Central Poland What to See

Lodz ©Plukas/flickr

Lodz ©Plukas/flickr

Other than the two UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Central region of Poland, namely Warsaw and Zamość. You are also recommended to check out the five regional must-see: Łódź, Kozłówka, Raj cave, Żelazowa Wola and Sandomierz. Warsaw is the largest city of Poland, it is also the capital of Poland. As for Zamość at the southeastern Poland, it has its Renaissance town historical city centre added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1992. Łódź is the third largest city with a population of 740,000. The first you must see is the Camerimage which is an International Festival of the Art of Cinematography. The other cultural event is the Festival of Dialogue between Four Cultures, Polish, Jewish, German and Russian. Manufaktura, Museum of Cinematography, Museum of History of City Lodz also known as Poznanski Palace are great sights. Next is the Palace of Karol Poznanski. the Piotrkowska Street is one fo the most famous place in Lodz. If you want to see the city’s experience of the war and occupation, the Radogost or Museum of the Struggle for Independence is a must. There is also the Jewish cemetery in ul. Bracka, the old cemetery which is for Catholic, Evangelical and the Orthodox found in 1858. For churches, the Church of the Holy Trinity is a highlight, and the Orthodox Chruch of Alexander Newski. Edward Herbst also had his residence added to the Lodz’s attractions. Tourist who want to see the oldest and biggest central museum of textiles may want to check out The White Factory of Ludwik Geyer.

Kozłówka

In Kozlowka, there is a Rococo and neoclassical architectural styled palace called Zamoyski Palace. It was dated back to the first half of the 18th century. Raj cave is the most beautiful cave in Poland that you should not miss. Breathtaking tunnels in the underground complex, you can watch those amazing decorations of the chambers made with stalactites, stalagmites, pisoids and pillars. Be astonished by the remains of the prehistoric animals in its natural size, namely of the hairy rhinoceros, cave bear as well as the mammoth.

Żelazowa Wola and Sandomierz

Sandomierz ©footprints/flickr

Sandomierz ©footprints/flickr

Żelazowa Wola is the birthplace of Frederic Chopin who is the famous composer and pianist. This place has a picturesque Masovian landscape where you can see many winding streams surrounded by hills and willows. And Sandomierz has an Old Town that has became a tourist attractions together with its Town Hall, main square, Opatowska Gate, Castle, Cathedral, the St. Jacob’s Church which dates back to the 13th century, the Church of St. Michael as well as the Jan Dlugosz house.

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