Podkarpackie

The Bieszczady Mountains – this is the most common association of the region which on the map of Poland is tucked away in the bottom-right corner. It is precisely this particular location that defines Podkarpackie’s  uniqueness, referred to not only in terms of the outstanding nature that has been preserved here.

The Bieszczady’s mountain range is well known to all of those who often seek a breakaway from the urban bustle, who want to enhance their perspective and those who relax best by wandering on the endless trails surrounded by spectacular nature. Although truly popular, the Bieszczady Mountains are not all that the Podkarpackie region has to offer. The mosaic of attractions also consists of the Low Beskid Mountains, the Carpathian Foothills, the Sandomierz Basin, the South Roztocze and the San River Valley. Each of these places offer a magical experience where wilderness coexist perfectly with harmony. It is a world of exciting impressions at the same time guarantying calmness and peace. Everyone can rest assured that they find here what they came for. 

Visit at Podkarpackie is also a must for anyone who is passionate about history, be it the ancient or the recent one. Situated in Trzcinica near Jasło is the Carpathian Troy where one can discover the numerous traces of the way the settlers lived there more than 4 thousand years ago. The much later evidence of the glory once enjoyed by the region’s noblemen can be appreciated inside the walls of the lordly castles and palaces in Łańcut, Baranów Sandomierski and Krasiczyn. And as far as the multicultural past of this borderland is concerned, there are no better places to visit like the wooden Churches (also Orthodox ones), which include the temple at Haczów, one of the biggest and oldest wooden Gothic Churches in Europe  (on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 2003). Outside of Przemyśl traces of the biggest fortifications in Europe from World War I can be found.

When it comes to preservation of the environment, Podkarpackie ranks at the top in the whole of Poland. Therefore, it allows the visitors to take full advantage and to recover from the negative consequences of living in the modern world. It also enables the flourishing of the eco-farms. The number of those is constantly growing and estimates now suggest the 2500 mark has already been passed. This means the range of organic products available on the local markets is diversified and rich. Podkarpackie is also leading the list of regions where most traditional products and delicacies are registered, there are now 180 of those serving as mouthwatering testimonies to the originality of the local cuisine.

While our region combines beautiful nature with intriguing past and ecology, it has also developed a modern model of economy where high-tech industries play the leading role. Most of the companies that belong to the world-class cluster known as Aviation Valley are located in the region. The cluster produces 90 per cent of the national output of the aerospace industry. In the factory at Mielec the famous Black Hawk helicopters and planes are being put together. The production plant in Rzeszów focuses on engines and other plane components. At Stalowa Wola heavy weaponry is provided for the Polish army and other machinery is also produced. The capital city of the region, Rzeszów, is home to the IT giant Asseco, whereas Przemyśl is where the world famous cosmetics producer Inglot was founded. The company now sells its quality products in prestigious locations around the globe including the Times Square in New York City.

Podkarpackie – is it far?

It is closer that one might think:

- you can reach us by car via A4 highway

- by train from Krakow and Warsaw amongst others

- by plane from Warsaw (as well as from Frankfurt, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, London, Manchester, Oslo and Paris)