It is a good idea to start the visit from Podkarpackie Museum at 16, Piłsudskiego St. where you can see a lot of fascinating exhibits and learn many interesting facts which may turn useful during the tour of the city




The next stop could be at the early Baroque belfry, where you can see the third largest bell in Poland. From the viewing platform you can admire the panorama of the city.


Krosno is mainly famous for its glass products, therefore you should definitely visit Glass Heritage Centre (1, Blich street). Here you can learn about the over 90-year long traditions of glass manufacturing, watch the processes of glass production and see what work is performed  along the manufacturing line at the glass factory.


The city has a large town square with late Gothic and Baroque houses, dating from the 16th to the 18th century, later reconstructed and altered significantly. The richly ornamented houses with arcades bear witness to affluence of the town in the past. At the town square you can take a break in one of the many restaurants.


The city hosts a number of exciting events, e.g. Mountain Balloon Competitions; Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial “Z krosna do Krosna” – attracting artists from many countries; Wine Festival as well as Karpackie Klimaty Festival.


In the nearby village of Chorkówka, Ignacy Łukasiewicz launched industrial exploitation of crude oil – in 1905 a large oil refinery was built here.



Places worth seeing in Krosno:

Glass Heritage Centre

Ethnocenter of the Krosno Region

Private Museum of the Subcarpathian Battlefields

Craft Museum

Bishops’ Palace – Podkarpackie Museum

St. Adalbert’s church

Camper Park in Krosno

  • parish church of the Holy Trinity

  • Franciscan church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • late Baroque Capuchin church and monastery of the Elevation of the Holy Cross

  • church of Our Lady of Częstochowa, from 1779–1781

  • town square (Rynek) and old townhouses

  • overlord’s house from the late 1400s (7, Rynek)

  • Portius house from the 1500s (27, Rynek)

  • house from the 1500s (5, Rynek)

  • house under a clock (1, Rynek)

  • fountain

  • statue of Marshal Józef Piłsudski

  • former Jesuit college, today housing State Higher School of Vocational Education

  • building of the court of justice (12, Sienkiewicza St.)

  • building of the District Council, today Krosno City Office (3, Staszica St.)

  • former building of Loan and Savings Society (1, Kapucyńska St.)

  • building of the First Domestic Factory of Tower Clocks (19, Piłsudskiego St.), today Museum of Crafts

  • Museum of the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver in Krosno

  • fragments of defensive walls

  • house of Stanisław Bergman (an artist), from 1903–1904 (3, Staszica St.)

  • building of Mikołaj Kopernik Secondary School (2, Skargi St.)

  • house of Andrzej Lenik, a sculptor (6, Lwowska St.)

  • statue of Ignacy Łukasiewicz (Konstytucji 3 Maja Square)

  • statue of Mikołaj Kopernik (P. Skargi St.)

  • papal cross and monument of John Paul II (Bieszczadzka St.)

  • Museum of Automotive Industry at the Complex of Secondary Schools no. 3 (5, Tysiąclecia St.)



Photo: Karolina Flejszar