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Poland sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

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
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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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The modern country started to be formed in the 9th century. At that time, it was considered as an association of several sovereign princedoms. By 1454, the country had been governed by kings but then it gained a status of the republic. In the Middle Ages, Poland saw multiple battles with the Teutonic Order and nearby princedoms. The times before were characterized by repeated redistributions of the country territory. The Russian-Polish war lasting for over 10 years and ending in 1667 played a big role in the Polish history. The country also saw the so-called period of statelessness lasting from 1795 to 1918. At that time, Polish lands belonged to different countries, such as Prussia, Austria and Russia. Poland gained independence in November 1918.
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Besides its rich historical heritage, Poland has a lot of attractive peculiarities. On the Baltic coast, there are excellent beach resorts that are notable not only for their natural beauty, but also for a small number of vacationers. The Baltic Sea is quite cold, so local beaches are available for swimming only in July.
Health resorts are more famous than beaches. There are over 40 such resorts in the country. Poland is notable for its mineral springs, near which upscale balneological resorts are located.
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Fans of the event tourism often visit the country in winter. A series of interesting holidays is celebrated already in early December. One of the most unusual events here is the Three Kings Festival that is annually held on 6 January. The “kings” of this festival are three wise men mentioned in the New Testament. The beautiful holiday in their honor started to be celebrated several hundreds of years ago. At present, the festive day implies beautiful street processions. The main attribute of the festival is street theatrical performances.
Shopping enthusiasts should visit Gdańsk in August. The largest and most interesting fair in the country is held here. At the fair, the best craftsmen from all parts of Poland present their products. Silver accessories with amber, fabrics and clothes of the local production, ceramic items and antiques are especially popular with visitors of the fair. There are also pieces of art presented. Some pavilions at the fair resemble art galleries.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks of 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-starred 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
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Castles 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
♥   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

Church of the Holiest Saviour

From the series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
Church of the Holiest Saviour is a Roman Catholic parish church in Warsaw, Poland. It has begun to build in 1901 but the dedication service was made only within 26 years. The church is a good example of the unique combination of two bright styles – the Baroque and the Renaissance. It is located on the Saviour Square, that until the 20th century wasn’t attractive for tourists and locals. This area was fully built with houses to the second half of the 19th century because the population of Warsaw has drastically increased. As the population in this area became bigger, it was decided to build there a church.

The main element of the architect monuments is two high slim towers with traditional Latin crosses. During the Second World War, the church was fully destroyed and was rebuilt only … Read all

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.

One of the main features of the sculpture is a gilded crown on the head of Christ. During construction, the project was repeatedly … Read all

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
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Poland

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
In the variety of religious attractions, it is worth noting the St. Anne’s Church. It has an incredibly beautiful design and the walls of this Cathedral house many unique religious relics and antiquities. Among which are stylish chandeliers, vintage icons, elements of decoration of gold and rare marble. This Church is considered one of the most beautiful in the city. Its bell tower today, is equipped with a great observation deck which offers panoramic views of the historic district of … Read more
Mushrooms are an essential ingredient in the national cuisine. You can find mushrooms in absolutely different dishes. Pies and pancakes with different fillings are the most typical desserts that both locals and tourists like to order. Don’t forget to try beigel, these fragrant ring-shaped bread rolls have become a popular souvenir that tourists like to buy for their friends and family. So-called milk bars are an interesting peculiarity of the resort. These dining venues appeared in … Read more
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 … Read more
One of the most interesting features of Wroclaw can safely be said to be gnome sculptures, which are found in various parts of the city. For the first time, these miniature bronze sculptures adorned the streets of the city in 2001. Such an unusual gift was made to one of the local art organizations by Wroclaw. Today, the city has more than 270 miniature sculptures, which can be found in the most unexpected places. Their search became such a popular entertainment among travelers, that special … Read more
An outstanding architectural monument of the 17th century is the Great Arsenal. This majestic building is built in the Renaissance style. Until the 19th century, this building was used as an armory, and today it is occupied by the Academy of Fine Arts. This historical monument is very popular among tourists because, on its first floor is a very interesting shopping center. One of the oldest surviving historic buildings in Gdansk is the Great Mill. It was built in the 14th century. Its … Read more
On the territory of the city are preserved ancient fortifications, among which is the Lęczyca Royal Castle. The very first defensive works in its place were erected in the second half of the 14th century. The castle, which can now be seen, was built in the 15th century. Initially, the castle was used not only for defensive purposes, but also for important events. Many important historical documents were signed within its walls. For many years, the castle was in desolation. In the middle of … Read more
A unique historical site can be seen on the territory of Kosciuszko Park. The Church of St. Michael the Archangel is located here. It is the oldest building in the city. The church was transferred to the park in 1938. It was built in 1510 and served for more than 400 years, as a parish church in the village of Syrynia. The ancient church is notable not only for its amazing appearance, but also for its preserved old elements of decoration. Its visitors can admire the skilful carving on wood, as … Read more

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