3GeographyKrosno is on the river Wisłok. Slovakia is about 40 kilometres south, and Ukraine is about 85 kilometres east of the city. It is located in the heartland of the Doły (Pits), and its average altitude is 310 metres above sea level although there are some hills located within the confines of the city.Neighbouring municipalities are: Korczyna, Krościenko Wyżne, Miejsce Piastowe, Chorkówka, Jedlicze, and Wojaszówka
7Krosno- a charming town in the Podkarpacie region, founded by king Kazimierz Wielki in the half of the 16th century. During the period of its prosperity (At the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries) it was known as Small Cracow. Once a Hungarian wine and linen trade centre, later the cradle of the oil industry, nowadays, the biggest production centre of ornamental and practical glassware. Through the main attraction of the town, which have a great historical, cultural and tourist value, leads the route called The Cultural Heritage of Krosno’s Route.
9Market Square – the centre of the Old Town- is surrounded by the period houses, some of which have still retained characteristic arcades. Most of them have cellars where the wine used to be stored Most noteworthy are:The Wójtowska tenementThe Robert Wojciech Portius tenementCuria praetoriana
12Sub- Carpathian Museum is situated in the Bishops’ palace, the Old residance of the bishops from Przemyśl The museum has the richest collection of the kerosene lamps in Europe. Moreover, exhibit items showing the history of Krosno and Podkarpacie, production of the artists from Krosno from the 19th and 20th centuries, and the glassware from Podkarpacie are gathered here.
22…glassmakingKrosno with its surroundings is the biggest glass-field in Poland. There are dozens of companies involved in production and decoration of glassware.Glassware is the most popular kind of souvenirs bought by tourists visiting Krosno
25…sport International Mountain Balloon Contest in Krosno The most picturesgue event in Krosno with several dozens of balloon teams from a dozen of countries participating. The contest is accompanied by numerous concerts, artistic performances, acrobatic manoeuvres and night balloon show. Aeroplane and glider flights over the town are organised.
28Something sweet for everyone… Krosno is famous for excellent confectionary and word-famous cakes. Sweet- smelling croissants and crunchy buns will satisfy the appetities of the most demanding clients and the taste of ice cream and different confectionary delicacies will stay in your mind for a long time.
31IT’S SO GOOD TO HAVE A NEIGHBOUR Krosno and its surroundings create perfect conditions for spending leisure time. The landscape, natural environment and cultural values decides about the year - long attractiveness of this region.
34THE CLOSENESS OF THE NATURE The nature reserve Prządki in Czarnorzeki. It involves a group of sandy rocks which have fanciful shapes. In the vicinity of the nature reserve there are a few natural paths. One of them leads up the Dział mountain, from the top of which there is an extensive panorama of the Krośnieńska Valley.
36CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL HERITAGE The ruins of tha 14th century Kamieniec castle in Odrzykoń. The remains of the greatest stronghold in South- East Poland. The events which were the inspiration for Fredro’s Zemsta took place here.
40Churches in Haczów and Blizne Churches in Haczów and Blizne. Wooden gothic temples of a framework structure, signed up on the UNESCO list of the world’s cultural Heritage. Inside precious fragments of polychrome are preserved.
43Open-air Ethnographic Museum of the Oil Industry in Bóbrka Open-air Ethnographic Museum of the Oil Industry in Bóbrka. A place were in 1854 Ignacy Łukasiewicz established first petroleum mine in the World. One can see here, among many others, the oldest mineshaft Franek from 1860 as well as oil and natural gas exploitation devices.