Someone once called Warsaw eastern Paris – for its baroque beauty, elegant regality and quiet charm. But World War II ruthlessly destroyed more than 85% of urban buildings, and the capital of Poland had to start life anew. It still rises from the ashes, and if the reconstructed sights – the Palace and Market Squares, the Royal Castle – can be blamed for some artificiality (although they were restored carefully and carefully), then little-known corners outside the center still retain their cherished authenticity. Continue reading
When Wieliczka sounds, probably each of us will come to mind the famous salt mine in southern Poland. This eponymous town offers tourists not only beauty in its dungeon, but it is also worth exploring what is offered above the ground. Before looking into the ancient depths, we will walk among the sights in its streets that recall the rich history of this mining city.
If you, like us, go to Krakow, be sure to visit Wieliczka, which is located about 10 kilometers from the city. Continue reading
In our countries, the post-Belogor period is still often perceived as a dark age. But it was precisely in this “dark” time that many of our greatest artistic treasures came into being, which were created by such masters as Karel Shkreta, Jan Blazhey Santini Aichl or father and son Dintsenhofer. Neighboring Poland is also proud of the wonderful Baroque treasures that arose, in fact, as a result of the Thirty Years War. However, part of today’s Poland at that time was part of the Czech Crown Lands. Continue reading