Niepołomice Travel Guide - a place in south eastern Poland in the province of Malopolska. Niepołomice is located about 25 kilometres from the centre of the regional city of Krakow. Apart from the town itself, the municipality comprises of twelve surrounding villages including: Chobot, Ochmanów, Podłęże, Słomiróg, Staniątki, Suchoraba, Wola Batorska, Wola Zabierzowska, Zabierzów Bocheński, Zagórze, Zakrzowiec and Zakrzów.
The municipality has a total area of 95 square kilometres, less than one third of which is occupied by the town. The municipality’s population is over 24,000, with about 50% living in Niepołomice.
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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.
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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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Hunting was an important pastime of Royals through Europe including Poland. This royal castle located near the Niepołomice Forest was built by King Casimir III the Great on the slope of the Vistula valley. The construction of a stone castle in Niepołomice was started in the mid 14th century. The design of the castle consisted of three towers, buildings in the southern and eastern wing, and curtain walls around the courtyard.
It became the king’s favourite residence but became even more important during the reign of Władysław Jagiełło. Niepołomice Royal Castle was a meeting place of the royal council, where court judgments were passed and where royal hunts for foreign guests were a common sight. In the mid-15th century Władysław III of Varna pledged the castle so since the end of the 16th century the castle passed into the hands of the noble families of Curyło, Branicki and Lubomirskiand until the end of 18th century.
In 1506 Zygmunt Stary (Sigismund I the Old born on 1 January 1467 in Kozienice and died on 1 April 1548 in Krakow) ordered that the castle be rebuilt in the form of a quadrangle with an internal courtyard. Queen Bona Sforza's gardens were located on the southern flank. In 1550 the great fire destroyed the east and north wings. The reconstruction started in 1551 until 1568 under the supervision of Tomasz Grzymała and a sculptor Santi Gucci. It received it present Renaissance shape under the reign of Zygmunt August (born in Krakow, 1520 and died in 1572, in Knyszyn, son of Sigismund the Old and the Italian princess Bona Sforza).
The construction of an arcade courtyard began in 1635 and was completed in 1637.
The Swedish-Brandenburgian invasion in the mid-17th century in 1655 put an end to the golden age of the royal residence. In 1655 the Swedish troops attack and sacked Niepołomice, destroying the local parish church and turned the severely damaged castle into a forage depot.
In the 18th century it was acquired by King Augustus II the Strong and Augustus III.
In more recent times, in the inter-war period and after World War II it was a public building. It housed council flats, a telephone exchange and even a hospital labour ward. The reconstruction of the former royal residence began in 1991, when it became the property of Niepołomice Municipality.
The castle now serves as a cultural and business centre and has become a venue for concerts, exhibitions, business conferences, weddings and banquets. In the attic there is a 3 star hotel with 24 rooms. Niepołomice Royal Castle also houses the Lech Wałęsa Conference Centre.
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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.
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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.
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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 Niepołomice Travel 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.
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The town is situated at an intersection of the national roads: No.4 road running from the south, No.75 running from Kraków to Krynica, and the A4 east-west motorway that is currently under construction.
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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
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