In the Vicinity of Kraków

 

When tired of urban traffic and crowds of tourists, you are ready to change a bit the atmosphere of your trip, you might want to think about the nearby places, which are definitely worth seeing due to their scenic qualities or their history.

Just outside of Kraków, in the south-west, you will find Tyniec, best known for the Benedictine Abbey, the oldest existing monastery in Poland.

Just a few kilometres from Kraków is Wieliczka, a UNESCO heritage site thanks to the unique Wieliczka Salt Mine, visited every year by more than a million tourists.

Less than 50 kilometers from Kraków there is the city of Wadowice, the hometown of Karol Wojtyła, future Pope John Paul II.

At a distance of about 60 km there is Oświęcim (Auschwitz), where the Nazi death camp was located during the Second World War.

After driving 25 kilometres to the north of Kraków  we reach the charming Ojców National Park, which together with the surrounding Jurassic valleys and limestones is a wonderful place to relax, go hiking or rock climbing.

About 100 km south of Kraków, at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, there is Zakopane, called, not without reason, the winter capital of Poland.

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