Tourist guide to Poland

Temperate weather in Poland

Temperate weather in Poland ©Kamil Porembiński/Flick

Poland is situated in the center of the old continent and in the past few years has become a very popular tourist destination. We present a brief tourist guide to Poland for anybody who want to know some general things before visiting it.

The beauty of this country can be seen in the old cities, nature reserves and national parks that can be found in the whole country. Poland has low lands in the north and high lands in the south. In the south you will find the Tatras and the Carpathians, that is a good place to practice sports and learn more about the local tradition.

 

Climate

The climate in Poland is moderate. In summer the average temperature is somewhere between 17 and 18 Celcius degrees, and in winter the average temperatures are varying between 0 and -7 Celsius degrees.

Temperate weather in Poland

Temperate weather in Poland ©Kamil Porembiński/Flick

The Polish cultural heritage

Certainly Poland is one of those countries that appreciates cultural heritage, it has many theaters and operas. The city of Lodz was once a town of textile, but today has a is a movie school of directors Krzysztof Kieslowski and the famous Roman Polanski. It is the country of famous people including the chemist Marie Curie, the composer Frederick Chopin and the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus.

Food

The food in Poland has a more special flavor and the most common ingredients are the marjoram, the dill, the mushrooms, the fennel and the sour cream usually added to sauces, soups and boiled meat. A typical Polish meal usually includes a thick, rich soup. After the meal it is time for a dessert that consists in many cases of szarlotka that is an apple pie, packi that is a donut with jelly, or makowiec that is a poppy cake. Among the traditional Polish specialties we have to mention the dumplings stuffed usually with meat called pierogi, the Kabanos sausage, the cabbage with meat called bigos and herring fillets with pickles and onions.

Pierogi

Pierogi ©futureshape/Flick

The largest cities

The capital and the largest city of Poland is Warsaw. It is also one of the favorite destinations of tourists. In this town you will fins a dynamic and cosmopolitan center being in constant expansion. There you have the opportunity to stay at one of the many luxury hotels and to dine at an expensive restaurant.

A tourist guide to Poland has to mention the town of Krakow, which is the owner of one of the best preserved medieval city centers in Europe. The old town of Krakow was declared a UNESCO monument a few years ago. There you will see a large number of precious architectural elements and in the downtown is one of the largest markets on the continent, the Old Market Square.

The city square in Krakow

The city square in Krakow ©leafar./Flick

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