Rabka-Zdrój is a health resort dedicated to children. It is called the "City of the Children of the World" for a reason. The town is situated in the picturesque Raba Valley. It is surrounded by Gorce, Beskid Wyspowy and Beskid Żywiecki. The treasure of the region are brines mined here in the Middle Ages, when the surrounding towns belonged to the Cistercians from Szczyrzyc. The healing properties of the waters, however, were proven only in the 18th century, and the spa was developed in the 19th century thanks to the Zubrzycki family, who gave it the atmosphere of Swiss resorts. At the end of the 19th century, the Tuberculosis Treatment Center for Children was established here (the third in Europe), which operated even during the war. Since then, Rabka has become famous as a health resort for children and it is still the case today. The Rabkoland Amusement Park established here also had a great influence on it.
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- Gliwice - Katowice - Krakow - Rabka-Zdrój (Flixbus - https://www.flixbus.pl/)
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- Łódź - Rabka-Zdrój (Flixbus - https://www.flixbus.pl/)
KRAKÓW - RABKA-ZDRÓJ:
Myślenice - the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Myślenice
Rabka-Zdrój - it is worth visiting Rabkoland and, apart from having fun, see the Museum of the Order of the Smile and the Museum of Records and Curiosities. In Rabka there is also the Museum of Highlanders and Robbers, where interesting workshops are conducted, and a wooden church with the seat of the Museum of Władysław Orkan. It is also worth taking a walk in the Spa Park and visiting the brine graduation towers located there.
Chabówka - Open Air Museum of Rolling Stock and retro trains
Nowy Targ - the capital of Podhale, hides many monuments related to the culture of highlanders. Famous markets are organized here and you can eat the best ice cream in the area.
Ludźmierz - the Sanctuary of Our Lady Queen of Podhale
Łopuszna - a village in Podhale with the House of Remembrance of Fr. Józef Tischner
The Church of Michael the Archangel in Dębno - a gothic, wooden church entered on the UNESCO list.
Gorczański National Park - beautiful mountain routes protected by the National Park.
Poręba Wielka - Educational Center of the Gorce National Park
Turbacz - the highest peak of the Gorce Mountains, from which you can watch the Tatra Mountains.
Sucha Beskidzka - a beautiful Renaissance castle and the famous Karczma Rzym.
Therms : Chochołowskie, Szaflary, Gorący Potok, Bukowina, Termy Bania in Białka Tatrzańska,
Wooden Architecture Trail : Church of St. Wojciech Bishop and Martyr in Krzeczów, Church of the Holy Apostles Simon and Jude Tadeusz in Łętownia, Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Kasina Wielka, Church of St. Szymon and Jude Tadeusz the Apostles in Dobra, Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Jurków, Church of St. Anthony in Sieniawa, the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Spytkowice.
It is worth coming to Rabka with children, because this spa is dedicated to them, although adults will also find something for themselves here. It is worth trying many children's attractions: games in Rabkoland or workshops prepared especially for them. Retro trains running from Chabówka are also an extremely interesting attraction. Being in Rabka, you must go to Gorce - the routes are of varying difficulty, as well as to the Gorce National Park, which protects the beautiful nature. It is also worth getting to know the tradition of Gorczan highlanders at various regional events, as well as trying the Gorce cuisine - delicious dishes are served, for example, in nearby Ochotnica.
In Rabka Zdrój you treat with healing water, but also with the climate and the surrounding nature. The treatments include, of course, drinking water, saline baths, inhalations, physiotherapy, kinesiotherapy, light therapy and massages. Various specialist procedures recommended by doctors are also performed in Rabka, but walking in the surrounding forests and mountains is also recommended. Children with cardiological diseases and hypertension (cardiology), respiratory tract diseases, bronchial asthma, allergies, rheumatological diseases, orthopedic and traumatic diseases, diabetes and obesity are treated here. Adults in Rabka will find help in cardiovascular diseases and hypertension, respiratory system diseases, peripheral vascular diseases, rheumatological and orthopedic and traumatic diseases, as well as diabetes and obesity.