The 10 Best Things to Do in Szczawnica, Poland

September 9, 2017 Jana Sager

Szczawnica [ʂt͡ʂavˈɲit͡sa] is a resort town in Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. As of June 30, 2007, its population was 7,378.
Restaurants in Szczawnica

1. Pieniny Mountains National Park

Szczawnica 34-450, Poland +48 18 262 56 01
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5 based on 208 reviews

Pieniny Mountains National Park

Reviewed By Domrcpl - Minnesota

We took a raft down the river that runs through the Pieniny Mountain National Park. And I am so glad we did. Some of the rafts may look rickety but they all seemed to do okay and no one was overly concerned about it. For the most part the river is calm with just a few spots where it is just bit rough but certainly nothing to be worried about. The colorfully dressed boatmen may not speak English but they are certainly eager to point out interesting formations and wildlife along the way. The best part is the views that you get of the gorges and magnificent rock faces all along the way. It is a relaxing way to spend part of the day. If there is one disappointment, it was the lack of vibrancy in the terminus of the river trip. One gets off the boat (I forget the name of the town) but there did not seem to be much for tourists to see or buy. Even the restaurants could use an upgrade. But the memory of the views along the river is what stays with you and you can't help but think this is god's country.

2. Homole Canyon

near village Jaworki | Pieniny National Park, Szczawnica, Poland
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5 based on 132 reviews

Homole Canyon

Reviewed By tzd60820 - Vancouver, Washington

The Homole is a picturesque canyon near village Jaworki, east of Szczawnica. It is a very popular hike in Pieniny Mountains ~ the green path follows the bottom of the canyon along the creek. The path crosses the stream many times with the metal Bridges, and endless stairways keep it up with the steep floor of the canyon. It is less than one hour hike (one way) and expect tons of the others hikers. We thought we start late afternoon (16:00) to beat the crowd but instead met a steady stream of people both ways.
The minus: the water in the canyon creek was clouded, but it was probably because the rain.

3. Palenica Hill Ski Area

Szczawnica 34-460, Poland +48 18 262 27 24
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

Palenica Hill Ski Area

Reviewed By endrju_74 - Ipswich, United Kingdom

Palenica hill in Pieniny Mountains is just south from famous Polish tourist resort of Szczawnica. Palenica became famous in 1991 when a chairlift to the top of the hill was built. It helped to develop Szczawnica as a ski center. The chairlift is a centre of the skiing area with some other devices allowing to swich between two main ski runs plus there's another summit of Szafranówka, which has been included into the ski area now. But the summit of Palenica offers attractions whole year round. The chairlift takes people to the top of the hill even in the summer. The journey is very pictoresque and allowes people to skip the climb on really steep slopes to get to the main ridge of Pieniny and enjoy their much less tiring walks from there. And kid's can enjoy summer gravity slide when up there.

4. Zaskalnik Watrefall (Wodospad Zaskalnik)

Sewerynowka, Szczawnica, Poland
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Zaskalnik Watrefall (Wodospad Zaskalnik)

Reviewed By Przemek N - Katowice

Very nice płace. It is very strange that you can not find in any guid but you can find it on the map. It is on the blue route, direction Przechyba mountain. It is acessible by car. Maybe it is partially artificial but still nice place to take some pictures. You can take a blanket and spent some time on the grass in surronding.

5. Orthodox Church - Jaworki

Koscielna, Szczawnica 34-460, Poland
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Orthodox Church - Jaworki

Reviewed By tzd60820 - Vancouver, Washington

We visited the old Greek-catholic churches near Szczawnica, and the Church Jana Chrzciciela in Jaworki was the greatest example in this category. It is located east of Szczawnica in a last village on the death end road. On the outside the church is not very attractive. However, it has a very unique!!! altar dominated by the old Greek-catholic iconostasis.
The church is opened only twice a week for a service, but in the summer the main door is opened and one could peek inside through the metal gate. The Jaworki's church is quite opposite from a church from a village Szlachtowa nearby with the unique outside shell but a modest inside.

6. Pieniny National Park - Information Center

Zyblikiewicza, Szczawnica, Poland
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Pieniny National Park - Information Center

49°25'6.34"n 20°27'22.78"e

Reviewed By endrju_74 - Ipswich, United Kingdom

One of five gateways to Pieniński Park Narodowy, this one presents exhibition "Forest ecosystems of Pieniny". There's also a model of this mountain ridge. Pavilion stands on one of the busiest tourist routs in the whole area - Droga Pienińska which goes for miles alongside Dunajec river and connects both parts of this mountains: Polish and Slovakian.

7. Dom nad Zdrojami - Pijalnia Wod

pl. Dietla 1, Szczawnica 34-460, Poland +48 18 540 04 22
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4 based on 30 reviews

Dom nad Zdrojami - Pijalnia Wod

Reviewed By tzd60820 - Vancouver, Washington

It is a whole purpose to go to Szczawnica to drink one of their famous mineral water. The Spring House/Pijalnia Wod is located on Plac Dietla 1 in the "Dom nad Zdrojami". From the main road "Glowna" turn north onto Zdrojowa street. It is a moderate uphill walk. The original Spring House was built in 1863, however it was burnt to the ground in 2002. In 2008 was rebuilt to its original glory and now serves six local mineral waters for a small fee. On the walls of the Spring House there is a list of all served waters, their chemical consistency, and suggested illnesses they may help for. Good luck.

8. SzewczykTravel - Tours

Zdrojowa 2 A, Szczawnica 34-460, Poland
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

SzewczykTravel - Tours

Reviewed By Surykatka - Sosnowiec, Poland

Wycieczki na każdą kieszeń i dla osób w różnym wieku i o różnych zainteresowaniach.Spływ faktycznie bez kolejki, niezwykle sympatyczny i wesoły kierowca. Za symboliczne pieniądze wąwóz Homole z bacówka i owieczkami, ale przede wszystkim cudowna cerkiewką-dostepna tylko dla grup z przewodnikiem. Fajne dwa zamki w pigułce. Polecam. Co prawda niecodzienny incydent z turystami z USA, ale rozwiązany pozytywnie.
Dla chętnych całodniowe w Tatry lub na Węgry:)

9. Kolej Linowa PKL Palenica

Glowna 7, Szczawnica 34-460, Poland +48 22 444 66 66
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5 based on 7 reviews

Kolej Linowa PKL Palenica

An obligatory point on the travel map in Pieniny is Szczawnica.The main attraction of the beautiful mountain town is the Palenica(722 m.n.p.m). The cable railway in Szczawnica is a team of 4-person cable car, 3 ski lifts on the Szafranowka glade, a summer gravitational slide and varied ski runs in a beautiful landscape.

Reviewed By andzius - Warsaw, Poland

fajna sprawa ,na górze piękne widoki widać doskonale Tatry doskonałe miejsce do spędzenia czasu, trzeba

10. Muzyczna Owczarnia

ul. Biala Woda 13, Szczawnica 34-460, Poland +48 18 262 22 66
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5 based on 4 reviews

Muzyczna Owczarnia

Reviewed By kinga08 - Krakow, Poland

Jedyne takie miejsce.Prowadzi do niego "Most dla Muzyki" im.Nigela Kennedy(który nie tylko daje tu koncerty od czasu do czasu,ale również wpada,żeby posłuchać). Właściciele wspaniali i charyzmatyczni.Muzycy w znakomitej większości wyjątkowi ,często światowej sławy.Atmosfera niepowtarzalna,bardzo kameralna.Proste wnętrze.A wszystko razem MAGIA !

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