Łagiewniki has ul. Zakopiańska, connecting Kraków to the mountains, as its central axis. In the 19th and 20th c. it was an industrial area, including the Solvay soda works and a remnant of the time are heaps of by-products known as “the White Seas”.
Today, Łagiewniki is an important religious and pilgrimage centre thanks to the modernist Sanctuary of Divine Mercy commemorating St Faustina Kowalska, and the post-modernist John Paul II Centre. The district also boasts one of the largest city green spaces: the Las Borkowski woods.