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Nowy Sącz

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Nowy Sacz is a historic town in Eastern Beskids in southern Poland, situated southeast of Kraków. It was founded at the end of 13th century.

Ratusz (city hall)

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By bus[edit]

There are buses from Kraków leaving from the bus station next to main railway station (MDA). Buses are frequent and cover the distance to Nowy Sącz in approximately 2 hours and tickets cost 14 zł. Most bus connections are operated by the company Szwagropol.

By train[edit]

Trains from Kraków depart every two hours and take three and a half hours to get to Nowy Sącz. Tickets from Kraków cost 15 zł. From Tarnów the journey takes two hours and costs 10 zł.

The 1 Nowy Sącz train station is located about 2 kilometers south of the historic centre.

Get around[edit]

Map of Nowy Sącz


  • Market Square (Rynek). One of the largest squares in Poland. Second only to Kraków's.
  • Town Hall. From the 19th century.
  • 1 Royal Castle Ruins. Partially restored ruins of a medieval castle. Nowy Sącz Castle (Q7067219) on Wikidata Nowy Sącz Castle on Wikipedia
  • Saint Margaret's Basilica.
  • Great Synagogue.
  • [dead link] Open Air Museum of Architecture.


Check the Nowy Sącz District Museum [dead link] with several branches in different historical buildings.





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