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 Cathedral of Saint Mary Magdalene in Warsaw

The Cathedral of Saint Mary Magdalene in Warsaw

The Cathedral of Saint Mary Magdalene in the Prague district of Warsaw was built to the order of Prince Wlodimir Czerkawski between the years 1867 and 1869 for Russians living then in this part of the city. It was consecrated on the 29th of June in 1869. It was constructed in the Byzantine style with a Greek cross shaped foundation and with five domes. The project was made by Nicholas Syczew. The Cathedral of Saint Mary Magdalene belongs to the Diocese of Warsaw and Bielsk  of the Polish... [ read more ]

The Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland

The Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland

With a history of hundreds of years Krakow, the medieval city of Poland manages to captivate more and more tourists with its objectives, traditions and cultural manifestations, who are looking to uncover a little of everything that means the "settlement of Krakus”. Besides the fact that it has the oldest medieval square in Europe, the Royal Palace and the Wawel Cathedral, Krakow is the city located at 12 km from the worldwide famous  Wieliczka Salt Mine.   Standing for m... [ read more ]

The Saint Mary Cathedral in Krakow

The Saint Mary Cathedral in Krakow

The impressive and well preserved Saint Mary Cathedral in Krakow is dating back from 1220. It is a Gothic brick church adjoining the central square of Krakow. It is easily recognized by the two towers of different heights and designs. The two towers are the work of two brothers. The architect of the lower tower killed his brother, possibly by envy because the other tower was taller and nicely decorated. Because of the remorse he throw himself from the roof of the cathedral a little later. ... [ read more ]

The Wawel Cathedral and the Wawel Castle in Krakow

The Wawel Cathedral and the Wawel Castle in Krakow

Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland with a population of over 750,000 inhabitants. Located in the Valley of the Upper Vistula, now the capital of the principality, the port city that is one of the few places where the inestimabilele works of art collected during the centuries were not destroyed during the World War. Krakow has a long history of nearly 1000 years. There is the former residence of the Polish kings that attracts more than 7 million tourists annually and the old city... [ read more ]

The Krasinski Palace in Warsaw

The Krasinski Palace in Warsaw

The Krasinski Palace is also known as the Palace of the Republic and is a baroque building in the beautiful city of Warsaw. It is situated on the Square of Krasinski and it was built between the years 1677 and 1683 for the Prince of Płock, Jan Dobrogost Krasinski based on the plans made by Tylman Gamerski. The Krasinski Palace in Warsaw was decorated with sculptures and relief works made by Andreas Schlüter and depicting the victory of the famous "ancestor" of the Polish clans known as ... [ read more ]

The Column of Sigismund in Warsaw

The Column of Sigismund in Warsaw

The Column of Sigismund was built in 1644 and it is one of the most famous symbols of Warsaw and one of the oldest secular monuments in northern Europe. The column and the statue commemorate King Sigismund III Vasa, who moved the capital of Poland in 1596 from Krakow to Warsaw. Built between the years 1643 and 1644, the column was made to the order of the son and successor of Sigismund, King Władysław IV Vasa. It was designed by the Italian origin architect Constantino Tencalla together... [ read more ]