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Krynica-Zdrój (Poland)

Practical information about Krynica-Zdrój

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  • Spa and massage
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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Two hours from Kraków by road
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Krynica-Zdrój

María José Alfonso Fernández Travel writer
58 travel articles

Krynica is one of the towns with the highest number of thermal spas in the whole of Poland. In former times it attracted Bohemian artists, but these days it is a giant centre for rest, relaxation and recuperation.

My suggestion:
In my opinion, the best thing about Krynica is the area around it, which I recommend you venture off to explore while visiting the town.

On the slopes of the Carpathians, at the very heart of Eastern Europe, lies Krynica-Zdrój, a town famous throughout Poland for its large number of thermal spas. Its mineral waters have therapeutic benefits for a range of medical conditions and have been famous since the 19th century.

Despite its reputation and its exceptional natural location in the Carpathians, Krynica was not one of the places I enjoyed visiting the most in Poland. I found the town disappointing due to the fact that there is not much to do there if you don't happen to be a fan of thermal cures and simply resting and relaxing.

The one thing I do remember from my visit is discovering the work of an incredible painter: Nikifor Krynicki. The town contains a museum, with a blue facade, that takes you through the work he produced over his lifetime, and that was somewhere I really enjoyed visiting.

Statue of Nikifor in Krynica