Lesser Poland
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ABOUT
It’s presumably the most attractive region of Poland, lying along the southern border, surrounded by Slovakia. Not only historic Krakow, the gem of Polish cities, draws the attention of tourists. There are breathtaking mountains along the southern edge, such as the Tatra, Alpine massive with the highest peak of the country, lovely and rural Beskid Sadecki or picturesque Pieniny. There are popular resorts there, with Zakopane being the unofficial capital of winter sports. Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska in the northern area of the Province is a paradise for climbers due to the amazing rock formations, some of them topped with castle ruins. Two other places not to be missed await near Krakow – an outstanding salt mine in Wieliczka and the former concentration camp of Auschwitz, a site for memory and reflection.