Bobowa Travel Guide - a place in south eastern Poland in the province of Malopolska. Bobowa is a town in Gorlice County. Administratively attached to the Lesser Polish Voivodeship or Malopolskie, it is located 18 kilometres from Gorlice, on the Biała Tarnowska River and is one of the oldest settlements situated in the valley of the Biała River.
The town is famous for its rich folklore and beautiful hand made crafts. Women from Bobowa have been making bobbin laces for many years. They are made by tying and interlacing linen thread spun over smoothly turned bobbins. Particular threads are, made individually then fastened to the pins in the cushion or cylinder that have a pattern on it. The thread is then interlaced either thinly or more thickly depending on the type of design required.
The principles of lace-making arrived here from Genua, Milan and Brugge and the history of bobbin laces in Bobowa takes back to the beginning of the 16th century. Due to this rich tradition the town founded a National School of Lace-making in 1899 and students from the school won a bronze medal at an exhibition in Saint Louise in 1902 and a gold medal in San Francisco in 1905.
That is how cottage work in the town has now become a vocational training centre which is being continued today by Zespół Szkół Zawodowych im. St. Wyspiańskiego in Bobowa. The school still provides training schemes for lace makers and embroiderers. The local Handicraft Society provides a support network and contacts with professional lace makers within Bobowa and elsewhere. They also organise exhibitions, competitions and subsidize lace-making workshops for local children and teenagers in the Bobowa area, many of which are run by the Local Culture Centre.
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You will find the full range of accommodation in this town from the most luxurious five star hotels with up to date and modern amenities to pensions (a type of guest house or boarding house) and rooms or apartments at very reasonable prices. Some of the larger towns and cities will also have hostels.
If you prefer to stay in a more rural location there are a number of “Agro” style of accommodation places on farms and in the countryside plus there may be camp sites nearby.
If you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the accommodation directly as we do not take commission and we take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if we were to include it here.
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Poland is a country with a large variety of landscapes, a place where you can experience all four seasons. This provides the visitor with many opportunities for adventure and different activities, whether you enjoy the mountains, lakes, rivers or the beaches you will find something that suits you.
If you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the activity provider directly as we do not take commission and we take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if we were to include it here.
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Poland is a country with a large variety of attractions for the tourist to visit, a place where you can experience all sorts of places to see. This provides the visitor with many opportunities for learning about Polska, whether you enjoy the many monuments, historic churches or buildings, history of places, or more modern attractions, you will find something that suits you.
If you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the attraction provider directly as we do not take commission and we take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if we were to include it here.
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It was formerly a village having lost its status as a town in 1934 but regained this on 1 January 2009. It lies approximately 83 km (52 miles) south-east of the regional capital of Kraków.
Bobowa’s origins date back to the Middle Ages with the Jaworski and Długoszowski families owning the town for the longest time. Its importance in the medieval period is evidenced by its three churches and the trade privileges granted, but in 1732 Michał Jaworski, the town’s then owner, permitted Jews to settle in Bobowa, primarily due to trade and their ability in such crafts as tailoring, baking and cap-making. There was a fire that destroyed the town in 1889.
In 1900 the Jewish population was 749. By 1914, Jews made up 48% of the town’s total population. It was the home of General Bolesław Wieniawa-Długoszowski whom was president of Poland for a day in 1939 and his brother, Kazek was the mayor.
In October 1941, the Germans created a ghetto at Bobowa, which was liquidated in August 1942. Twenty-five people were shot and about 700 were sent to Stróżówka, where a mass execution took place in the Garbacz forest. The rest were deported to camps. There are no Jews in the town today.
Polska is full of history and the Polish are great lovers of knowledge of the past so you will find many museums in the country.
Poland has a long history and has been an important trading route that has been invaded by many different groups over the past 1,000 years. Museums are a great way to explore the nations history about the inhabitants of the land in the past, their lives and customs.
Some of the museums shown below may have an article about them here on Bobowa Travel Guide. Follow the link for the article. For the rest, if you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the museum directly as we take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if we were to include it here.
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There are many restaurants covering the usual pizza to those offering local Polish traditional and regional cuisine.
Polish cuisine (Polish: kuchnia polska) is a style of cooking and food preparation originating from Poland. It has evolved over the centuries due to historical circumstances. Polish national cuisine shares some similarities with other Central European and Eastern European traditions as well as French and Italian similarities. It is rich in meat, especially pork, chicken and beef (depending on the region) and winter vegetables (cabbage in the dish bigos), and spices.
It is also characteristic in its use of various kinds of noodles the most notable of which are kluski as well as cereals such as kasha (from the Polish word kasza). Generally speaking, Polish cuisine is hearty and uses a lot of cream and eggs. The traditional dishes are often demanding in preparation. Many Poles allow themselves a generous amount of time to serve and enjoy their festive meals, especially Christmas eve dinner (Wigilia) or Easter breakfast which could take a number of days to prepare in their entirety.
The Polish national dishes are bigos; pierogi; kielbasa; kotlet schabowy (type of breaded cutlet); gołąbki (type of cabbage roll); zrazy (type of roulade); roast (Polish: pieczeń); sour cucumber soup (Polish: zupa ogórkowa); mushroom soup, (Polish: zupa grzybowa) (quite different from the North American cream of mushroom); tomato soup (Polish: zupa pomidorowa); rosół (variety of meat broth); żurek (sour rye soup); flaki (variety of tripe soup); and barszcz among others.
If you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the place to eat directly as we do not take commission and we take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if we were to include it here.
If you wish to advertise your place to eat on Bobowa Travel Guide you are welcome to let us know.
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PTTK - Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society is a non-profit organisation that you will find in many places in Poland.
It is one of the oldest tourist societies in Europe and was was created by the merger of two societies: Polish Tatry Society (1873) and Polish Country Lovers Society (1906).
Official Tourist Information Centres in Poland are divided into 1*, 2*, 3* and 4* Certified and Non-Certified. All Certified Tourist Centres provide information in one or more foreign languages and have an expanded range of services as compared to the Non-Certified.
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Here are some useful websites to help you find your way to this place.
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If you have a website that is an official one linked to this town, or you administer a local community or an important trade site please contact us here at Bobowa Travel Guide as we may be interested in including it.
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The Małopolska Voivodship (Little Poland) was created in 1989 and is located in the south of Poland.Province
The cities, towns and villages of the region of Małopolska.Places in Province
Bobowa Travel Guide - Malopolska - Poland Travel Guide