in Nowy Targ

34-400 Nowy Targ
Culture

The market square in Nowy Targ is a characteristic place, occupying an area of 1.5 ha, and at the same time representative of the city where fairs have been held for many centuries. Originally it had wooden buildings, but as a result of a great fire in the 18th century, it was replaced with brick tenement houses. In its central point there is a 19th-century, two-story classicistic town hall, crowned with a clock tower, which houses the Podhale Museum. Looking north, you can see the baroque helmet of the historic church of St. Catherine – the patroness of the city. The market square in Nowy Targ is decorated with nineteenth-century tenement houses, located in the northern frontage of the square. The predominant type here is a two-story townhouse with a three-axis elevation. It is worth paying attention to the tenement house at No. 9, originally belonging to the Herz family. The facade of this house is decorated with the order of rusticated pilasters. The tenement house at No. 10 looks similar, and the neighboring building catches the eye with a beautifully wrought balcony.

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