An idea for a weekend in Poland
Poland’s capital is a city where you can discover important monuments and parks pleasant, interesting museums and commercial galleries that abound in quality products, romantic cafes, fine dining, music and sporting events.
A weekend in Poland – Warsaw – the capital of elegance
There are hundreds of reasons to fall in love with Warsaw. There are flights from London to Warsaw a few times a day, the flight takes less than three hours, and the company LOT, operator of these races often offer tickets at promotional prices very affordable. Therefore, a visit to Warsaw is a great idea for a mini-vacation abroad. Poland’s capital is a city where you can discover important monuments and parks pleasant, interesting museums and commercial galleries that abound in quality products, romantic cafes, fine dining, great music and sporting events: something interesting for everyone.
A special recommendation can be made for visiting the Science Center “Copernicus” (Centrum Nauki Kopernik) – one of the most modern facilities of this type in Europe. The Centre building, specially built on the banks of the Vistula, you can achieve even experiments through which you can understand various complex natural phenomena, while having fun. Make experiments is so fascinating that you want to allocate more hours of business.
Art and history lovers can choose between several museums – the newest of which is the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a gem of contemporary architecture that hides numerous symbolic content. It is also one of the most interesting history museums in the world. Tourists tired after a day of sightseeing can rest in one of the hundreds of cafes with intimate atmosphere of the historic city center, in green and quiet parks or on the beach … which is on the right bank of the Vistula, the queen of Polish rivers.
A weekend in Poland – Cracow – regal style
It is the second largest city in Poland, former capital of the Kingdom of Poland, famous for its medieval beauty and charm. The historic center with its bohemian streets and Great Square, where summer is hard to sneak through the maze of tables of cafés, is one of the biggest attractions of the city. You can also discover the architecture and history of Krakow, visiting churches, bazaar and Wawel Castle, former residence of Polish kings, the place where you can learn the legend of the dragon of Wawel hill, the city’s symbol.
Krakow is one of the oldest universities in Europe, being the Jagiellonian University where they studied, among others, Nicolaus Copernicus, Karol Wojtyla (John Paul II) Wislawa Szymborska and Nobel Prize for Literature.
An important part of the cultural heritage of the city is in Hebrew Kazimierz district, included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which became, in time, an effervescent area where artistic events take place, among others Hebrew and Culture Festival where clubs and bars pulsating life. From Krakow can be reached also easily to different objectives in the area, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, or the Shrine of Czestochowa in southern Poland resorts.
A weekend in Poland – Gdansk – seaside gallery
Elegant surprisingly tidy, civilized and charming – such Gdańsk describe the foreign tourists who visit it in large numbers. Shipyard usually associated with the Solidarity trade union was born, it is a beautiful town with many buildings of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.
Tourists strolling through Gdańsk ever discover a roadshow or listen to a concert performed in a cathedral organ. One of the special attractions of the city is the Fair St. Dominic, which takes place every year: during its entire center turns into a fair of crafts, fashion and antiques, and in a space of entertainment and concerts.
Also in Gdańsk can be accessed only monumental painting gallery in the world: more than 40 huge images painted on the walls of the blocks in Zaspa district. Everyone will be tired after such a long walk through the city may rest on the beach or climb into a boat with which to come off the bay where you feel the unmistakable smell of the Baltic Sea.
As a souvenir from Gdańsk worth choosing a jeweler from amber colored setting sun over the Baltic Sea. Being here, you can visit the neighboring cities: Gdynia and Sopot modernist city, the life pulsating city art nouveau architecture. Not far away lies and Malbork, where you can visit the largest Gothic castle in the world.
A weekend in Poland – Wrocław city breathes culture.
Even more crops – over time has been “home” for the Poles, Czechs, Germans, Austrians, Hebrew, Ukrainian … its cultural richness stands everywhere: in the old town full of monuments and color in churches grandiose Gothic in architectural masterpieces of Art Nouveau and modernist in many museums and theaters.
During the year here takes place several important festivals: film, theater, and music in particular. In the center of many restaurants with cuisine from around the world and affordable. In many cafes and clubs can go to concerts or theater performances.
Local authorities, cultural institutions and non-governmental organizations see to it that every weekend residents and visitors of Wrocław able to spend time carrying out various activities interesting and useful. Not coincidentally city was chosen European Capital of Culture in 2016, and not coincidentally prestigious Mercer Agency considers one of the “best cities in which to live”.
Here are worth visiting the National Museum, with its impressive collection of paintings (among others belonging to Brueghel, Cranach, Zurbarán, Kandinsky), the largest zoo in Poland, the university with baroque auditorium, or simply take a stroll over many bridges built over canals and rivers.
Near the town worth visiting the beautiful Cistercian monasteries in Silesia region and the castles and palaces, among others Czocha Castle, known for its mysterious atmosphere. Fantastic literature lovers often meet here to reproduce it in the halls or in its scenes from the Harry Potter books and movies.
A weekend in Poland – Łódź – creativity factory
Lodz was once famous for factories. Today is famous for its creativity, which is visible at every step and for which this city is worth visiting. Built from the ground in the nineteenth century, not like other cities, as card, a charming old town. The heart of Łódź is Piotrkowska Street, a boulevard of four kilometers which is concentrated cultural and night life of the city. On this street there are houses and palaces of erstwhile owners of factories: German, Hebrew, Russian and Polish.
The old factories have been renovated – one such example is Manufaktura, a shopping, entertainment and culture where the cinemas, cafes, shops, art galleries, sports halls and theater. Other factories have been turned into museums where you can experience how workers were working in the twentieth century.
Yet in Lodz did not die industry: designers firsthand done here with the help of local artisans, true works of art. The visiting card of the city is the Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre. Graduates of Krzysztof Kieślowski it are among others, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi and. Polish cinema fans Łódź city proposes only Museum of Cinematography in Poland, dedicated to photographic art Polish, Polish media and blockbusters.