Alwernia’s city arms


36 km V,
20 km NV, 40 km SV, 19 km NV, 32 km NV, 51 km SE, 49 km SV, 32 km E, 19 km NE, 56 km SE, 42 km N, 30 km SV, 34 km SE, 22 km NV, 28 km SV, 15 km SV



Location and history

Alwernia is located between Kraków and Chrzanów, a few kilometers south of the Kraków-Katowice motorway. The town, which, despite its small size, was granted commercial property rights in 1993, is known as a resort.

Tourist attractions

Church and Monastery of the Bernadine Order.
The monastery and monastery church were built in the Baroque style in 1630-1676 with later remodels, including the tower from about 1900; the complex includes a cemetery with chapels from 1754-58.
The relatively large and beautiful square is also a well-maintained park dominated by a group of old oaks. The square houses wooden houses with archways from the 17th and 18th centuries. A street leads from the square to the monastery and the church.
Małopolska Fire Department Museum .
The museum, established in 1953, displays fire extinguishing equipment, vehicles and other effects from different periods of time and different parts of the region.

Surrounding Area

Alwernia is surrounded by the landscape park “Rudniański Park Krajobrazowy”. The river Wisła runs along the western and southern boundary of the park (6-7 km southwest and south of Alwernia).
Kwaczała (4 km west of Alwernia)
At this village exist “The petrified forest” with petrified trunks of trees (of the species araucaria) that have grown in this place for approx. 220 million years ago.
Wygiełzów. (9 km west of Alwernia)
Open Air Museum (Nadwiślański Park Etnograficzny) in the village of Wygiełzów west of Babice. Here you have collected examples of wooden buildings, characteristic of western Małopolska, especially rural houses – including complete farms – but also churches. Some buildings date back to the 16th century. –

Gmina Alwernia – with practical information for tourists


Gmina Alwernia – with practical information for tourists

Other Internet sites and sources

Gmina Alwernia

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