Tourist guide to Warsaw

Tourist guide to Warsaw

The capital of Poland is "a phoenix reborn from the ashes of war". Warsaw was often occupied by Swedish, Prussians and Russians, still preserving the relics of the wars in form of tourist attractions. The Vistula River - one of the city's attractions – splits Warsaw into two areas: the left bank and right bank. The tourist part of the city is on the right bank of the Vistula, where you can visit the old town. The central square of the city is a place of relaxation and promenade, being s... [ read more ]

The Nicolaus Copernicus Museum in Torun

The Nicolaus Copernicus Museum in Torun

One of the most visited museums in the city of Torun is dedicated to the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, one of the most eminent citizens of the city. The Nicolaus Copernicus Museum is located on the Kopernika street, its collections are housed in two Gothic houses. The first is located at no. 17 and shows the life and work of Copernicus. The second building located at the no. 15 is considered to be one of the finest Gothic buildings in Poland, depicts the interior of a typical medieval m... [ read more ]

The Statue of Copernicus and the Bridge Gate in Torun

The Statue of Copernicus and the Bridge Gate in Torun

Torun is a beautiful tourist destination with many interesting sites of which we mention the Statue of Copernicus and the Bridge Gate in Torun. In 1853 in the front of the former city hall of the city of Torun was unveiled a bronze monument symbolizing the imposing statue of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the sculpture being made ​​by the German artist Christian Friedrich Tieck. Initially called the "Transit Gate",  because it is the transition place over the Vistula River, the... [ read more ]

The Cathedral and the Church of Assumption in Torun

The Cathedral and the Church of Assumption in Torun

The former parish church of the old Torun known as the Church of Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist became the Cathedral of Torun in 1992. The interior is mainly decorated in baroque style and houses the font made in the thirteenth century and where supposedly was baptized the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. The Church of the Assumption is one of the most remarkable achievements of the sacral architecture in Poland and a former Franciscan worship place. It was built of w... [ read more ]

The Old Town of Torun

The Old Town of Torun

The city of Torun was one of the most important commercial and cultural centers of Central-Eastern Europe. Its origins are linked to the Teutonic Knights, who built a castle here in the middle of the thirteenth century as a base for the conquest and colonization of Prussia. It was declared a city in 1233, and 31 years later, at the north of the castle was built a new city. Located in the western part of Torun, the Old Town (Starówka) is the most beautiful and most impressive part of it, ... [ read more ]

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 ]