Łąki Nowohuckie is a giant meadow right in the center of Nowa Huta. It’s been preserved and kept away from the developers’ paws due to its ecological uniqueness. It’s home to hundreds of different species, some of them being on the verge of extinction. Luckily, Łąki Nowohuckie happens to be a peat bog, so it is not easy to utilize for any type of investment, but it makes a wonderful spot to unwind and stretch your legs!
Why else do I, and many other Cracovians, love it? It makes you feel like you are in the countryside, away from the city’s constant rush, while in reality, the center of Krakow’s most populated area is just around the corner. NCK cultural center, which hosts Beksiński Gallery, is situated right there on the hill reigning above the meadows. After visiting the gallery, I like heading over to the food trucks out front, grabbing some Belgian fries or a lunch box from Turlaj Klopsa, and going for a walk in the meadows! It is especially beautiful during autumn, as you can observe all the beautiful colors of the golden Polish autumn from there!
Just a note: the meadows can get really boggy, so wearing appropriate shoes are obligatory!