"Rocks, mountains and folklore" Wojewodztwo Malopolskie by magor65

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Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska

The region between Cracow and Czestochowa known as Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska is full of mysterious castle ruins and picturesque limestone rocks and caves. 180 mln years ago the area was covered by warm sea with plenty of little organisms having lime skeletons and shells. Later the sea withdrew leaving the material behind. Rain and wind did the rest - like an inspired sculptor they formed the rocks into fantastic shapes. Then in Middle Ages people built here many strongholds and castles whose walls grew into the whole with the rocks. Today we can admire mostly the ruins of those old castles, which were called "eagles' nests" by a poet. But if you are staying either in Cracow or in Czestochowa and you are sensitive to the beauty of nature, you mustn't miss it. It's also a good place for rock-climbing, horse-riding and cycling.

South of Cracow

The Province of Malopolska is one of the most attractive touristic regions of Poland. Everybody must have heard of Cracow - a city full of historic monuments. Another highlight of the region is a salt mine in Wieliczka, still another the Tatra mountains. But here I would like to present less known places of Malopolska. Within its area there are five national parks, so no wonder that nature is its biggest asset. Add to that picturesque little towns and villages and it becomes obvious that the region is really worth visiting.

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  • Pros:peaceful, romantic, mysterious
  • Cons:none
  • In a nutshell:very diverse and interesting
  • Last visit to Wojewodztwo Malopolskie: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 1, 2005
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2007 at 5:37 AM

    Excellent tips. This looks like a very pretty part of Poland.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2007 at 5:53 PM

    A very beautiful part of Poland and I especially loved the view in the Gorce Mountains! What an amazing old wooden structure is the Debno church!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2006 at 1:36 PM

    Lovely page on nature and silence - looks like a place for me someday

  • PeteNL's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2006 at 1:50 PM

    Beautiful part of Poland, we haven't been here so far! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for your visit to our Kaliningradskaya Page!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2005 at 1:55 PM

    Cudna stronka. I didn't know about Lopuszna and Josef Tischner. Pozdrowionka z Tychow.

  • sihi's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2005 at 2:16 AM

    Wonderful and informative page about this beautiful part of the world! Dzieki

  • cheekymarieh's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2004 at 3:42 PM

    Very interesting page. I must find time to visit this area sometime in the future when I am in Poland.

  • Ben-UK's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2004 at 10:43 AM

    Another nice page -- must visit next time I'm in Krakow - thanks for the information.


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