Poland

Poland, Wieliczka I salt mine - history and modernity
World rarity in southern Poland attracts more than a million tourists annually to look into the womb of the earth. The salt world, which has arisen here over the centuries…

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Malbork
Malbork - the Polish name, in German it sounds like Marienburg - was founded in 1276 as the castle of the Teutonic Knight's Order. The castle, an area of ​​about…

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Kurnitsky castle
In Kurnik there is a castle that attracts many tourists. It was built in the 15th century, but received the present form of the English neo-Gothic style only in the…

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Warsaw

Warsaw is the capital of Poland and the largest city in Europe. Having survived many shocks and conquests, she carefully preserved to this day the most valuable of her every era. People come to Warsaw to wander along the streets of the Old Town and the picturesque embankment of the Vistula, take a stroll through the immense Lazenkovsky park and see the Church of the Holy Cross, where Chopin’s heart rests. Despite the fact that the city was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, the appearance and atmosphere of antiquity were reliably recreated in its historical quarters. Continue reading

Neptune Fountain in Gdansk

Neptune, which stands in front of the Court of Artus on Town Hall Square, is considered the immutable ruler of Gdansk and its personification. The well in this place has been located since the middle of the 16th century, but in contrast to the Court of Artus, magnificent and ceremonial, it looked unsightly. The decision to put an exquisite fountain here was made at the beginning of the century, the burgomaster Schachmann became the customer, who wanted to see something like a fountain in Bologna on the main city square. The author of the project was Abraham van der Bloket, who turned the facade of the Artus Court opposite. Continue reading

Gdansk Old Town

The historical center of Gdansk, where the main attractions are concentrated, is called the Main City, and everything that is located north of Pivnaya Street is called Old Town. The architectural appearance of the latter was formed in the 13-17 centuries, when Gdansk was called Danzig, belonged to the Teutonic Order, and then became a free trading city. Most buildings were destroyed by World War II bombs, but after they were rebuilt by Polish restorers. True, the reconstruction of the Church of the Virgin Mary, the largest brick church in Europe, is still not completed. Continue reading

Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene in Wroclaw

The Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene (Katedra sw. Marii Magdaleny) is a Gothic church located near the central market square of the city. It was built in the 13th century, although the first church in its present place appeared already at the end of the 11th century. During the Mongol invasion, the church was destroyed, and the next one was destroyed by fire in the mid-14th century. After that, a new large church was built in its place in a severe Gothic style, placing more than impressive bells on the towers. The towers were completed in 1488, and several side chapels were added in the 15th and 16th centuries. In 1525, it became Protestant and remained so until the end of World War II, after which it was made a non-cathedral Catholic Cathedral. Continue reading

Oliva District in Gdansk

The lovely and peaceful Oliva area in Gdansk is worth a visit if you have an extra day or at least half an day. It is located in a wooded Troymeysky park with a beautiful landscape design. Here is the conservatory of the Botanical Garden, a branch of the National Museum and, of course, the beautiful and famous Olivsky Cathedral, famous for its organ.

The smallest pipes – only 10 centimeters, the largest – 10 meters or more. And in conjunction with two more instruments in the cathedral, there are 7876 organ pipes! Continue reading

Krakow - a city of talking stones
The university city of Krakow is the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship in southern Poland. This is an amazingly beautiful town, living in a halo of history, art, culture…

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Poland, Swidnica and Yavor - churches of the World
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…

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Auschwitz-Birkenau
Auschwitz-Birkenau is one of the most frequently visited Polish museums. Its main feature is reliability - here everything remained exactly as it was at the time of the functioning of…

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5 main reasons to visit Poland
Poland is an attractive and amazing country. It has picturesque old cities and medieval architecture, wild forests and sandy beaches, rich city life and amazing cuisine. Here are 5 main…

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