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View of two knights in armour duelling in a castle courtyard. There are people watching them performing on wooden galleries and stairs attached to the stone and brick walls making the background.

The 3-day events’ mania.

How about a special weekend in Małopolska in mid-September? Whether you decide to spend it with a group of friends, on your own, or with a family, you will find a lot of attractions at Juromania: three days’ worth of revelries commemorating a difficult historical heritage and introducing you to a picturesque region. More

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View of a huge salt chamber – chapel enclosed with a wall with an altar, whose walls bear numerous sculptures and bas-reliefs. Crystal salt chandeliers hang from the ceiling. There is a salt figure of a man, facing the chapel and standing with his back to the viewer, on the left-hand side on the first plane, above the stairs leading to the chapel.

Where the salary comes from.

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the word “salary”? And why people are “worth their salt”? The answer lies in the value of the mineral when it was necessary for food preservation, and consequently, for surviving winters. As salt, the “white gold”, difficult to obtain, because it lay only in few places deep under the ground, the price of the commodity skyrocketed, making it an important currency, and yes, you could be paid in salt, hence the word “salary”. More

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A drone-eye view of a limestone castle standing on a hill among plenty of trees. Below and behind it, there is a lake, on whose far bank the ruined Czorsztyn Castle stands. The sky above the reservoir and distant line of hills is blue with tufty clouds.

Homes to the Kings and Knights of Yore (and one Dragon).

Were castles really what popular culture makes them? The grandest were symbols of power, and places of ostensible splendour and considerable comfort, yet many of the lesser ones were just watchtowers guarding major trading routes, where none of these were available. In times of trouble, they all provided places of refuge. More

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A view of a stunning, ancient wooden church standing in the Polish Carpathians. The body of the church consists of the chancel with an adjacent sacristy, nave, and a porch surmounted with a tall tower. There is a beautiful flowering tree in the foreground on the right. The sky over the church is slightly overcast.

Cherished vintage architecture.

Experience the enchanting journey through time by visiting the hidden gems of Małopolska, where you can immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance of the centuries past. Discover the treasure trove of perfectly preserved wooden architecture, some dating back as far as 1141 – the time of the Crusades. Picture the awe-inspiring churches, early Gothic masterpieces, nestled amidst picturesque landscapes. More

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