ABOUT POLAND

PLACES TO VISIT



PLACES TO VISIT - CRACOW

The former capital city of Poland and the seat of Polish Kings is more majestic today than it ever was. As one of the oldest cities in the country, the capital of Małopolska province is a veritable gem of national cultural heritage, which draws a multitude of tourists from all over the world


A Magical, Royal City

Overflowing with legends, priceless historical architecture and art, as well as fabulous leisure and entertainment options, Poland’s historical capital, whose centre has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for over 40 years, captivates and enchants visitors at first sight. It’s really not hard to see why.

Situated on the famous River Vistula, the city founded by the mythical Krak is surprisingly easy to navigate, whether you prefer to enlist the help of modern-day mobile phone apps or instead enjoy a more traditional system of maps and arrows pointing to the most important sites around the city centre. If you’re arriving by train, you’ll need just 15 minutes to get from the main station (via the enormous Galeria Krakowska shopping mall) to the Old Town, which is first on the list of must-see places Read more


PLACES TO VISIT - WARSAW

The capital of both the Mazovia province and of Poland itself, this is a truly extraordinary city. Situated right in the heart of Europe, at the intersection of Europe’s east-west and north-south transport routes, Warsaw is major economic, academic, cultural and tourist hub with a dazzling array of historical sites and tourist attractions that captivates everyone who visits.


A City Worth Discovering

Warsaw is the epitome of a dynamic European metropolis, its trademarks – besides a rich history – being its open-minded residents, the River Vistula and exceptional cuisine. The Polish capital is a city that is constantly changing, to be discovered anew with every successive visit. And, trust us, you will come back.


Old Town: The Beating Heart of Warsaw

There’s no better place to start your tour of Warsaw than the spectacular Old Town, whose history goes back 700 years. And it will feel as though the buildings are ancient as well, even though the truth, however mind boggling it is to comprehend, is that this incredible part of Warsaw was reconstructed after it was completely destroyed during World War II on – wait for it - the basis of paintings by Canaletto. It was recreated with such attention to detail that it is rightly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, the Old Town is a beguiling, charmingly cosy area with a unique atmosphere and original architectural details, which becomes especially enchanting after nightfall. Read more







PLACES TO VISIT - UNESCO SITES

Poland is a country of 1000-year-old history, rich traditions and abundant cultural heritage. The legacy of bygone centuries that includes monuments of architecture, historical mementos and masterpieces of art is perfectly combined with the wealth of Polish nature and its original landscapes. Millions of tourists visit Poland every year.


All those who wish to deepen their knowledge of history and see outstanding art pieces should travel to our country in order to admire Poland’s UNESCO sites entered on the World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. The list created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) distinguishes buildings and sites that constitute the most valuable examples of peoples’ material culture, products of human genius or unique nature reserves. The states that possess those special sites on their territory are bound to protect them from destruction.


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