Skawina Travel and Tourist Guide

Skawina

Skawina Coat of Arms - Skawina Travel and Tourist GuideSkawina Travel and Tourist Guide – a place in south eastern Poland in the province of Małopolska and had 27,328 inhabitants as of 2008. It has been located in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship since 1 January 1999 and was previously in Kraków Voivodeship from 1975 to 1998.

Economy

Skawina has become an important economic satellite of the regional capital Krakow, having a well developed labour market, and attracting new investments and a increasing level of public services. There has been an economic upturn in recent years due to the town’s location with good communication links such as the highway, not far from the Airport Krakow – Balice and it is promoting itself both in Poland and further afield.

The local council in discharging the tasks set out in the Strategy for Economic and Social Development of Cities and Municipalities covering the period 2003 to 2013 and has created a modern industrial zone known as, ‘Skawina North’, an area of 130 hectares, starting from the border of Krakow. ‘Skawina North’, has already attracted 16 major companies.

In addition to ‘Skawina North’, is an area of 50 hectares Known as ,’Skawina West’, set aside for more industrial construction.

Of increasing importance is the management by the Municipality of the care for the local environment. Many of the existing facilities have been upgraded, and the updated industrial plants are now much more environmentally friendly.

Skawina in the past was a city from which hung the spectre of ecological disaster but has now been transformed into a clean and well maintained place to work and live, renowned for its openness to adopt modern industry and now supported by studies of the air, water and soil.

Skawina 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.

Our guide is easy to use as each village, town and city has it’s own page with useful information for the visitor. Not all sections appearing on the left of our guide, on this place may have information as this is an ongoing project.

It may be the case that this location has not yet been reviewed and written about so if you can contribute any information about this place to improve this guide please send it to Skawina Travel and Tourist Guide.

Accommodation in Skawina

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.

If you wish to advertise your accommodation on Skawina Travel and Tourist Guide please contact us.

Accommodation

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    Hostels  
    Hotels  
    Pensions (Guest House)  
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Activities in Skawina

The cultural landscape of the city includes organ concerts, which for several years have been held in the City. The popularity of the music has meant that the earlier Organ Music Days have now turned into a Festival of Organ and Chamber Music.

From August through to October many come to hear the Skawina organ virtuosos, singers, instrumentalists and chamber ensembles, not only the Polish but also from the rest of Europe.

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.

What ever activity you run, if you wish to advertise your activity on Skawina Travel and Tourist Guide please let us know.

Activities

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Attractions in Skawina

There is a monument to Casimir III the Great, by prof. Czeslaw Carry which is located in the city park. The king came to the hunt, standing proudly on the pedestal, with his face turned towards the Palace Falcon. The park is Well maintained and is used by local people. It is divided into two sections, both are equally interesting, a wooded area of the city park with asphalt paths and old river beds including two water meadows.

Walking is popular as well as, in-line skating, jogging or a very popular Nordic walking. Skawina is also an excellent place for many sports and recreation.

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.

What ever attraction you run, if you wish to advertise your attraction on Skawina Travel and Tourist Guide please advise us.

Attractions

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    Palace  
    Town Hall  

Geography of Skawina

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History of Skawina

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Museums in Skawina

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 Poland 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.

What ever museum you run, you can advertise it on Skawina Travel and Tourist Guide at no cost.

Museums

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Places to Eat in Skawina

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.

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 Skawina Travel and Tourist Guide let us know.

Places to Eat

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Tourist Information in Skawina

Poland Travel Guide – This web site will eventually have tourist information on most of the places in Polska. Being a web site you will be able to access the information on most digital platforms, including your laptop, personal computer or a mobile phone.

Tourist organisations are welcome to contact us for details on how to display their information on Skawina Travel and Tourist Guide.

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.

Tourist Information

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Name of Tourist Office Street Type URL
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Transport in Skawina

Skawina municipality has started the construction of a bypass in order to improve communications between the different development zones, and existing industrial plants. It will also help to relieve the burden from the centre of the town.

Here are some useful websites to help you find your way to this place.

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Name Type URL
e-podroznik.pl Bus & Train Timetables www.e-podroznik.pl
Krakow Airport Airport www.krakowairport.pl/en
Przewozy Regionalne Railways www.przewozyregionalne.pl

Websites of Skawina

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 Skawina Travel and Tourist Guide as we may be interested in including it.

Websites

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Name of Website Street Type URL
Skawina Rynek 1, 32-050 Skawina Official Site www.um.skawina.net
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Regional Links

Province

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

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Places in Province

The cities, towns and villages of the region of Małopolska.

Places in Province

Map of Skawina

 

Skawina Travel and Tourist Guide – Małopolska – Poland Travel Guide

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