Symbols of indestructibility in Poland

Krakow main square in Poland

Krakow main square in Poland @marcia.taylor/Flick

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland is positioned in Central Europe and is bordered by Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Lithuania, Russia and the Baltic Sea to the north. The state has maritime borders with Denmark and Sweden.

The UNESCO World Heritage list includes old historical centers in Krakow, Warsaw, Zamosc, Torun, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, Zebrydowska pilgrimage area, Centenary Hall in Wroclaw, Muzakowski Park, Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland, Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica and Auschwitz -Birkenau.

Poland was often destroyed but recovered each time. We present you several symbols of indestructibility in Poland.

Warsaw

Warsaw is the capital city of Poland and is famous because of its indestructibility. Although it has been destroyed many times he managed to become one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

The Royal Palace was rebuilt after the original plans and hosts exhibitions and art galleries. The Palace of Culture and Science was built after the plan of the Lomonosov University in Moscow and its place in the city center offers a wonderful view of it. The Uprising Museum, is one of the finest museums in Poland, offering information about the country’s tragic past. The town square is guarded by the Mermaid statue, the symbol of Warsaw.

The Royal Castle in Poland

The Royal Castle in Poland @Jorge Lascar/Flick

Krakow

Krakow is a port city, one of the few places where works of art collected over time were not destroyed. Its name originates from Krak, a tribe chief of that place, which is said to have killed a dragon at the foot of the hill on which stands the Wawelun fort today.

Wroclaw is a city with a very hectic history, believed to be a miniature copy of Prague. Above the Vistula rises the Wawel Castle, a symbol of indestructibility in Poland, the most beautiful and most visited architectural complex, which belongs to the former royal residences. To this belongs the Wawelska fortified cathedral as well.

Krakow main square in Poland

Krakow main square in Poland @marcia.taylor/Flick

Between the fourteenth to the sixteenth century, the castle served as a residential palace of the Polish monarchs, a coronation place and a necropolis of kings. Today houses the National Art Collection, consisting of fabrics and tapestries embroidered with gold thread, pottery, a collection of weapons and the treasures of the Crown.

The Wawelska Cathedral was the coronation site of Polish kings, the Gothic church building surrounded by 18 heads, in Renaissance and Baroque style. The cathedral has the largest bell in Poland, named Sigismund of a 2.48 m diameter.

The Wawel Cathedral in Poland

The Wawel Cathedral in Poland @barnyz/Flick

We could continue our list with the symbols of indestructibility in Poland, because there are many more reconstructed cities and casteles, like the ones in Przemy and Krasiczyn, but we wanted to present only the most important ones.

 

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