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Tarnów (Poland)

Practical information about Tarnów

  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Museums
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
At 80 km and 1 hour by road from Krakow
When to go

All year round, though it's more pleasant in summer

Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Tarnów

Timothée D. Travel writer
285 travel articles

An important city in southeastern Poland, on the road between Krakow and Lviv, Tarnow has a lovely medieval centre with tourist passageways.

My suggestion:
Tarnow Ethnographic Museum has a fairly interesting exhibition on the culture of the Roma people, who live in Tarnow in a relatively significant number.

Tarnow is a medium-sized city with approximately 120,000 inhabitants and I enjoyed spending some time there. Besides being off the beaten tracks, the city offers a more relaxed atmosphere than its neighbour, Krakow, whilst its small, oval-shaped, historic centre is a pleasure for the eyes. I would, therefore, recommend stopping at Tarnow for one or two days, just to make the most of a relaxing break in a beautiful and historic Polish city.

However, I have to admit that the city sometimes lacks a little life; it's fairly hard to believe that at the beginning of the last century, Tarnow was a large, commercial and dynamic industrial city which included several commuities (more than 40% Jewish), of numerous Roma, Germans, Ruthenes, etc., who lived side by side...

View of the main square in Tarnow