Masovia and Lublin

Masovia ©MvM84/flickr

Masovia ©MvM84/flickr

Mazowieckie is also known as Masovia, it is in the east-central of Poland with Plock as its historical capital. It used to be the medieval residence of the first Dukes of Masovia. Today if you visit it, you should check out its largest national park called Kampinos National Park. It was created in 1959 and added to UNESCO list of biosphere reserves in 2000. Pines are the most common trees you will see here. Valleys of Vistula, Narew, Bug, Bzura and Wkra meet altogether. Lasica is the biggest river, there are no lakes at all. Sand dunes and swamp lands, this park has lynx, moose and beavers and 83 species of endangered animals. You are allowed to walk, cycle and ski in the winter.


Holy Cross Mountains In Świętokrzyskie

This is a mountain range in Central Poland which you can see from the city of Kielce. It is one fo the oldest mountain ranges in Europe. Historically, they were formed during the Caledonian orogeny of the Silurian period which was about 416 million years ago.


Kielce is known for its summer residence of Bishops of Krakow calle the Palace of Krakow Bishops. The Baroque Cathedral that dates back to the 12th century. Holy Trinity Church of the 16th century. Tourists also like the Tomasz Zielinski romantic manor of 1846, the Old Town market, the Sienkiewicza Street, the Stefan Zeromski museum and the Monastery of Karczowka.

Other Central Poland’s Highlights

These are the other highlights: Arkadia, Bełżec, Busko-Zdrój, Chełm, Janów Podlaski, Jędrzejów, Kampinos National Park, Kielce, KonstancinJeziorna, Krzemionki Opatowskie & Opatów, Krzyżtopór, Łowicz, Nałęczów, Nieborów, Płock, Pułtusk, Roztocze National Park, Sierpc, Sobibór, Szydłowiec, Świętokrzyskie Mountains, Tokarnia, Treblinka, Tum, Wąchock, Włodawa, Żyrardów.

Lubelskie (Lublin, Gate to the East)

Lublin ©ajuc00/flickr

Lublin ©ajuc00/flickr

Being the 9th largest city of Poland, Lublin is the biggest city in eastern Poland. It an important culture core city for Lithuanian, Ukranian, Belorussian and Russian artists, politicians as well as researchers join the important international events here. it connects the West with the East. One highlight is the mixture of Catholic motifs with eastern Russian-Byzantine styles on the frescos of the Holy Trinity Chapel. It boasts of its film making past and has been promoted as cinematic city. Few of their cinemas are Cinema City, Cinema Bajka, Cinema Chatka Zaka and Cinema Medyk. Other than this, there are several theatres and playhouses. Lublin also has its Old Town known as ”Little Krakow”.


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