Spa and natural environment on the example of szczawnica

key words: tourism, spa, natural environment, tourist potential


In the elaboration attention has been paid to Szczawnica, a town in Mało-polskie province, Nowy Targ poviat, located in one of the most beautiful spots in the South Poland, where Pieniny Mountains meet Beskid Sądecki, in the valley of Grajcarka stream, tributary of Dunajec. Since the half of 19th century it has been a famous spa, functioning for almost 200 years. In 2005 by court's ruling the spa returned to its prewar owners - the family of Stadniccy counts. Carried out anal-yses, on-site visits, stocktaking, local surveys enabled learning more about the place, bringing closer its general potential, enabled drawing proper conclusions, especially in the context of tourist potential including spa potential of this special place, taking into consideration first of all unique natural environment.


Gonda-Soroczyńska E., Przybyła K. 2011. Spa and natural environment on the example of szczawnica. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2011/ 10