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Recommended excursions to all those who for many years lived permanently in Italy. Trips to the Polish are very unique and colorful – hence looking for an Italian online passwords: guida turistica Cracovia you sure that you hit on a good deal.

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The first real Socialist town of Nowa Huta

Visit the communist town of Nowa Huta which was built as a symbol of industrial Poland (apartment Krakow). The construction started in 1950s and to complete it lots of workers were brought from other small towns and villages. The location was chosen with the purpose to eliminate clerical and conservative elements which were still present in the Cracow’s inhabitants’ minds.

From the very beginning Nowa Huta was thought to be a huge centre of heavy industry and it was populated mostly by industrial workers from the Vladimir Lenin Steelworks, the biggest tobacco factory in Poland or a huge cement factory.

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Sigismund’s Chapel – a funerary chapel of the last Jagiellons

Sigismund’s Chapel is located in the Wawel Castle, joined to the southern wall of the Wawel Cathedral.  It is considered to be the purest example if the Renaissance style. This funerary chapel was built between 1519 – 1533 by the Italian architect Bartolommeo Berrecci and its construction was financed by the king Sigismund I the Old.

The chapel has a square base and stands out with its golden dome. Inside visitors can see the tombs of the king Sigismund I the Old and his children – the king Sigismund II Augustus and the queen Anna Jagiellon.

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Hucul horses – a breed to meet

Hucul horses are known of their strength and intelligence, and even though they are small, they can be really resistant. You can meet them in Tarnów, where they are mostly breeded.

A really, really strong horse

Hucul horses is a breed famous for its vigour, strength and persistence – way back it was used to carry heavy load for a long distance, without stopping. The horses come from the mountain region of Karpaty so no wonder they managed! Nowadays, because of their gentleness and intelligence, they are used in hippotherapy which job is to treat neurological and sensory disorders with the horse’s help.

Characteristics, colour and competition

As the horse is most often characterized by its colour, in this case most desired are the grey ones with black or brown markings. Brown breed is not even included in the Stud Book (it concerns mostly males). With their height, Hucul horses are classified as ponies but it doesn’t mean they aren’t strong! They are very versatile and learn really fast – they can also be used in various competitions, e.g. in the Hucul route full of obstacles like steep roads, hurdles and mazes.

Choose the best one

The breed was mainly cultivated in the Hucul region, in the eastern part of the Karpaty Mountains. Since the beginning of 20th century, Polish Association of Hucul Horses heads the registering and other procedures concerning the breed. Also, if you’re interested in additional activities, you can take part in the annual Polish Youth Championship of Hucul Horses in Klikowa near Tarnów on which all the enthusiasts gather, mark and choose the best horses.

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