Places in Województwo Małopolskie

The places in Małopolska Province – cities, towns and villages in this province which is situated in the south of Poland. Województwo Małopolskie (Polish) is also known as Lesser Poland. There are many interesting places in Województwo Małopolskie from small villages to large cities like the famous and historic city of Krakow. Populations shown are from 2006 unless shown in red.

Name Population
Alwernia 3,406
Andrychów 21,691 
Biecz 4,585 
Bobowa 3,018 
Bochnia 29,373 
Brzesko 16,827 
Brzeszcze 11,730 
Bukowina Tatrzańska 2,700 
Bukowno 10,695 
Chełmek 9,065 
Chochołow 1,135 
Chrzanów 39,797 
Ciężkowice 2,378 
Czchów 2,207 
Dąbrowa Tarnowska 11,259 
Dobczyce 6,028 
Gdów 4,500
Gorlice 28,539 
Grybów 6,025 
Jordanów  5,112 
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska  4,503 
Name Population
Kęty 19,252
Kraków 756,757
Krynica-Zdrój  11,243 
Krzeszowice  9,942 
Libiąż 17,604 
Limanowa 14,632 
Maków Podhalański  5,738 
Miechów  11,717 
Mszana Dolna  7,529 
Muszyna  4,980 
Myślenice  18,070
Niepołomice  8,537 
Nowy Sącz 84,594 
Nowy Targ 33,100 
Nowy Wiśnicz  2,716 
Olkusz 37,552
Oświęcim 43,000 
Piwniczna-Zdrój 5,717 
Proszowice  6,205 
Rabka-Zdrój  13,031 
Ryglice  2,784 
Name Population
Skała 3,693
Skawina 23,691
Słomniki  4,331 
Stary Sącz  8,987 
Sucha Beskidzka  9,726 
Sułkowice  6,305 
Świątniki Górne  2,101 
Szczawnica 7,334 
Szczucin  4,069 
Tarnów 117,109 
Trzebinia  18,769 
Tuchów  6,501 
Wadowice 19,149 
Wieliczka 19,133 
Wojnicz  3,404 
Wolbrom  9,075 
Żabno  4,271 
Zakliczyn  1,556 
Zakopane 27,486 
Zator  3,726 
   

 

Małopolska Province

Accommodation

The Małopolska region has every type of accommodation available from simple rooms to the grand hotels and everything in between.

Accommodation Województwo Małopolskie

 

Regional Food

One of the delights of travelling is to sample the food of the part of the world you are visiting. Województwo Małopolskie will not be a disappointment to your palette.

Regional Food Województwo Małopolskie

Highlights

City Break
Kraków is at the heart of Małopolska Province and each year thousands of tourists descend on the city to experience the sites and sounds and taste the food on offer. Although, it now has an abundance of fast food outlets and all the modern shops that you can find in any other European city, if you seek out the traditional Polish restaurants and explore it’s ancient Jewish quarter, you will discover the real historic capital of Poland.
Nowa Hutta
A place where locals will not most likely send you as this was where during the communism era, an industrial estate was established north east of Kraków.

However, it is well worth a visit as there are the Renaissance and Baroque stylised edifices of Tadeusz Sendzimir Administrative Centre along with Cistercian Abbey found in Mogiła village.

Nowy Sącz
Two rivers flowing from the Carpathian mountains meet here, Kamienica and the Dunajec. Worth a visit if you are heading to the mountains as there is the remnants of a castle and the Gothic collegiate church of St.Margaret built at the turn of the 14th and 15th century. Other sites can be found on the Nowy Sącz page.
Subterranean Kingdom of Salt
Wieliczka and Bochnia are possible the worlds best examples of what can be done artistically to a salt mine. Easily accessible from Kraków there are arranged tours that will take you deep underground to experience a carved domain that is unmissable. You will need good legs for this one as there are many steps!
National Parks
Małopolska has 6 National Parks and 11 Landscape Parks awaiting your discovery with about 53% of the region having protected status. There is even a desert. The Bledowska Sands is Central Europe’s largest accumulation of loose sand in an area away from any sea.
On foot, cycling or on horseback
This region is full of hiking trails and is very popular in the Carpathian Mountains. A number of cycle routes criss cross the province. The Polish are great horse lovers so it is not surprising that bridal ways take their pride of place in Małopolska.
Winter
53 skiing stations welcome winter sports people to the region catering for all ages and abilities. Since 1980 the Zakopane Ski-jumping Word Cup has taken place each year.
Traditions
Małopolska is a diverse region with Cracovians in the north and Highlanders in the south. Many of the old traditions survive to the present day with festivals, saints days and traditional food still flourishing.
Wooden Delights
With about 30% of Poland given over to forests even today, wooden architecture plays a significant roll in the present day and the past. The Carpathian Mountains are a flush with spruce, fir and larch forests as well as the broad leaf oak and beech. The Małopolska Wooden Architecture Route stretching for some 1500km includes 248 buildings with about 50 available for viewing in summer.
Małopolska UNESCO Route
UNESCO sites in Poland five of which are located within this region.

last edited 23.8.2016

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Tatra Mountains in southern Poland