Tourism in Jura Krakowsko - Częstochowska

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Jura Krakowsko - Częstochowska, also known as the Kraków - Częstochowa Upland, is a beautiful, extremely charming and picturesque part located in southern Poland. The area of ​​Jura Krakowsko - Częstochowska is very diversified. There are many monuments, rocks, calcifications and other places worth seeing in its area. The Kraków-Częstochowa Upland, thanks to many tourist routes, can be visited in many ways: on foot, by bike, by car and, of course, on horseback

One of the most popular attractions in the Kraków-Częstochowa Jura is the Trail of the Eagles' Nests. The trail is over 160 kilometers long, runs through two voivodeships (Małopolskie and Śląskie), connects Kraków and Częstochowa. Castles, strongholds and watchtowers built on limestone hills were associated with eagle nests. Below we present you a few places on the Trail that we believe are worth visiting:

Castle in Olsztyn. One of the most recognizable strongholds on the Trail of the Eagles' Nests and located less than 23 km from the Rosochacz Ranch is the Olsztyn Castle. The 35-meter-high cylindrical tower catches the eye from afar. The castle dates from the 13th century and was built as one of the elements of the defense system of Małopolska from the side of Silesia. It underwent a significant expansion during the reign of Casimir the Great. However, the later Swedish Deluge and the Northern War turned out to be disastrous for the Castle, which never later returned to its glory state. Currently, the castle is the background of many cultural events and knight tournaments. Admission to the castle is payable (PLN 7 for adults, PLN 4 for students and retirees).

Castle in Bobolice. Located less than 26 km from the Rosochacz Ranch, the Castle in Bobolice is one of the most famous strongholds on the Trail of the Eagles' Nests. The fortress in Bobolice was built in the 14th century. It was originally a royal castle built on the initiative of Charlemagne. Bobolice belonged to the system of border strongholds intended to defend the Kingdom of Poland against invasions from Silesia. The castle is open to visitors (PLN 15 for adults, PLN 10 for youth and pensioners).

Castle in Mirów. One of the most beautiful buildings on the Jurassic Trail of Eagles' Nests, and 25 kilometers from the Ranch Rosochacz, is the Mirów Castle. The monumental shape of the castle, lying on the hill, makes a great impression. The fortress is one of the oldest defensive structures in the Kraków-Częstochowa Jura. The brick watchtower was built around the 14th century in the times of Casimir the Great. Entry to the castle is payable (PLN 7 for adults, PLN 5 for students and pensioners)

Zamek w Bobolicach

Castle "Bąkowiec" in Morsko. The ruins of the "Bąkowiec" knight's castle in Morsko are located 32 kilometers from the Rosochacz Ranch. The ruins from the 14th-15th century are located in the "Morsko Plus" holiday resort. The two most important Jurassic hiking routes pass nearby: the red-marked Trail of the Eagles' Nests and the blue Trail of Jurassic Strongholds. A trip to the ruins of the castle is worth combining with visiting the Rzędkowickie and Kroczyckie Rocks. Unfortunately, the castle ruins are not open to visitors. You can walk around the castle along the designated path.

Raczyński Palace in Złoty Potok. The beautiful palace located approximately 28 km from the Rosochacz Ranch is undoubtedly a place worth seeing. Rebuilt in the 1850s, on the initiative of the new owner of this place - General Wincenty Krasiński. It was built on the site of a castle, and earlier a fortified manor house with a tower, standing here from the end of the 13th century. In 1857, Zygmunt Krasiński and his family stayed in the palace. The building received its final form at the beginning of the 20th century, after the reconstruction carried out by count Karol Raczyński. The palace is surrounded by a beautiful landscape park.

Krasiński Manor in Złoty Potok, Regional Museum of them. Zygmunt The classicist manor house, erected in the first half of the 19th century, is one of the monuments located in Złoty Potok, 28 km away from the Rosochacz Ranch. Wincenty Krasiński, father of the poet Zygmunt Krasiński, purchased the building in 1851. Currently, the manor house houses a museum.

Ruins of Ogrodzieniec Castle in Podzamcze. Located 37 km from the Rosochacz Ranch, Ogrodzieniec Castle in Podzamcze is the largest stronghold in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. The castle was built in the times of Casimir the Great. It is undoubtedly also one of the most beautiful castles in Poland. The castle is located in the central part of the Jura and is very easily accessible by communication for tourists - the red-marked Eagles' Nests Trail runs nearby. From the beginning of the 20th century, a number of initiatives were taken to protect the picturesque ruins. Currently, they are open to the public, and mass events are also held here. The ruins served several times as film locations, including on the occasion of the production of "Knight", "Janosik", "Zemsta" by Andrzej Wajda or "The Witcher". The recently made illumination of the castle ruins allows you to admire Ogrodzieniec after dark. Then, in a fascinating scenery, ghosts and ghosts stroll the castle, introducing tourists to the legends and stories of this place.

Pieskowa Skała Castle. The castle was built during the reign of Casimir the Great as a Gothic watchtower and was situated on a rock called Dorotka. In the 17th century it was expanded and became a typical Renaissance aristocratic residence. For many years, the castle had different owners and several fires that destroyed it heavily. Only after World War II, in the years 1948-64, thorough research and construction works were carried out. In this way, it has been restored to the appearance of its greatest splendor. The castle is surrounded by a picturesque park, at its foot there are ponds established in the 16th century. Currently, it is the seat of a branch of the Wawel Royal Castle Museum. Pieskowa Skała Castle is located 73 km from the Rosochacz Ranch. Near the ponds there is the most characteristic rock in the entire Jura - Hercules Club.

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The gorge of the Warta near Mstów. The Warta is the third longest river in Poland. Initially, the Warta flows on the edge of the Krakow Upland, but at the height of Częstochowa, it turns sharply to the east, where it breaks through the Jurassic limestones of the Wieluń Upland, creating a picturesque gorge. Behind Mstów, the river gently turns north. The most valuable natural parts of the gorge and the several-kilometer-long section below it are under protection within the Natura 2000 special area of ​​habitat protection. It is located about 35 km from the Rosochacz Ranch.

Zborów Mountain. Located 28 km from the Ranch Rosochacz, Góra Zborów is one of the most interesting viewpoints on the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. The top offers a panorama of the Jurassic landscape, including the nearby Ogrodzieniec, Morsko, Mirów and Bobolice. Interesting rock formations on Góra Zborów resemble the silhouettes of animals and people, which is why their names are derived. We can find here, for example: Miller, Raven, Camel, Nun, Mother, Dad, Doll, Little Grandpa, Buddha.

Okiennik Wielki. Located in Kroczyce, in the village of Piaseczno, 33 km from Rancza Rosochacz, a group of rocks known as Okiennik Wielki. In the huge rock wall, nature "broke" a window - about 7 meters deep and 5 meters in diameter. The Great Window, together with the remaining rocks, forms a vast rubble, resembling the ruins of a castle. Jurassic rocks are the most popular among climbing enthusiasts. They marked out several difficult routes here, for example: "Cosmonaut's Chimney", "Super Action" or "Silesian Pillar".

Twardowski Gate. Located 24 km from the Rosochacz Ranch, the gate is located by the local road leading from Złoty Potok to Siedlec. The Twardowski Gate is a rock form whose shape resembles an ogival gate, located in a beautiful, picturesque area of ​​the Wiercica valley. The gate is considered to be one of the most beautiful rock forms in the Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska.

Falcon Mountains reserve. 24 km from the Rosochacz Ranch and not far from Olsztyn, there is the Falcon Mountains Reserve. Woody and rocky hills with charming limestone rocks and numerous natural peculiarities constitute one of the largest reserves in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland.

Monastery at Jasna Góra. Located 33 km from the Rosochacz Ranch, the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Jasna Góra is the most frequently visited Polish Marian sanctuary and one of the most important in the world. In the monastery complex of the Pauline Fathers, the Byzantine icon is honored with the image of Mary with the Child, which was brought to Częstochowa in the 15th century. Jasna Góra witnessed great historical events, such as the famous defense against the Swedes in the 17th century or the Jasna Góra Weddings of the Polish Nation in 1956.

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Maczuga Herkulesa w Ojcowie

Błędowska desert. Called the "Polish Sahara", located 59 km from the Rosochacz Ranch, the Błędowska Desert is undoubtedly one of the most interesting places to visit. The Błędowska Desert is located in the Eagles' Nests Landscape Park. Even at the beginning of the 20th century, sandstorms and the phenomenon of a mirage could be observed there. In the Błędowska Desert, the filming of the film "Pharaoh" and "In the desert and in the forest" was shot. Its area is under the protection of Natura 2000.

Porajski Lagoon. The reservoir, located less than 5 km from the Rosochacz Ranch, was created as a result of damming the waters of the Warta River. The lagoon in Poraj is a real attraction for tourists looking for active recreation by the water. The Porajski Lagoon is one of the leading Polish artificial water reservoirs in terms of size. At the lagoon, in addition to admiring the beautiful, picturesque views, you can take advantage of many attractions. The lagoon is surrounded by a beautiful sandy beach and a forest. It is possible to rent water and recreational equipment (bicycles, pedal boats, boats, kayaks, sailboats, yachts)

Stowarzyszenie Marina Poraj – wypożyczalnia ul. Wojska Polskiego 71, 42-360 Poraj – Jastrząb tel. 720 795 207, kontakt@marinaporaj.org.pl, www.marinaporaj.org.pl

"MARIO" Water Equipment Rental ul. Zielona 24, 42-360 Jastrząb, phone: 661 868 955, www.mario.veretron.pl

Sports attractions of the Jura Krakowsko -Częstochowska

Jurassic Rope Park: phone number: + 48 608 047 668, Wrzoska 19, 42-253 Złoty Potok

Canoes. Canoeing on the Warta, Biała Przemsza, Czarna Przemsza, Pilica, Liswarta and Wiercica. We invite you to get to know the Jura Krakowsko – Częstochowska from the kayak's perspective.
tel: +48 601 799 141, +48 609 036 486, e-mail: kajaki@tyrolki.pl 

Tourist routes:

  • The Red Trail of the Eagles' Nests, 163.9 km
  • The Blue Trail of Jurassic Strongholds, 154 km
  • The Red Trail of the Eagles' Nests, 163.9 km
  • The Orange Trans-Jurassic Horse Trail, 204 km
  • The Yellow Trail of Jurassic Valleys
  • The yellow trail of Zamonit
Kajak

What can I eat, our subjective guide to local restaurants and more

Wyżywienie
  • Oliwa do pizzy, ul. Kolejowa 2, 42-360 Poraj phone +48 510 510 282
  • Zosieńka 1935, ul. Kąpielowa 1, 42-311 Żarki Letnisko, phone: +48 34 311 12 21
  • Spichlerz Restaurant, ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 2, 42-256 Olsztyn phone: +48 34 328 64 85
  • Dumplings of Babcia Marysia, ul. Lipowa 54A, 42-350 Koziegłówki phone: +48 570 403 303
  • Pstrągarnia w Złotym Potoku, ul. Kościuszki 100, 42-253 Janów phone +48 34 327 80 76
  • Smażalnia pod lasem, ul. Leśna 10, 42-250 Sygontka, phone: +48 604 381 163
  • Cafe Consonni, ul. Zamkowa 9, 42-256 Olsztyn phone: +48 502 461 417

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