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W kolebce przemysłu naftowego

In the cradle of the oil industry

In the cradle of the oil industry
Gorlice was the hometown of the inventor of the kerosene lamp, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, while the surroundings of the city are one of the world’s oldest petroleum extraction regions. Cycling along the green bicycle trail, all the time on asphalt roads, you will be reminded about the area’s industrial tradition by the characteristic pump jacks, still extracting oil. You can also see a few precious architectural gems along the way. In Sękowa, there is a UNESCO-listed wooden church, while in Męcina Wielka and in the Wapienne health resort – wooden Orthodox churches. Beautiful wooden churches can also be admired in Wójtowa and in Libusza. While visiting the latter, make sure to see the private Oil Industry Museum (Muzeum Przemysłu Naftowego). It is also worth taking a small detour to Biecz (via Korczyna, no trail), a beautiful old town with numerous historic monuments. Return to the route on the same road, and then go back to Gorlice through Kobylanka.
Gorlice – Sękowa – Męcina Wielka – Wapienne – Wójtowa – Libusza (Biecz) – Kobylanka – Gorlice
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Gorlice Region turystyczny: Małopolska
Tourist subregion: Beskidzki
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