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Villas in the centre of Szczawnica

Szczawnica is a spa town in Podhale in Poland.

Get in[edit]

From Kraków by bus from the regional bus station (MDA). There generally are buses every two hours, and it takes around two and a half hours to get to Szczawnica. Usually a change in Nowy Targ will be necessary. From Nowy Targ buses cost approximately 8 zł one way.

Alternatively you can get by train to Nowy Sącz or Nowy Targ and then by bus to Szczawnica.

Get around[edit]



  • Hiking.
  • Mountain biking, horse riding.
  • Skiing in winter.
  • Fishing or kayaking on Dunajec river.
  • Rafting the Dunajec Gorge.
  • Chair-lift to Palenica mountain.
  • 700 m long summer slide at Szafranówka mountain.





Lots of places, it's a spa town.

Go next[edit]

Visit the nearby castles in Niedzica and Czorsztyn.

Go to Slovakia, there is a new educational path through National Park to Lesnica.

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