Observation towers are perfect places to admire scenic views, cities, and mountain landscapes. They provide excellent conditions for observation, sometimes in places previously unadapted for this
The scenery of the wildest corners of the Bieszczady
The newest observation tower in the area is located at the top of Jeleniowaty (907 m) in the Western Bieszczady. After climbing 170 stairs, you reach the observation deck with the landscape of this part of Podkarpacie: the Upper San Valley, Halicz, Kopa Bukowska, Bukowe Berdo, Połonina Wetlińska, Połonina Caryńska, Smerek and also the Ukrainian part of the Bieszczady Mountains. In good weather, you can also see Gorgany (Ukraine). The structure is 34 m high and is located about 2 km from the border with Ukraine. Nearby is the place commemorating the massacre in the Brenzberg forester’s lodge near Muczne, from where you can get to the tower.
See „the Bieszczady Sea”
The shining waters of the Lake Solina, Tarnica, the Borżawa Range in Ukraine - these unique places can be seen from the observation tower located at the top of Korbania (894 m) in the Western Bieszczady Mountains. Reaching the attraction is very simple and even children can handle it. It is a good idea to leave the car in the parking lot in Bukowiec, where it is worth seeing the ruins of the Orthodox church. From there, you can follow the green path to the tower, which should take about an hour. After the excitement that the views provide, everyone will deserve a bit of rest. Picnic sheds, benches and a tourist shelter located nearby will make this possible.
ON THE WAY IN BIESZCZADY
Climb to the top of the monastery
On the way to the Bieszczady Mountains, it is worth visiting tiny Zagórz with the impressive ruins of the Discalced Carmelites Monastery. It was erected on Mount Mariemont (345 m) and for several years its top has been crowned with an observation tower. Apart from the possibility of admiring the old walls from a great height, you will be delighted with the picturesque views of the Osława River, the Słonne Mountains, and the Western Bieszczady. The monastery garden also looks stunning from this perspective. The building itself is one of the few examples of fortified monasteries in Poland and in the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Getting to the attraction is not complicated. Behind the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Zagórska, just turn into Klasztorna Street, which will lead you to your destination.
THE LOW BESKIDS
The tower unlike any other
On the outskirts of the Czarnorzeki-Strzyżów Landscape Park, there is an observation tower with an original appearance. The brick walls, sometimes made of stone, and the wooden roof remind one of a castle tower. In such circumstances, you can admire the views of the Low Beskids, Bieszczady, and Krosno. The works of artists are presented on the ground floor of the three-story tower, and on the first floor there is a permanent exhibition of photographs of Korczyna and Czarnorzeki. You can get here along narrow asphalt paths from Korczyna, Czarnorzeki, or Kombornia.
A hike rewarded with beautiful landscapes
The massif of Cergowa is a richly forested ridge of the Low Beskids, shrouded in numerous brigand legends and dotted with caves. The highest of its three peaks rises to the height of 716 m. This is where the tower is located, the style of which is inspired by the tradition of oil extraction in the region, resembling a Canadian derrick. From the height of 22 meters, tourists can see the Low Beskids, the Carpathian Foothills with the Jasielsko-Sanockie Pits, the Slovak Carpathians and the Tatra Mountains. The tower can be reached by routes, sometimes steep climbs, from the villages of: Dukla, Jasionka, Lubatowa, Zawadka Rymanowska, and Nowa Wieś. On the north-west slope of the mountain there is a small attraction – “the Golden Well”, which is a place of worship for St. John of Dukla.
A spiritual walk towards beautiful views
The peak of Grzywacka Mountain (567 m) in the Dukla Beskid is crowned with a steel structure called the Millennium Cross. At a height of 12 m, there is a viewing platform with a breathtaking panorama of the Słonne Mountains, the Jasielskie Foothills, Cergowa, and even the Tatra Mountains. A 7-meter-high cross rises above the platform. It is not only called “millennium”, due to the construction period at the turn of the 2nd and 3rd millenia, but also “papal” to commemorate the 7th pilgrimage of John Paul II, who wandered here as a young priest, to Poland. There is a road leading to the attraction from the town of Kąty, along which the Passion stations are located, giving the opportunity to practice both active and religious tourism.
THE CAPITAL OF PODKARPACKIE
The capital of Podkarpacie at your fingertips
Driving along the national road No. 94 towards Łańcut, right when you leave Rzeszów, you can turn to Malawa, from where you will reach Magdalenka Hill (394 m). This is the first hill of the Dynów Foothills, crowned with a modern observation tower from whichyou can see Rzeszów, planes travelling to the airport in Jasionka, Łańcut, and also the Tatra Mountains under favorable conditions. The historic church of St. Mary Magdalene, which is best photographed from the platform, is also located nearby. There is also the Colonel Leopold Lis-Kula red tourist and historical trail, the Via Regia pilgrimage route and the Green Velo bicycle route passing through Magdalenka. A playground for children has also been constructed there.