The Krakowska Gate and the Grodzka Gate in Lublin

The Krakowska Gate and the Grodzka Gate in Lublin

As an architectural symbol of Lublin, the Krakowska Gate along the Grodzka Gate, is one of the two original gates of the city, built in the XIV century and rebuilt in Gothic style in the Baroque period. It connects the old city center and the south of the city, considered to be one of the most elegant element of the Old Town, and a favorite entering place of royal and parlamental people. Known as the "Gate of the Jews", as it functioned as a passageway that connects the old town and Jewis... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Lublin

Tourist guide to Lublin

The city of Lublin is one of the largest Polish cultural and urban tourist centers. The first settlements in this area date back to the early medieval period, and due to its  positioning at the border of Poland, the city had an important role in defense, so today we can visit a large number of fortresses and high walls from the medieval times. Due to its position the city was also the target of attacks of the migratory troops during history, gaining the official status of town only in 1317.... [ read more ]

The Ojców National Park in Poland

The Ojców National Park in Poland

In Poland are several small national parks and now we want to present uou the beautiful Ojców National Park. The center of the area is a castle ruin, which began to be rebuilt a few years ago. In the valley below the castle many guest houses avaits those who want to relax. The name of the castle comes from the time when the family who owned the castle, once hid there a dad. The Ojcow National Park is a valley system, and on the northwestern exit of it is located the Pieskowa Skala Castle... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Krakow

Tourist guide to Krakow

Krakow is one of the oldest and largest cities of Poland and it is located in the south of the country and is crossed by the Vistula River. The name of the city is derived from the name of its legendary founder, Krak. Krakow is the former residence of the Polish kings and has a history of almost a millennium, it is considered the cultural, artistic and scientific heart of Poland. The historic center of the city lies on the banks of the Vistula and was inscribed in the UNESCO World Cultura... [ read more ]

The Bonerowski Palace and the Krzysztofory Palace in Krakow

The Bonerowski Palace and the Krzysztofory Palace in Krakow

The Bonerowski word actually means "secret" in Polish. But the "Secret Palace" is not a location that does not stand out as its name would suggest. The Bonerowski Palace is a carefully restored old building and now serves as the location of one of the most luxurious hotels in Poland. From the windows of the hotel you can admire the Church of Saint Mary, the Cloth Hall, the Adam Mickiewicz Monument and the Church of the Saints. The Krzysztofory Palace is located in the heart of Kraków's O... [ read more ]

Two Gothic Churches of Warsaw

Two Gothic Churches of Warsaw

Warsaw is a marvelous city with many beautiful buildings, so it is hard to choose what to visit, but today we would like to present you two beautiful Gothic churches of Warsaw. The Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, otherwise known as the Church of Saint Mary (Kościół Mariacki) is one of the oldest buildings and one of the few remaining examples of Gothic architecture in the city. It is located at Ulica Przyrynek 2 in Warsaw.The Cathedral of Saint John (Katedra sw Jana) is a Catho... [ read more ]

5 things you should know about the geography of Poland

5 things you should know about the geography of Poland

Poland is a country with more and more visitors, but many people know very little about it. Poland has an area of ​​312,685 square kilometers and is located in Central Europe with direct access to the Baltic Sea. It has borders with Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east and Lithuania, the Baltic Sea and Russia to the north. Below we present you 5  things you should know about the geography of Poland including the topography... [ read more ]

The Fortress of Warsaw

The Fortress of Warsaw

The Fortress of Warsaw, called Barbakan Warszawski in Polish, was built in the 19th century and was part of the defense system of the Russian Empire. It was one of the western Russian fortresses, where the main and the oldest part was known as the Warsaw Citadel. As a response to the uprising in the month of November in the year 1830, to the order of Tsar Nicholas I, was built the Warsaw Citadel in 1832 on the Vistula River. It served as a stronghold for the Russian garrison, but function... [ read more ]

The exhibition rooms of the Royal Castle Museum in Warsaw

The exhibition rooms of the Royal Castle Museum in Warsaw

At the southern entrance of the old town of Warsaw, in the Castle Square is the former residence of the Polish monarchs, the Royal Castle (Zamek Krolewski) today operating as a museum with many beautifully restored exhibition rooms. It was made in the late 13th century, when there was built a wooden building with a tower that later in the 16th century became the residence of King Sigismund III. To his order the size of the castle was extended shortly after Warsaw was declared the Polish c... [ read more ]