5 Cities to Visit in Poland
Poland is a country with a long history, a growing economy and unique natural landscapes. Here you will find great places for a beach holiday with friends and amazing nature reserves. You will have the opportunity to see monumental examples of medieval architecture and learn more about the phenomena of Polish culture.
Sometimes Poland is called the country of Nobel Prize winners, but Poles honour not only scientists, but also the righteous, whose actions are examples of courage and mercy.
Today, we offer you a walk through the amazing streets of Polish cities, which are definitely worth visiting while travelling in Poland.
Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland, which was founded in the 9th century. Despite its venerable age, the city has managed to preserve many examples of medieval architecture. The most famous tourist areas are the grandiose Wawel Castle and the historic district of Kazmierz, better known as the Old Jewish Quarter. The local houses are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. A must-see in Krakow is the Planty Park. It was created in the 19th century and covers an area of 21 hectares, forming a huge green ring around the city centre. Not far from Krakow is the small town of Wieliczka, famous for its salt mines, which are available as a museum and sanatorium.
Lodz attracts fans of alternative culture and post-socialist urbanism. In a few decades, the city has transformed from a depressed region into a thriving cultural and financial centre.
It is an example of how Poland has transformed.
Numerous abandoned industrial complexes have been transformed into galleries, innovation hubs, museums and civic activity centres.
Photo: Wroclaw, Source: https://www.poland.travel
Wroclaw is a Polish city with a colourful history. Over the years, it has been ruled by the Kingdom of Bohemia, Prussia and Germany. Officially, Wroclaw was able to join Poland only after the end of World War II.
Walking around the city, you can find about 350 "Wroclaw gnomes" hidden in various parts of Wroclaw.
Photo: Ojcow village, Source: https://www.flickr.com
The village of Ojców is tucked away near the city of Kraków and is part of the Ojców National Park. Although it is the smallest national park in Poland, with an area of only 21.64 square kilometres, it is considered one of the most beautiful. The area is covered with dense forests. Among the dense trees, you can find fantastic limestone cliffs and more than 400 caves. Ojcow is also called the butterfly park - almost 500 species of insects live here.
Gdańsk is located on the shores of the Baltic Sea, which is why it has the largest seaport in Poland. The historic part of the city is called the Royal Route, was founded in the 17th century and is a great place to take a walk. Here you can see the City Gate, the Prison Tower and many old merchant houses.
Gdańsk is also home to the world's largest brick church, St Mary's.