The Saint Mary Cathedral in Krakow

The Saint Mary Cathedral in Krakow

The impressive and well preserved Saint Mary Cathedral in Krakow is dating back from 1220. It is a Gothic brick church adjoining the central square of Krakow. It is easily recognized by the two towers of different heights and designs. The two towers are the work of two brothers. The architect of the lower tower killed his brother, possibly by envy because the other tower was taller and nicely decorated. Because of the remorse he throw himself from the roof of the cathedral a little later. ... [ read more ]

Top 5 things to see in Krakow

Top 5 things to see in Krakow

The Name of Krakow comes from Krak, a local tribal chief, who according to the legend after a fierce battle slained the terrible dragon at the foot of the hill where today rises the city of Wawelun. The official name of the city is the Royal Capital of Krakow and it is one of the largest cities in Poland. It is considered to be one of the main tourist and cultural attractions of the country and many say that is the heart of Poland. The town is situated on the beautiful shore of the Vistul... [ read more ]

The Wawel Cathedral and the Wawel Castle in Krakow

The Wawel Cathedral and the Wawel Castle in Krakow

Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland with a population of over 750,000 inhabitants. Located in the Valley of the Upper Vistula, now the capital of the principality, the port city that is one of the few places where the inestimabilele works of art collected during the centuries were not destroyed during the World War. Krakow has a long history of nearly 1000 years. There is the former residence of the Polish kings that attracts more than 7 million tourists annually and the old city... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to the Masurian Lakes

Tourist guide to the Masurian Lakes

A cruise on Masurian Lakes is a good idea both for those accustomed to such trips and both for those who are for the first time the guests of a boat. We present you a tourist guide to the Masurian Lakes, more exactly some useful information for a boat trip on the lake. You might think that this might not be the best idea, but please read our arguments before you decide. First of all, the scenery is amazing. Wherever you go, the scenery alternates from natural forests where you can stop fo... [ read more ]

How to plan a vacation to Poland

How to plan a vacation to Poland

Although Poland is a less known tourist destination, the country can boast of spectacular scenery and architectural treasures that are worth of being visited. From castles and palaces to parks and ancient towns, Poland is a perfect holiday destination for the lovers of nature and history. Poland is a country that offers an unforgettable time for every tourist because of all sorts of interesting activities. If you plan to spend your holiday there, follow the steps below and you'll know how... [ read more ]

The Krasinski Palace in Warsaw

The Krasinski Palace in Warsaw

The Krasinski Palace is also known as the Palace of the Republic and is a baroque building in the beautiful city of Warsaw. It is situated on the Square of Krasinski and it was built between the years 1677 and 1683 for the Prince of Płock, Jan Dobrogost Krasinski based on the plans made by Tylman Gamerski. The Krasinski Palace in Warsaw was decorated with sculptures and relief works made by Andreas Schlüter and depicting the victory of the famous "ancestor" of the Polish clans known as ... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Poland

Tourist guide to Poland

Poland is situated in the center of the old continent and in the past few years has become a very popular tourist destination. We present a brief tourist guide to Poland for anybody who want to know some general things before visiting it. The beauty of this country can be seen in the old cities, nature reserves and national parks that can be found in the whole country. Poland has low lands in the north and high lands in the south. In the south you will find the Tatras and the Carpathians,... [ read more ]

The Column of Sigismund in Warsaw

The Column of Sigismund in Warsaw

The Column of Sigismund was built in 1644 and it is one of the most famous symbols of Warsaw and one of the oldest secular monuments in northern Europe. The column and the statue commemorate King Sigismund III Vasa, who moved the capital of Poland in 1596 from Krakow to Warsaw. Built between the years 1643 and 1644, the column was made to the order of the son and successor of Sigismund, King Władysław IV Vasa. It was designed by the Italian origin architect Constantino Tencalla together... [ read more ]