Poland is a growing in popularity as a top travel destination in Europe. Poland is rich in culture and has many historical monuments dotted throughout the country. The country is also popular for its ecotourism as most attractions are related with its natural environment including grand mountains like the Tatra Mountains, picturesque coastlines, lush forests and pristine lake reserves.
When planning a vacation in Poland, travellers are spoilt for options on which cities to visit. Some of the more popular cities to visit in Poland include Wroclaw, Gdańsk, Poznań, Lublin, Toruń and the historic site of Auschwitz – the German nazi concentration camp in Oświęcim. Here are just two of the more popular cities in Poland that should not be missed:
Krakow – The Polish city most popular with tourists, it is filled with beautiful gothic architecture. The city of Krakow gives off an elegant and rustic feel. Visit the numerous churches that tower over the city’s cobbled pavements, step into the grand Wawel Castle for one of the best examples of renaissance architecture in Europe. Continue along and marvel at the grandeur of the Cathedral, where travellers learn about the Polish royalty who were crowned and buried there. Also not to be missed is Kazimierz’s seven synagogues where only two are open today. Kazimierz’s synagogues were designed based on various time periods--the renaissance, baroque and all the way to the contemporary period. For night time activities and attractions, head on over to the Town Square. The second largest market square in Europe, it is lined with night markets, cafes, restaurants and bars. The Town Square has become a central meeting place and a hub for entertainment. Other
Warsaw – A trip to the city of Warsaw should be added to the itinerary when planning a holiday in Poland. Visit the oldest part of Warsaw, the Old Town, to view the Royal Castle. The Nazis destroyed the castle but it has since been reconstructed. The Royal Castle is now a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. The market square in the Old Town is also a good place to visit, especially when it plays host to celebrations and markets. The Royal Lazienki Park is also worth a visit. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe and houses several historical monuments. If lucky, catch one of the many classical concerts held throughout the year in the park. Another royal landmark to visit while in Warsaw would be the Wilanów Palace. It is one of Poland’s greatest Baroque wonders and houses many sculptures and fountains that vividly paint the Baroque style of the past. If still up for more royal history, go along the Royal Route, which has must-see sights such as the Saint Anne’s Church, the Polonia House of Industry and Trade where the famous Marie Curie worked, the Radziwill Palace and other grand attractions.
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