The Old Market and the Bell Tower in Zamosc

The Old Market and the Bell Tower in Zamosc

In the extreme eastern part of the old town of Zamosc is located the Old Market also known as the Targowa Hall, being a place of extensive renovations necessary for the modernization of shops and cafes to attract a growing number of tourists. Built between the years 1755-1775 in Baroque style after the original wood tower was burned in flames, the Bell Tower in Zamosc was built after the plans of the architect Jerzy de Kawe. On the halls of this building you can see a series of commemorat... [ read more ]

Winter vacation in Poland

Winter vacation in Poland

Winter has arrived to Europe and if you are searching for cheap, interesting, picturesque and even adventurous alternatives of spending your winter holidays or some snowy days of the first months of the year by practicing some winter sports, Poland might be a great alternative. Tired of the artificiality and the boredom of some specialized destinations provided by the Alps and severely hit by a lack of money in their pockets, more people who like traveling to Europe are wondering where to... [ read more ]

The Great Market Square in Zamosc

The Great Market Square in Zamosc

Being positioned in the south-eastern part of Poland, the town of Zamosc is a major tourist, cultural and economic center. Since the old times, the city was a major economic center based on trade, due to its location linking western and northern Europe with the Black Sea. The specific of the city is that keeps alive the memory of bygone eras, by the many remains, ruins, old buildings and monuments. Because of these tourist and cultural attractions Zamosc was called by historians the "Pear... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Zamosc

Tourist guide to Zamosc

Zamosc is a unique city, built in a meticulous manner and full of symbols. Since its origins, heralded a modern conception, namely that a city can be considered a true body built after the human model. According to this theory, it is said that the founder and architect planned the positioning of buildings in the city to imitate the human plane: the Palace is the "head", the city college academy symbolizes the "lungs", the city hall is the "heart" and the spine is the famous main street of th... [ read more ]

The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw

The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw

Warsaw is no longer a cold city without cultural activities as it was under communism. Today the Polish capital has undergone a visible transformation process: the downtown was restored and the old buildings have been replaced by skyscrapers blocks. Warsaw is an amazing city, full of contrasts and will not leave you indifferent. Palaces, churches, buildings with a unique architecture dominate the markets, parks and gardens of Warsaw. The tallest building of Poland and the eighth among the... [ read more ]

The Radziwill Palace or the Presidential Palace in Warsaw

The Radziwill Palace or the Presidential Palace in Warsaw

The Radziwill Palace in Warsaw that we can see today is the last classic version of the one that stayed here since 1643. Over the years it has been rebuilt and remodeled for several times. For its first 175 years of existence the palace was the private property of several aristocratic families. Since 1818 the building began operating as a governmental structure, today being the Residential Palace. Located on the Krakowskie Przedmiescie street, Radziwill Palace was built in 1643 by one of ... [ read more ]

The Dominican Monastery Complex and the Cathedral of Lublin

The Dominican Monastery Complex and the Cathedral of Lublin

Lublin has many tourist attractions that are worth to be seen from which we will present a few religious buildings. At the edge of the old town of Lublin and at 100 meters from the Krakowska Gate, lies Lublin Cathedral, a former monastery complex owned by Jesuits, who arrived in this city of Poland in the 16th century with the aim to fight against the non-Christian religious movements. An other of the most precious sacred buildings of the city of Lublin is the Dominican Monastery Complex ... [ read more ]

The Krakowska Gate and the Grodzka Gate in Lublin

The Krakowska Gate and the Grodzka Gate in Lublin

As an architectural symbol of Lublin, the Krakowska Gate along the Grodzka Gate, is one of the two original gates of the city, built in the XIV century and rebuilt in Gothic style in the Baroque period. It connects the old city center and the south of the city, considered to be one of the most elegant element of the Old Town, and a favorite entering place of royal and parlamental people. Known as the "Gate of the Jews", as it functioned as a passageway that connects the old town and Jewis... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Lublin

Tourist guide to Lublin

The city of Lublin is one of the largest Polish cultural and urban tourist centers. The first settlements in this area date back to the early medieval period, and due to its  positioning at the border of Poland, the city had an important role in defense, so today we can visit a large number of fortresses and high walls from the medieval times. Due to its position the city was also the target of attacks of the migratory troops during history, gaining the official status of town only in 1317.... [ read more ]

The Ojców National Park in Poland

The Ojców National Park in Poland

In Poland are several small national parks and now we want to present uou the beautiful Ojców National Park. The center of the area is a castle ruin, which began to be rebuilt a few years ago. In the valley below the castle many guest houses avaits those who want to relax. The name of the castle comes from the time when the family who owned the castle, once hid there a dad. The Ojcow National Park is a valley system, and on the northwestern exit of it is located the Pieskowa Skala Castle... [ read more ]