Poland - Attractions
The Polish Capital of Warsaw, was largely destroyed in the Second World War. It was rebuilt based on paintings and plans from the 17th and 18th century. The Old town is still well worth a look and offers an insight into the old polish capital.
Sight seeing in Warsaw
For an unbelievable view, travel to the 30th floor of the observation deck of the Palace of Culture and Science. This structure was gifted to Poland in 1953 from Stalin as a symbol of 'Polish-Soviet friendship' and remains one of the best known architectural icons in Poland
A venture through the Warsaw Rising Museum, offering an educational and interactive experience. The museum features testimonials, films, slides and artefacts from the time when Warsaw residents were living contently.
Is the house where Frederick Chopin was born in Zelazowa Wola, 53km west of Warsaw. The Chopin House makes for a great day trip. Attractions include a 19th-century instruments and furniture, picturesque park and summertime recitals
The resurged market square in Zamosc with its almost perfectly preserved 16th-century town centre. Zmaosc is just one of the many designated World Heritage sites in Poland.
The victims of the holocaust are remembered at Oswiecim-Birkenau concentration camp 70km from Krakow. Visiting is a sobering experience, but helps give you perspective on one of human history's darkest periods.
The Krakow Gate was built in the late 14th century and remodeled in 1782. The Krakow Bridge is considered to be an architectural symbol of Lublin and is the primary entrance into the Old Town, it also houses a historical museum for you to visit to get a better perspective of the history of Lublin.
Krakow's medieval atmosphere is one of UNESCO's 12 most significant historical sites. In the middle of the central Market Square (which is currently the largest in Europe) is the Cloth Hall, which was reconstructed in the 19th century from 14th-century merchants' stalls.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine boasts 350km of corridors, of which 2km are accessible to visitors. The tourist route is 64 to 135m underground and passes through impressive chambers, bas-reliefs, chandeliers and a chapel sculpted in the salt.
The Icon of the Black Madonna, also known as the miraculous painting of Our Lady, which can be seen in the huge Jasna Góra monastery complex at Czestochowa, 100km north of Krakow. It is reputed to have been painted by St Luke.
Wroclaw is a city of 100 bridges, many of which cross canals or connect 12 of the city's islands. Important sights include the and the Cathedral on Ostrow Tumski; the Ethnographic Museum in the Royal Palace; 15th-century Town Hall, now the Historical Museum.
Gdansk is home to the largest gothic church in Poland: St Mary's Basilica. The beach resort at nearby Sopot has Europe's longest pier (500m/1,640ft). Within easy reach are the forested Hel Peninsula, the Kashubian Lakeland, and the Teutonic castles at Malbork and Gniew.
Is a medieval walled town, to experience the this incredible gothic town you will just need to visit and travel the streets that make this such as amazing town.
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