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Polyana

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The village Polyana is located in a small narrow valley, surrounded by forests from almost all sides. There is Klinsky swell in the neighborhood of Polyana and two rivers meet here: Small Pinya and Big Pynya.

PolyanaThe village is located on both sides of the international road Kyiv-Lviv-Chop, 10 km from the district center - Svalyava, at an altitude of 320m above sea level.

Polyana has a centuries-long history. There are a lot of finds on its territory, which belong to the II millennium BC. The first written mention as a small settlement of shepherds refers to the 12 century.

During the Mongol-Tatar invasion the village was burnt and then renovated only in 1548. In 1728, the Emperor of Austria gave a large part of the Carpathians, including Polyana, to the Count Schonborn.

The first workshop for bottling of mineral water have appeared in Polyana in 19 century. From 1842 to 1911 "Polyana Kvasova" was recognized 21 times at the international competitions as one of the best mineral waters in Central Europe.

Together with this mineral water, "Luzhanska" is also in great demand. At this time mineral water of Polyana began to be used for baths.
In 1868, on the banks of the river Malaya Pinya "Polyanskuyu bath" with 40 houses and 20 bathroom stalls was built.

These buildings were wooden and in 1907 they were destroyed by fire. In 1913 recovering of the resort began and during 30-ies it was one of the most famous resorts in Europe, which offered treatment all year round.

Since 1946, the sanatorium "Glade" has been functioning here on the basis of the former "Polianskaya Bath". The sanatorium "Solnechnoe Zakarpatie (Sunny Transcarpathia)" was opened in 1965 on the basis of wells which were drilled to the West of the village. In recent years, Polyana has several ski lifts, a large number of private hotels and pensions.

 

 

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