Famous fountains in Torun

Famous fountains in Torun

The city of Torun might not be as famous as other Polish cities, but is a real beauty. It has many architectural tourist attractions from various time periods. Today we present you two famous fountains of Torun. One of the most popular fountains of the city of Tortun is inaugurated on the 22nd of June in 2008 and it is called the Cosmopolis Fountain. It is a unique place in the city because it is dedicated to the memory of the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and refers to his work 8... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Torun

Tourist guide to Torun

Unfolding on the banks of the largest river in Poland, the city of Torun lies in the northern part of the country, being inscribed on the UNESCO Heritage list due to the many attractions and cultural sights it has. Torun received town privileges in 1233, therefore, it has a rich history that has left on its territory a lot of relics and monuments that reminds us of the past times. During the Second World War the city was almost entirely destroyed with the chasing of the Nazis from Poland.... [ read more ]

The Upland Gate and the Chlebnicka Gate in Gdansk

The Upland Gate and the Chlebnicka Gate in Gdansk

The Upland Gate in Gdansk was in the past the main entrance to the old city and was also the city entry dedicated to the kings being situated at the western end of the Royal Avenue. It was built in 1574 as part of the new fortifications of the city, outside the city walls of the medieval fortification. Known as the "Chlebnicka Gate" or "Lily" or Bread Gate (in free translation) is first mentioned in 1378, although most writings attest its appearance around the fifteenth century. This is t... [ read more ]

The Golden Gate and the Green Gate in Gdansk

The Golden Gate and the Green Gate in Gdansk

The Golden Gate in Gdansk is a magnificent edifice that was built between the years 1612-1614 under the direction of Jan Strakowski according to an original draft of Abraham Van den Block. It is located at the end of the Dulga boulevard, and with Brahma and Wieze, is part of the old fortifications of the city. The Green Gate in Gdansk is one of the main attractions of the city of Gdansk, situated between the Dulga Market and the Motlawa River. Along with the Golden Gate and Upland Gate it... [ read more ]

The Monument of the Fallen Workers and the Fountain of Neptune in Gdansk

The Monument of the Fallen Workers and the Fountain of Neptune in Gdansk

Gdansk is a famous Polish city with a beautiful scenery and many important monuments. Today we present you two of them, the Monument of the Workers and the Fountain of Neptune in Gdansk. Being known as a monument of hope and freedom, the Monument of the Fallen Workers in Gdansk was erected in 1980 to commemorate the death of 44 people during the bloody anti-communist revolt in 1970. The Fountain of Neptune in Gdansk lies in the front of the Court of Arthur since 1633 and is seen as a symb... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Gdansk

Tourist guide to Gdansk

The port city of Gdansk lies in the northern part of Poland opened to the Baltic Sea. Gdansk was recognized as a city since 1263 and has a rich history that has left behind a great number of important monuments and relics. It is for stretching from the mouth of the river Mottawa, this being an arm of the unique delta formed by the Vistula River flowing into the sea, until to the Polish capital, Warsaw. Gdansk is an important tourist center, visited by thousands of tourists every year. Thi... [ read more ]

The Dominican Monastery Complex and the Cathedral of Lublin

The Dominican Monastery Complex and the Cathedral of Lublin

Lublin has many tourist attractions that are worth to be seen from which we will present a few religious buildings. At the edge of the old town of Lublin and at 100 meters from the Krakowska Gate, lies Lublin Cathedral, a former monastery complex owned by Jesuits, who arrived in this city of Poland in the 16th century with the aim to fight against the non-Christian religious movements. An other of the most precious sacred buildings of the city of Lublin is the Dominican Monastery Complex ... [ read more ]