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Kraków area

Kraków area

The ravines and plateaus of the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland filled with rocky outliers, the gentle hills of the Carpathian Foothills and the green plains of the Vistula Valley all combine to create the diverse landscape of the Kraków region. No active leisure enthusiast will be disappointed.
Recommended attractions:
Ojców National Park, with exceptionally beautiful landscape and fascinating historic monuments: the castle in Pieskowa Skała, the ruins of the Ojców stronghold, the Chapel on the Water, and the church and hermitage of blessed Salomea in Grodzisko. 
Kraków valleys, the fabulous Jurassic ravines with impressive rocks Trail of the Eagles’ Nests featuring castles perched upon rocky peaks known as eagle nests, passing castles such as those in Korzkiew, Pieskowa Skała, Rabsztyn. 
Niepołomice Forest, formerly the favourite hunting ground of Polish kings, today features a natural reserve inhabited by the protected European bison (Żubr). 
Racławice, a place connected with the famous, victorious battle of the Kościuszko insurgents against the Russian army.
Wieliczka, famous all over the world for its UNESCO-listed salt mine; a wonderful starting point for the routes within the picturesque Wieliczka Foothills
Wadowice, a town connected with Pope John Paul II and a wonderful starting point for hiking trips in the Small Beskid. 
Wooden Churches of the Oświęcim area located on the Wooden Architecture Route; evidence of the region’s rich history and an architectural delight
Carp Valley, the largest complex of fishing ponds in the Vistula valley, where carp has been bred since the Middle Ages, and a sanctuary of numerous rare, endangered bird species.

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