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Kraków and its surroundings

Kraków and its surroundings

In the area around Kraków, the Wooden Architecture Route includes over 50 historic buildings. They are mainly charming, small-town wooden churches. From May to September, some of these normally closed buildings are open to visitors (usually: Fri 12pm–4pm, Sat 10am–2pm, Sun 12pm–4pm). The local area is home to churches in Barwałd Dolny, Kraków-Mogiła, Łopanów, Mętków, Osiek, Paczółtowice, Polanka Wielka, Racławice, Więcławice Stare, Wola Radziszowska and Woźniki. While exploring the region, you can also visit two interesting heritage parks: the Nadwiślański Ethnographic Park in Wygiełzów and the Folk Architecture Heritage Park (Skansen Budownictwa Ludowego) in Dob czyce. A few towns are famous for well-preserved wooden building complexes. The real gem is obviously Lanckorona with its 19th century small-town architecture. Remains of wooden buildings can also be seen in Alwernia, while Ojców is home to some charming spa buildings. You can see some beautiful wooden manor houses in the towns of Miechów, Goszyce and Wola Zręczycka. Kraków itself also boasts some fascinating buildings.

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