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Sightseeing in Poznan - what to see. Complete travel guide

It is not only a major industrial and economic center, but also the present "cultural heart" of Poland. Such large number of historic buildings, monuments and iconic sites is simply hard to imagine, and they all are truly unique and amazing.
The Poznan’s holiday calendar involves various festivals and celebrations. Every year there are different cooking events, festivals of art in the city and also important historical … Open
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 which are Museum of Musical Instruments, Museum of History, Museum of Applied Arts, Museum of Ethnography and Military Museum. The exhibition of each one is priceless and unique.
In this city you will also find numerous old memorable areas, the most famous of which are Adam Mickiewicz Square and Liberty Square. Here you can see the commemorative memorials and statues; not far from A. Mickiewicz Square is located the main university of Poznan also named after the great poet. The assembly hall of the university often hosts concerts and theater performances, because this hall has excellent acoustic properties and is considered one of the best concert halls in Poland. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Poznan is the city with rich cultural and historical heritage. The great number of stories and legends are connected with every square and building of the city, one of the notable monuments … Open
Among the old buildings of Poznan we should mention the Prussian Castle built in the early 20th century. It has been damaged badly during the war but was rebuilt and today its rooms often host large meetings and receptions. Near the Wilson Park you can find Exhibition Square. It is always very crowded, and you will see here numerous vendors and street musicians. Local craftsmen will gladly offer you to buy beautiful crafts and souvenirs, as well as to taste homemade sweets and wine.
The Imperial Castle built in 1910 for the German Emperor Wilhelm II is an outstanding architectural monument. The construction of the chic palace in the neo-Romanesque style required huge costs and the most modern and beautiful materials of that time. The unique historical building presently houses a multifunctional cultural center with a cinema, exhibition halls, a puppet theater and a restaurant.
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A walk in Citadel, the city's largest park, can also turn into an exciting tour. The area of this park is more than 100 hectares, its formation began in 1963 and ended in 1970. Today, during a walk in the park, you can see a lot of symbolic monuments, the preserved part of old fortifications, the Military Museum, as well as an old military cemetery.
Tours of the Cathedral Island (pl. -Ostrów Tumski) is extremely popular among travelers. This picturesque island framed by the Warta River's arms accommodates many interesting attractions. Many beautiful buildings built during the Middle Ages have survived here, including the Archbishop's Palace, the Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, and the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In one of the island's beautiful historic buildings, you can find the Archdiocesan Museum presenting many unique religious artifacts.
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In the heart of the city, one of the beautiful old buildings houses the Archaeological Museum, the collection of which began to form in 1857. During the Second World War, a unique collection of antiquities was miraculously saved. The museum building was completely restored by 1968. Now its visitors can see incredible finds belonging to the Stone Age, as well as a very interesting collection of coins.
One of the most beautiful and interesting places for walks would be the Botanical Garden, which is part of the research center at Adam Mickiewicz University. The garden occupying an area of more than 20 hectares contains more than 7,000 species of plants typical for different climatic zones. In the Botanical Garden, you can also discover an exhibition complex regularly hosting interesting photo shows and all kinds of thematic events.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Poznan
♥   Castle 'Imperial Castle' Poznau, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Royal Castle' Poznau, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rydzyna Castle' , 70.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tuczno Castle' , 101.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Poznan
♥   National Park 'Wielkopolski Park Narodowy' , 15.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Rogaliński Park Krajobrazowy' , 19.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Park Krajobrazowy Promno' , 22 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Park Krajobrazowy Puszcza Zielonka' , 23.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Lednicki Park Krajobrazowy' , 33.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Poznan and around
♥   Art museum 'Poznań' Poznań, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Museum' Poznań, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Poland: things to see

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. … Open
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