Spring into life in Małopolska
Why not come for relaxation and beauty to a place long known for its beauty and tranquillity? Małopolska’s mountains abound with mineral springs. The spas that have developed around them meld eternal nature with decades of human experience. More
It all started around 150 years ago when the curative properties of plentiful mineral springs were discovered. Soon their water was examined in the prime universities of Europe: nearby Kraków and, notably, France. Proven to exceed the French and Swiss in both the quality of their composition and the amount of wholesome elements, they began to attract more and more people. Soon spas developed around the chief springs which were used for medicinal purposes. Easy to recognise by the word Zdrój (old Polish for “spring”) in the name, places like Krynica-Zdrój and Szczawnica became highly fashionable resorts for the elite of 120 years ago.
Their greatest treasure is the waters, which have been there for millions of years but the knowhow has only accrued in the decades since their discovery. The most recent additions are the comfortable hotels and modern facilities that make the whole break more comfortable and which offer a variety of treatments. The list is long, so perhaps pour yourself your favourite drink (why not a glass of mineral water) before choosing the Małopolska spa that suits you best.