What to do in Szczyrk and nearby

Szczyrk is one of the most popular mountain resorts in Poland. Thanks to significant breakthrough investments in the last few years contributing to its growth, the town can now pride on many attractions and is full of life all year round.


In addition to perfectly prepared ski routes that make Szczyrk popular (over 40 km covered by shared ski pass!), tourists of all ages can enjoy a variety of exciting attractions. Many of them are located in the immediate vicinity or very close to Goorskie. We also strongly encourage you to see various interesting spots situated further away, in Bielsko Biała, Wisła, Ustroń, Żywiec or Zator. It will be useful to consult local Tourist Information, situated 450 metres from Goorskie. A young, competent and friendly staff will help you plan a perfect day full of attractions.

Tourist attractions in Szczyrk

  • Promenade along the Żylica river (right next to Goorskie) – is a year-round bicycle and walking path along the Żylica river. You can start your walking or cycling trip at the Town Hall in Szczyrk. In winter, you can try cross-country skiing here.

  • Saint Jacobs square (about 200 m) – is a picturesque market square in the centre of Szczyrk, with a restaurant, fountain, stream, small beach, benches and bicycle stands. Municipal events and bazaars take place here regularly.

  • Cross-country bike and skiing route (approx. 750 m) – is a public, year-round route, almost 2 km long, situated at Sosnowa Street in Szczyrk. It was designed for cross-country biking and skiing lovers.

  • Central Sports Centre (approx. 750 m) – is a sports centre with an indoor swimming pool, public sports and entertainment hall, wellness centre, stadium, sports fields and tennis courts.

  • Enduro type bicycle routes (Hala Skrzyczeńska) – consist of 13 km of enduro type routes for cyclists of various levels. They can be accessed by lifts from the lower station or from Hala Skrzyczeńska.

  • Skalite Ski jumping complex (in the vicinity) – with 3 ski jumps (K-95, K-70 and K-40), hosts regular training sessions of leading Polish ski jumpers as well as national and international competitions.

  • Amphitheatre in Szczyrk (in the vicinity) – is a host to various cultural and entertainment events, including prestigious folk festival The Beskid Culture Week, organised for over half a century.

  • Cable car to Hala Skrzyczeńska (approx. 1.9 km to the lower station) – is a modern 10-person cable car that transports tourists from the lower station Szczyrk Gondola to Hala Skrzyczeńska at 1000 metres above sea level, offering a spectacular view over the Beskids’ peaks.

  • Cableway to Skrzyczne (about 1.9 km) – is a modern, year-round cableway with 4-person sofas. It runs on two sections: Szczyrk-Jaworzyna and Jaworzyna-Skrzyczne, taking tourists to the highest peak of the Beskid Śląski.

  • Beskid Sport Arena (approx. 2.4 km) – is a year-round sports and recreation centre offering the Beskid Cable Car, 2 lifts, 4 routes of varying difficulty and total length of over 3 km as well as the biggest bike rental in Szczyrk.

  • Sanctuary of Our Lady of Poland „Na Górce” – is one of the most important worship places in Szczyrk, built in 1912 at the site of apparition. There is a Grotto of the Virgin Mary with a spring.

  • Sanctuary of St James the Apostle – is the church built over 2 centuries ago, which makes it the oldest architectural monument in Szczyrk. It has a magnificent pulpit, a stone baptismal font, an original stoup from 1800 and a painting from the 17th century.

  • Bator Art Gallery I and II (approx. 1.5 km / approx. 700 m) – are the largest private galleries of modern art in southern Poland, founded by Barbara and Mirosław Bator. The exhibitions cover the works of over 130 artists. Gallery I is part of the cultural heritage route.

  • Museum of Technology (approx. 2.7 km) – located on the way to Klimczok is the regional chamber of technology with the largest collections of old motorcycles, vintage valve radios, record players and everyday objects from 19th and 20th century in the Beskids.

  • Adventure Beskid Park (approx. 1 km) – includes a ropes course with obstacles suspended in the trees, a mini park for children (3+), a large sandpit, inflatables and a relaxation space with deckchairs and tables.

  • Beskidarts Creative Space (approx. 1.1 km) – is intended as a meeting place with artists and a space for workshops and artistic events. You can not only admire the exhibits but also buy certain hand-made objects.

  • CHATA TAJEMNIC Escape Room (approx. 20 m) – is a new spot in Szczyrk worth visiting, where you can spend your time in an active and creative way.

  • Stable Eliksir (approx. 1.9 km) – is a stud farm situated at the foot of Skalite and Skrzyczne mountains. There are 25 horses, a goat, sheep, pig, ducks, geese, turkeys and rabbits waiting for guests, all children-friendly.

We will be happy to help you plan a perfect stay in Goorskie.



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