Szczawnica is one of the most beautiful and oldest health centres in Poland. It is picturesque and situated in the Grajcarek valley between the chain of Pieniny and Beskid Sadecki, just 110 km from Krakow. Szczawnica is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful places in the region.
The name of the village comes from acidic waters called “szczawy” by the Highlanders. The village's name was firstly recorded in the early sixteenth century. By the end of the eighteenth century Szczawnica was part of the Czorsztyński County. In 1839, Jozef Stefan Szalay took over the administration of Szczawnica property which is when the development of the spas began.
Szczawnica, in every season, offers its visitors and tourists a variety of activities. In winter it is ideal for winter sports enthusiasts. During the summer, spring and autumn, Szczawnica invites amateur mountain hikers, canoeing enthusiasts and those who seek close contact with nature.
During your rest in Szczawnica you can also appreciate numerous cultural and artistic attractions. Szczawnica is also famous for its delicious dishes based on local recipes, local cheese and rich flavoursome honey. Traditional taverns and restaurants attract even the most demanding food lovers with their local delicacies.