UNUSUAL IMPRESSIONS IN FASHIONABLE AREAS OF POLISH CITIES
Not only the old city …
Major cities of Poland are not only the capitals of rapidly growing regions. In addition to the administrative and economic center for local residents, they are an ideal place for tourists who want to spend their free time exploring and enjoying the many attractions that these urban centers offer.
You will find a special and unique character in certain areas of the city. Due to its history, cultural heritage, unique architecture (for example, post-industrial) or other advantages, these areas become fashionable among locals and visitors. Delicious cuisine in restaurants, street food in various variations – from street stalls, through food trucks, to gastronomic fairs with an emphasis on local products, nightlife in clubs, pubs or theme bars, picturesque and mysterious streets and preserved pearls of architecture inscribed in the landscape of the city are just some of the qualities that make up the tourist attraction of the area.
Of course, first of all, a tourist will go to the Old Town. Four of them are especially appreciated, they are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List: the Old Town in Krakow (in 1978), the Old Town in Warsaw (in 1980), the Old Town in Zamosc (in 1992) and the medieval city ensemble Torun (in 1997). Nevertheless, Polish cities offer much more … fashionable areas that fit into the latest tourist trends, this is not only the Old Town.
Among many such examples, here are three suggestions for trendy, sometimes lesser-known urban areas that have adapted for tourists in recent years:
A unique atmosphere with a specific so-called “Prague folklore” can be found in the Right-Bank District of Warsaw – in Northern Prague, covering the historical areas of old Prague. In recent years, having undergone significant revival, it has become extremely fashionable among Warsaw residents and tourists. artists, which undoubtedly increased the attractiveness of the once abandoned area. Very rarely, where still there are charming chapels in the courtyards of the houses, combined with nightlife, many recently opened restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs that create a unique climate in this Warsaw region, here you should definitely try the typical Warsaw dishes, such as Flaki and Pyzy, available near the famous Bazaru Różyckiego.The metro line has contributed significantly to the revival of this capital , which allows you to quickly and “no traffic jams” to get from the center of Warsaw. On the territory of Northern Prague are for example: Museum of Warsaw Prague, Museum of Polish Vodka in the Prague Center Koneser, Museum of Neon or Warsaw Oparkov.
Between the Old Town and Wawel Hill, there is an old Jewish district – Kazimierz (together with the Strad district, it is included in the UNESCO list), where tourists flock to try traditional kosher dishes in one of the many cafes that preserve Jewish traditions. Synagogues and other monuments of Jewish culture, cobbled streets, as well as numerous galleries, antique shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as cult casseroles served from okrąglaka in New Square create a mixture that is not found in other places. All this influences the charming and unique atmosphere of this place. A route of Jewish monuments runs through this area, and since 1988, the world-famous Jewish Culture Festival has been held in the summer.
The Katowice district of Nikiszovec (administratively: Janow Nikiszovec) located on the Route of Technological Monuments of Technology is considered an architectural unique. This is one of the largest post-industrial attractions in Katowice. It is often said about Nikishovets that this is a magical place, which is a merit of the artists from the Yanovskaya group who are called primitive or naive artists working here today. Although they portray reality in a simple way, the Art Naif Festival, held each year at the nearby Szyb Wilson Gallery, gathers crowds of amateurs passionate about this art. In addition, this is the workplace of local craftsmen who create beautiful watercolors, as well as coal decorations.