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Warsaw by night Poland is an amazing country full of different places of interest and landmarks. This country of rich history and magnificent nature simply cannot leave visitors indifferent. Start your exploration of Poland with a visit to its capital, the city of Warsaw. Here travelers are always welcome to visit the Royal Palace that was built in the 14th century and since that time it has changed its status several times. Until the 17th century the palace was used as a protective facility, later it became the king's residence and then the building was transformed into a center of culture and art. Nowadays, it's possible to see works of Bernard Belotte, Jan Bogumił Plersch, Marchello Bachiarelli, collections of sculptures and bronze figurines in the palace.
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The Grand Theatre in Warsaw remains the most famous culture landmark in the country. The opening of the theatre took place in the beginning of the 19th century; in 1939 the building was severely damaged and then restored. Nowadays, the theatre looks as magnificent as over a century ago. The Grand Theatre hosts several important events, such as the International Vocalist Competition, and one of its halls has been transformed into the only Museum of Theatre in Poland.
Travelers, who want to see more interesting architectural landmarks, are recommended to visit Gdansk. The main attraction of the city remains unchanged very long time. This is the Abbey Palace, which dates back to the 15th century. Already in the beginning of the 20th century the palace was turned into a museum, but all precious items were lost during the years of war. Nowadays, the restored halls of the abbey are used to exhibit collections of modern art. The National Museum and the Theatre Gallery are also located here. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The Golden Gate, which was built in the 17th century, is a no less beautiful landmark of medieval period. The so called "king's path" starts from the gate. Centuries ago, kings used the gate to enter the city and moved along beautiful villas and merchants' houses. As one can guess from the name, the gate is decorated with gilding; there are also statues that feature the qualities of the ideal citizens near the gate. Continue your travel in Poland with a visit to Krakow, where you will be able to see many beautiful churches and palaces. Wawel Dragon Statue is one of the most unusual landmarks of the city. There are many traditional Polish legends connected with Wawel Dragon. In the 12th century people believed that a ferocious dragon lived here. However, in the 17th - 18th centuries a famous tavern was opened there, and it quickly became very popular with local aristocracy.
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Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks in Poland
♥   Landscape Park 'Barlinecko-Gorzowski Park Krajobrazowy' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Białowieski Park Narodowy' . On the map   Photos
♥   World Heritage Site 'Białowieża Forest' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Biebrzański Park Narodowy' . On the map   Photos
♥   Landscape Park 'Bielańsko-Tyniecki Park Krajobrazowy' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin restaurants in Poland
♥   Restaurant 'Farina' Kraków. Type - Seafood. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Hana Sushi' Kraków. Type - Japanese|Korean. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Hoża' Warszawa. Type - Meats and grills. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Jarema' Kraków. Type - Polish. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Kieliszki na Próżnej' Warszawa. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Remaining castles and fortresses of Poland
♥   Castle 'Bobolice Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Budzin Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Chuciny Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Grodziec castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Imperial Castle' Poznau. On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Poland open for public
♥   Palace 'Jabłonna Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Kielce Palace' Kielce. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Kozłówka Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Krasiński’s Palace' Warsaw. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Królikarnia' Warsaw. On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Poland from our review series

Christ The King

From the series “The most grandiose statues and monuments”
Monuments that can be considered as sites of world significance can be found in Poland too. One of these landmarks is located in Swiebodzin, where travelers will have an opportunity to see the world's largest statue of Jesus Christ. The Christ the King or Pomnik Chrystusa Krola is located to the south-eastern part of the city. The height of the sculpture is 33 meters. Construction of the statue was initiated by one of the local priest named Sylvester Zawadzki. He made a proposal to build a unique monument in 2001. Only ten years later, the new iconic landmark appeared in Swiebodzin. The statue is made of reinforced concrete; its weight is about 440 tons.

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Narrowest House in the World

From the series “The most bizarre and fancy living houses”
The closest house in the world can be found in Warsaw. The search for this attraction can take a while. In an unusual construction, which is literally pushed into 'between two high-houses', one can not immediately recognize the dwelling-house. The author of the unusual project was the Polish architect Jakub Schesny, who has succeeded in constructing the modern, comfortable house on the smallest surface.

The maximum width of the house is 122 cm, and the minimum - 72 cm. Despite the modest width, the house was equipped with all necessities. The depth of his rooms reaches 7.5 meters, so one could place the modern furniture, the household technology and even the decor elements in the house. The narrowest house in the world is three storey and has the bathroom, the living room, the rather … Read all

Morske Oko

From the series “The highest mountain lakes of the planet”
The Morskoe Oko Lake, located in the Polish Tatra Mountains, is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The lake is located at the height of 1 395 meters above sea level, its maximum depth is more than 50 meters. The pine forests surrounding the lake are so wonderful that they approach the people of rank since ancient times. On the shores of the lake, Pope John Paul II liked to recover. Especially for him was an asphalt path to the lake with the length of more than 10 km.

Currently, the small hotel is located on the shore of the lake. All guests can spend a few days in this wonderful area. Many tourists strive to visit the picturesque spots in the spring. It is a matter of the fact that the mountain slopes surrounding the lake are covered with the numerous crocuses and fine whites … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Poland

Krakow
However, Krakow has much to offer its visitors in addition to historical monuments and numerous legends. Fans of shopping are recommended to visit Market Square (Rynek). They will also find many opportunities to make a successful purchase in the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) , where a wide selection of historical gifts, decorations and other lovely items wait for their future owners. The Cloth Hall is a unique place, which, thanks to the atmosphere and the range of products, helps to look to the … Read more
Warsaw
Old and new parts of the city are divided by a grandiose stone wall named Barbakan. The wall was built in the 14th century and it protected the center of Warsaw until the 18th century. The center of the old city is usually defined by Plac Zamkowy. On this square is installed the monument of Sigismund III – one of the oldest statues in Warsaw. Church of the Holy Cross is known as the most famous religious sight of the city. The church was built in the middle of the 16th century instead of a … Read more
Poznan
The library of Rachinsky is one of the most beautiful modern buildings of Poznan. This is a classic building with strict lines which is decorated with tall columns. The courtyard in front of the library is also very beautiful, and you can see several statues and fountains depicting Greek goddesses. Walk down the avenue, and you will reach the National Museum, one of the most important cultural institutions of the country. Founded in the beginning of the 20th century, it has five branches, among … Read more
Wroclaw
Wroclaw is a unique city, a town of twelve islands that are connected through a system of bridges. There are 112 bridges in total here. Wroclaw has managed to keep the beauty of medieval architecture up to our days. Here you will find, for example, Town Hall – a magnificent building referred to gothic times or Leopoldina Hall that is famous as the largest building in the baroque style in whole Poland. In XVII century this in building was based the city’s university. Wroclaw is the fourth … Read more
Gdansk
Gdansk is a large port on Baltic Sea. This is also an industrial center with well-developed machinery building and petrochemistry. Moreover, ships building and food industries are other specialties of this city. Such spheres as electronics, telecommunications, pharmaceutics and cosmetics are yet at the stage of formation. Amber processing is also an important segment of economics because Baltic Sea is the world’s largest source of amber. During summer Gdansk turns into a large center of … Read more
Lodz
Numerous cultural events traditionally take place in Lodz. Among them are the festival of Polish and international techno music groups that is organized here each September; Lodz is also often called "the capital of Polish cinema." Such architectural complexes as Kindermann Villa, "Ksiezy Mlyn" and many other palaces add unforgettable charm to this place. The majority of them are now turned into museums. In Lodz you will find a large number of churches representing different religions. Here is … Read more

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