Historic Towns in Poland
Warsaw, City center
Warsaw’s main attractions can be found near the old-city’s Market Square; these are the Royal Palace, the round “Barbakan Bastion”, and the Gothic style St. John’s Cathedral. Following the war, the buildings of the old-city – including the Royal Palace
Cracow is Poland’s richest city in terms of the number of its historic sights and monuments – at the same time it is one of the most beautiful and charming cities of Central Europe. For more than 500 years, Cracow
Gdansk sits on the shore of the Gulf of Gdansk, part of the Baltic Sea shore. Merging with nearby Gydinia and Sopot, it forms an agglomeration, the so-called Tricity of close to 1 million people. Also known as Danzig
One of the most beautiful cities in Poland, situated on the Oder River, Wroclaw is also known as the “City of a Hundred Bridges”. Because of its bridges, streams and canals, it is also referred to as the “Polish Venice”.
Situated in eastern Poland, 88 kilometers southeast from Lublin, the small picturesque town of Zamość is also called as the “pearl of renaissance” and the “Padua of the north”. Zamość has preserved its original layout and fortifications and a great
Torun is one of the most beautiful small towns of Poland. Located in northern Poland, on the banks of the Vistula River, Torun is the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus. Torun is famous for the well preserved medieval architecture
Poznan’s oldest quarter is the “Cathedral Island” (Ostrow Tumski), in the middle of the Warta River; its 10th century cathedral contains the tombs of Poland’s first rulers.
Tarnów has preserved the medieval urban layout of its Old Town. Its focal point is the Rynek, the old market square lined with Renaissance burgher houses from the 16th century.
Sandomierz is one of Poland’s oldest towns; during the Middle Ages together with Kraków and Wrocław, Sandomierz was among the most important towns in Poland. Sandomierz preserved many historic monuments from its golden ages.
The small town of Kazimierz Dolny is situated in the eastern part of Poland, about 60 km west of Lublin. The picturesque Kazimierz Dolny, called as a jewel of Polish Renaissance, is popular among both tourists and artists.
Lublin is the largest town in Eastern Poland and the administrative and cultural center of its region. The Old Town of Lublin has preserved its medieval urban layout with its cobbled streets, many churches, burgher houses and gates.
Nysa is one of the oldest towns in Silesia region; it was founded in the 10th century. The Medieval urban layout of the old town in Nysa has been well preserved.
Wroclaw, Market square and Old Town Hall