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Warsaw - Warsaw, the capital city and the largest city of Poland is a lively city and also the country`s cultural capital and art centre. Warsaw is also an extraordinary city, in which historic buildings, palaces, churches and architectural complexes, destroyed during the Second World War, have been reconstructed with great care. Click on the link to find more info about this beautiful city, various travel info, including hotels, transportation, sightseeing and a wide range of information on what the city's got to offer.

Krakow - For a period of over more than five centuries and a half, from 1040 till 1596, Cracow was both the royal seat and the capital city of Poland, later, when it no longer performed capital functions, it remained a scientific and cultural centre significant for Poland. Fortunately, subsequent historical war-clouds left the city’s enormous monuments untouched. 

Jasna Góra - Poland's most famous sanctuary among the numerous sites to Marian devotion throughout the country. The painting of Our Lady is the very core of Jasna Góra drawing crowds of pilgrims to it.

Auschwitz - All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. It was established by the Nazis in the suburbs of the city of Oswiecim which, like other parts of Poland, was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War. The name of the city of Oswiecim was changed to Auschwitz, which became the name of the camp as well. June 14, 1940, when the first transport of Polish political prisoner deportees arrived in Auschwitz, is regarded as the date when it began to function.

Torun - There is no other city in northern Poland that could rival Torun’s layout of colourful houses, wonderful monuments and the climate of Old Town, which has not been changed for centuries, the most beautiful Polish panorama - of the illuminated medieval part of the city seen from the Vistula River side and streets teeming with tourists. The city is also known for its gingerbread, the tastiest in Poland, Nicolaus Copernicus birth house Nicolaus Copernicus University, the complex of XIX century fortifications encircling the city, a rarity on European scale, silent arches of St. Johns cathedral - where the great astronomer was baptised, the tomb of princess Anna Wazówna in Saint Mary church, The Town Hall of unique beauty, whose courtyard remembers the "Torun Mutiny" drowned in blood in 1724... Since 1997 Torun is a proud member of the club of cities entered into UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. Therefore, it is one of a few places in Poland and a few hundred locations in the world that are regarded as the most valuable heritage of humankind.

Gdansk - The Polish maritime capital with the population nearing half a million. It is a large centre of economic life, science, culture, and a popular tourist destination. Lying on the Bay of Gda?sk and the southern cost of the Baltic Sea the city is a thousand years old. With its Hanseatic tradition, it has for ages played a major role in the commercial relationships between Northern and Western Europe on the one hand, and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe on the other hand. Today, Gda?sk is the capital of the Pomeranian province and an important administration centre. 

Bialowieski Park Narodowy - Bialowieski National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Poland and probably the most known and most valuable one although other parks have a long and glorious tradition as well. Why the Bialowieski National Park is so special, not only in Poland but also in world? Not only the fact that the beginning of the Park was also the beginning of Poland after First World War, the Bialowieski National Park also has undeniably the value in an unusual forest, the value well known and respected by every European generation. It is situated far from the dynamically developed western Europe. That means that it did not pay the price of civilisation which other forests had to pay in the past and pay currently. So Polish people are the owners of the relict of the past, which witnessed the times when nature ruled the continent. That is the reason to be proud for every Pole.

Great Masurian Lakes - The Great Mazurian Lakes consist of a few thousands of reservoirs, great, middle, small and tiny ones, among which the biggest lake in Poland: Sniardwy is over 22 km long and 13.4 km wide. Unusual beauty and attractiveness of the Great Lakes consist not only in the fact that there is great water, but also in the lakes being connected with rivers and canals into a great navigable system and last, but not least, the lakes blend both into the pictorially undulating post-moraine landscape and into vast forest complexes, such as the Piska and Borecka Forests.

Zakopane - The most important Polish centre of mountaineering and skiing is visited by about three million tourists annually. The town, called the Winter capital of Poland, lies in the southern part of the Podhale region at the feet of the Tatra Mountains, which is the only alpine mountain range in the Carpathians.

Kalwaria - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska owes its existence to the squire of Krakow Mikolaj Zebrzydowski. In the year 1600 he commissioned on the mountain of Zarek the building of the church of the Sacred Cross, modelled after the church of Golgota in Jerusalem. At the ceremonial blessing of the church on the 4th October 1601, he decided to build a chapel of the Tomb of Christ, similar to the church in Jerusalem. To ensure that the holy complex was looked after, Mikolaj Zebrzydowski invited to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, the franciscan fathers and brothers – in Polish called Bernardyni – who had also cared for the holy places in Jerusalem for over 300 years. In 1602 he completed the gesture of goodwill and soon he started to build a monastery with an attached small church. After 1604, Mikolaj Zebrzydowski, having seen the resemblance of his land to that of Jerusalem, decided to open places of worship similar to those in Jerusalem.

The Salt Mine Wieliczka - The oldest salt enterprise on Polish land dating back to the Middle Ages. For centuries it was the source of the country’s wealth and the material foundation of its culture. Today it is the most popular Polish tourist attraction with magnificent chapels, captivating underground lakes, original tools and equipment, traces of mining works and much more. The Wieliczka miners have left behind many salt carvings and murals. After sightseeing, tourists can rest in the chamber complex 125 metres underground where they can find souvenir shops, a restaurant, and a post office. The mine has nine levels to the depth of 327 m, approximately 300 km of galleries and nearly 3 thousand chambers.

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