Krynica

  • Krynica-Zdrój

    One of the best known Polish resorts, located in the Beskid Sądecki. Ever since 1967, the town has played host to the European Jan Kiepura Festival devoted to the opera and the operetta; since 1990, it has also been the venue of regular meetings between Central and Eastern European politicians and entrepreneurs known as the "Economic Forum".

    Krynica-Zdrój

    Krynica-Zdrój

    One of the best known Polish resorts, located in the Beskid Sądecki. Ever since 1967, the town has played host to the European Jan Kiepura Festival devoted to the opera and the operetta; since 1990, it has also been the venue of regular meetings between Central and Eastern European politicians and entrepreneurs known as the "Economic Forum".

    Pic. Katarzyna Janota

  • Józef Ignacy Kraszewski

    The extremely popular and prolific author of novels tackling a variety of social and historical themes (he wrote as many as 232 books!) visited Krynica in 1866. In 1879, the year which marked the half-century of Kraszewski's artistic activity, Krynica joined in the nationwide celebrations. On the 1st of August 1881, a bench-shaped monument with the poet's bust (designed by Wojciech Gerson) was erected in the local park. Local tradition has it that this was the writer's favourite spot during his stay in the town. In 1905, the stucco bust was replaced with a bronze one.

    Józef Ignacy Kraszewski

    The extremely popular and prolific author of novels tackling a variety of social and historical themes (he wrote as many as 232 books!) visited Krynica in 1866. In 1879, the year which marked the half-century of Kraszewski's artistic activity, Krynica joined in the nationwide celebrations. On the 1st of August 1881, a bench-shaped monument with the poet's bust (designed by Wojciech Gerson) was erected in the local park. Local tradition has it that this was the writer's favourite spot during his stay in the town. In 1905, the stucco bust was replaced with a bronze one.

    Kraszewski's sojourn in the resort bore fruit in the form of Wielki nieznajomy. Obrazy naszych czasów, a novel published in instalments in Tygodnik Mód i Nowości between 1871 and 1872. The plot of the novel is set in the summer of 1866; it centres on Gabriel Pilawski, a mysterious guest at one of the local hotels, and the Domskie ladies (mother and daughter) from Berlin, depicted in the social whirlwind of the health resort.