Panorama of Muszyna. Photo by: Krzysztof Burghardt, Panorama Muszyny, CC BY-SA 3.0


56 km NE, 38 km NE, 144 km NV, 11 km NE, 69 km NV, 43 km NV, 107 km NV, 28 km NV, 35 km NV, 45 km NV, 88 km NV


5.000 (2008)

Location and history

Muszyna is located in the southern part of the Malopolska region, near the Slovak border, in the Poprad River Valley. The small town is surrounded by the mountains of Beskid Sądecki and is itself situated at an altitude of approx. 450 m. To the northwest lies the larger town of Nowy Sącz.

The rise of the city is connected with the so-called “Hungarian” trade route that passed through the Poprad Valley in the Middle Ages. The site is first mentioned in 1209. In 1288 Muszyna was transferred to the diocese of Kraków. In the 14th century. becomes the city royal property. Commercial rights gained the city in 1340. In 1391 the Polish king Władysław Jagiełło returned the city to the diocese of Kraków. After that, the area gained a kind of independent status with its own administration, soldiers and the judiciary, called “Muszyna State”. Muszyna remained the property of the diocese until 1781. After the partition of Poland, the city became the property of the Austrian state.

The planting on the square in Muszyna

Tourist attractions

The ruins of the castle (from the 14th century) that belonged to the star oysters below “Muszyna State”.

Great man's residence at the castle (Podzamkowy zespół dworski)
Great man's residence at the castle from the 18th-19th century. with the star cheese's accommodation, the inn (now a museum) and the guard room.

St. Joseph's Church
The church from the 17th century. is in Baroque style with Gothic sculptures.

Protected townhouses from the 19th-20th century. in ul.Kościelna.

Saint Jan Nepomucen and Saint Florian Chapels
in the square (from the transition between the 18th and 19th century)

The health resort .
Muszyna has been a health resort since 1930. The natural resources of the city and its surroundings include the health-giving mineral water springs. The water is used as drinking water, as bathing water and other healing purposes at health centers; in addition, it is filled with bottles in local mineral water companies. There is free access to enjoy the mineral spring water in a spa house (pijalnia).

Surrounding Area

Besides in the Muszyna itself there is health centers in Żegiestów and Złockie.

In winter you can ski in the surrounding area; there is lifts at 5 smaller locations near the city.
In summer you can use hiking and biking trails for tourists.

Greek Catholic Churches (Cerkwie)
In many smaller localities there are former Greek Catholic churches, belonging to the Russian minority, such as Powroźnik (the oldest of the 17th century), Andrzejówka, Milik, Dubne, Leluchów, Jastrzębik, Szczawnik, Złockie, iestegiestów and Wojkowa.

Żegiestów Zdrój (about 11 km west of Muszyna)
The village of iestegiestów with the spa town of iestegiestów Zdrój lies in the mountains west of Muszyna – high above the river of the Poprad River; In the spa town, which has a long tradition behind it, there is a large spa house, several sanatoriums and springs whose healing water is especially high in magnesium.

Muszyna – with versions in Polish, English, German, Ukrainian and Slovak. – With practical information for tourists

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Muszyna – with versions in Polish, English, German, Ukrainian and Slovak. – With practical information for tourists

Other Internet sites and sources

Muszyna – with versions in Polish, English, German, Ukrainian and Slovak

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