Krynica-Zdrój Travel and Tourist Guide

Krynica-Zdrój

Krynica-Zdrój Coat of ArmsKrynica-Zdrój Travel and Tourist Guide – a place in south eastern Poland in the province of Małopolska. Krynica-Zdrój was until 31 December 2001 under the name of Krynica. Located in Nowy Sącz County in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Malopolskie, in southern Poland within the lovely Beskids Mountains which are part of the Carpathians.

Krynica-Zdrój has a population of about eleven thousand people. The settlement was first recorded in 1547 and became a town in 1889. Some of the inhabitants belong to the Lemko minority group of people.

A Spa Town

It is the largest spa town in Poland and known as The Pearl of Polish Spas having a number of swimming pools. Mineral water is perhaps the life blood of Krynica-Zdroj and a most valuable natural resource.

There are a large number of types of mineral water that are reported to have curative powers, among them are: Zdrój Główny (the Main Spring), Słotwinka, Jan, Józef, Mieczysław, Tadeusz and Zuber. You will find that the “Main Pump Room”, is located in the centre, the pedestrian zone and is open daily from 6:30am to 18:00.

A popular town in summer to visit as a tourist due to the cultural events in summer and in winter it is good for skiers and other seasonal sports. Spring in Krynica can still be perfect for the skiers, as with good weather conditions the snow stays around until April.

Krynica-Zdroj Travel and Tourist Guide

Poland Travel Guide Information

This is a travel and tourist guide about the country of Polska which is located in central Europe. You are very welcome to visit our site and we hope that you will enjoy the experience.

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Accommodation in Krynica-Zdrój

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.

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Activities in Krynica-Zdrój

Krynica Zdroj - Krynica-Zdroj Travel and Tourist GuidePoland 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.

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Attractions in Krynica-Zdrój

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.

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Geography of Krynica-Zdrój

Krynica Zdroj lies in the valleys of four streams: the Kryniczanka, Palenica, Slotwinka and Czarny.

The altitude above sea level ranges from 560 meters to 720 meters and the town is surrounded on three sides by wooded hills.

There are 16 nature reserves in this region, including the Popradzki Landscape Park. Krynica-Zdroj draws many people as it has its own micro climate with features of a sub-alpine climate, which helps to increase the immunity of the body.

History of Krynica-Zdrój

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Museums in Krynica-Zdrój

Krynica Zdroj - Krynica-Zdroj Travel and Tourist GuidePolska 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 Poland Explorer. 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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Museums

Nikifor Museum

The Nikifor Museum in Krynica was opened in 1995.

The Museum preserves paintings by Nikifor who was a self-taught painter born around 1895, whose works were first discovered in the 1930s and known as “naive art”, they earned fame throughout Poland and further afield. A life-long resident of Krynica, Nikifor was given the name of Krynicki in 1962. His childhood was spent in abject poverty, and at the end of his life he had the honor of exhibiting his paintings in prestigious galleries around the world. His art work included more than 2,000 watercolours on various media such as paper, cardboard and boxes. Nikifor’s prevalent themes were urban landscapes, buildings, churches and, though less frequent, religious scenes and portraits. He signed his paintings with a meaningless series of letters.

The Museum now has seventy seven works by the artist Nikifor. Most of them were painted during the inter-war period, and are considered to be the best among his artistic achievement. Also on view is his modest atelier, the famous chest in which he kept all his possessions, the stamps he made and his photographs taken by Nikifor’s legal custodian, the artist Marian Wosinski, in the last ten years of the artist’s life. The exhibition contains both books and articles on Nikifor by Polish and foreign writers including posters, exhibition catalogues and invitations.

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Nikifor Museum Bulwary Dietla 19
33-380 Krynica-Zdrój
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Places to Eat in Krynica-Zdrój

There are many restaurants covering the usual pizza to those offering local Polish traditional and regional cuisine.

What Wikipeda says about Polish 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.

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Tourist Information in Krynica-Zdrój

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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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Transport in Krynica-Zdrój

Krynica Zdroj Railway Station - Krynica-Zdroj Travel and Tourist GuideAs Krynica-Zdroj is a famous Spar resort, getting to this place is easy. It has numerous buses either finishing or starting here and a railway station where you can get a service to the regions capital Krakow, (much quicker by bus, about 3 hours, than by train, about 5 hours).

The national road number 75 from the boarder with Slovakia runs to the A4 to Krakow and beyond.

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Websites of Krynica-Zdrój

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The Małopolska Voivodship (Little Poland) was created in 1989 and is located in the south of Poland.

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