Essay by Sonia79 November 2005

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Nowy Sącz is my family city. It is located in the heart of the Beskidy Mountains in the south of Poland. It is only 2 hours away from Zakopane or Krakow - one of the oldest cities in Poland. Near Nowy Sącz, there are 3 nice lakes: Rożnowskie, Czorsztyńskie and Niedzickie. They are all placed in the nice countryside, full of green forests, and have clean water so visitors can swim or sail there. Around Nowy Sącz there are a few rivers but the best known are Dunajec, Poprad, and Kamienica. These beautiful parts of Poland are visited by thousands of tourists every year. We can find a lot of material culture there, which shows the national identity of local people. The main and largest city in this region is Nowy Sącz, founded by Wacław II Czeski in 1292. Also Jan Długosz lived and worked here.

The centre of Nowy Sącz is one of the best places in the city.

It has some interesting buildings, old churches and very modern constructions like banks or shops. You can walk through most of attractions in a day, and the bus service operates frequently and cheaply. In my opinion the most important part of the centre are the castle ruins. This building is about 700 years old and it was completely destroyed during the Second World War. Today this historical area is a popular meeting point of young people, because there is a nice park near the ruins. The centre of Nowy Sącz seems to be a great place to go shopping too. The shops in the Jagiellońska Street show a large collection of usual and unusual products. For example you can buy there exotic goods or some fruit and vegetables. Near the centre of the town there are many exclusive...