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At the foot of the Low Beskids

At the foot of the Low Beskids

Travelling from Nowy Sącz to the east, in the direction of the Beskid hills, it is worth paying a visit to the biggest heritage park in Małopolska, i.e. Sądecki Ethnographic Park. The most interesting village in the Low Beskids is Łosie, once famous for the production of grease (used as a medication or lubricant). Today the Lemko culture and the travels of “greasers” from Łosie in particular, is portrayed at a permanent exhibition and along the walking trail. Near Łosie the Ropa River is separated with a dam, which creates the Klimkówka Lake (conducive to windsurfing). In the Ropa Valley, 34 km from Nowy Sącz, lies the town of Szymbark, known for its interesting heritage park and the manor of the Gładysz family, a fortified gentry residence from the 16th century. A few kilometres further, in Gorlice, you may wish to see the manor house of the Karwacjan family from the 15th century, and a monument of the first street oil lamp, commemorating its inventor, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, who was born in Gorlice.

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