The New Town of Warsaw

The New Town of Warsaw

Founded in the 14th century, the New Town of Warsaw lies in the north of the Old Town and was connected with it by the Freta street that start at Barbican defense tower. Until 1791, the New Town, known as the New Warsaw, worked independently, having a mayor, a parish church and several convents, but after that it was added to Warsaw, becoming its neighborhood. During the uprising of 1944, the new town was completely destroyed by the Germans, when many historic buildings that served as hos... [ read more ]

The Historic Center of Warsaw

The Historic Center of Warsaw

The main tourist attraction and the heart of Warsaw is the oldest historic district of the city, which is a fortified town of modest size. Known simply as the Old City, it was born in the late twelfth century, established by the Polish dukes of the Mazovia region. Initially the town was surrounded by a wall of earth, so that later, in 1339, to be fortified with brick walls, and developed around the castle of the dukes of Mazovia. In 1569 the Royal Castle and one of the most important buil... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Warsaw

Tourist guide to Warsaw

The capital of Poland is "a phoenix reborn from the ashes of war". Warsaw was often occupied by Swedish, Prussians and Russians, still preserving the relics of the wars in form of tourist attractions. The Vistula River - one of the city's attractions – splits Warsaw into two areas: the left bank and right bank. The tourist part of the city is on the right bank of the Vistula, where you can visit the old town. The central square of the city is a place of relaxation and promenade, being s... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Krakow

Tourist guide to Krakow

Krakow is one of the oldest and largest cities of Poland and it is located in the south of the country and is crossed by the Vistula River. The name of the city is derived from the name of its legendary founder, Krak. Krakow is the former residence of the Polish kings and has a history of almost a millennium, it is considered the cultural, artistic and scientific heart of Poland. The historic center of the city lies on the banks of the Vistula and was inscribed in the UNESCO World Cultura... [ read more ]

The Fortress of Warsaw

The Fortress of Warsaw

The Fortress of Warsaw, called Barbakan Warszawski in Polish, was built in the 19th century and was part of the defense system of the Russian Empire. It was one of the western Russian fortresses, where the main and the oldest part was known as the Warsaw Citadel. As a response to the uprising in the month of November in the year 1830, to the order of Tsar Nicholas I, was built the Warsaw Citadel in 1832 on the Vistula River. It served as a stronghold for the Russian garrison, but function... [ read more ]

The exhibition rooms of the Royal Castle Museum in Warsaw

The exhibition rooms of the Royal Castle Museum in Warsaw

At the southern entrance of the old town of Warsaw, in the Castle Square is the former residence of the Polish monarchs, the Royal Castle (Zamek Krolewski) today operating as a museum with many beautifully restored exhibition rooms. It was made in the late 13th century, when there was built a wooden building with a tower that later in the 16th century became the residence of King Sigismund III. To his order the size of the castle was extended shortly after Warsaw was declared the Polish c... [ 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 ]

Top 5 things to see in Krakow

Top 5 things to see in Krakow

The Name of Krakow comes from Krak, a local tribal chief, who according to the legend after a fierce battle slained the terrible dragon at the foot of the hill where today rises the city of Wawelun. The official name of the city is the Royal Capital of Krakow and it is one of the largest cities in Poland. It is considered to be one of the main tourist and cultural attractions of the country and many say that is the heart of Poland. The town is situated on the beautiful shore of the Vistul... [ 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 ]

Tourist guide to the Masurian Lakes

Tourist guide to the Masurian Lakes

A cruise on Masurian Lakes is a good idea both for those accustomed to such trips and both for those who are for the first time the guests of a boat. We present you a tourist guide to the Masurian Lakes, more exactly some useful information for a boat trip on the lake. You might think that this might not be the best idea, but please read our arguments before you decide. First of all, the scenery is amazing. Wherever you go, the scenery alternates from natural forests where you can stop fo... [ read more ]