Giewont is a mountain massif in the Tatra Mountains of Poland, and is 1,895 metres AMSL at its highest.There is a mountain pass located between Great and Long Giewont, known as Szczerba (1,823 m). It is located between the valleys (doliny) of Kondratowa, Małej Łąki and Strążyska. Long Giewont and Great Giewont are situated at a higher altitude than the nearby town of Zakopane, making them clearly visible from that city.
On Great Giewont, there is a 15 m steel cross that is the site of many religious pilgrimages. Unfortunately, the area is also notorious for its hazardous nature during thunderstorms, so this should be taken into consideration when traveling to that location.Geologically, Giewont is composed of dolomite and limestone caves, as well as gneiss and granite in the southern section.Giewont lies in the area of the Polish Tatra National Park. In Polish folklore it is associated with a legend about oversleeping knights, who will awake when Poland is in danger.