The Polish Trip
Located between Central and Eastern Europe, Poland offers a beautiful mix of cultures and values on both sides. Tourist attractions in the country include the art nouveau historical centers of Poznan, Wroclaw and Krakow, the cosmopolitan capital Warsaw, the port city of Gdansk, the architecture of Porun, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the Tatra Mountains and the Masurian Great Lakes region, among others. All good reasons to travel to Poland.
Warsaw, the capital of Poland, has lived gray, sad and troubled days. From the beginning, it has gone through many territorial disputes. In fact, the city witnessed horror scenes during the persecution of the Jews. Furthermore, it was almost brought down in a confrontation against the Nazis in 1944. Warsaw suffered at the iron hands of the Soviets, and finally, it had more than half of his postwar territory dismantled. Yet, Warsaw can smile happily.
Lublin is a city of contrasts. While appreciating the fact that we can experience a simple oriental mentality and sociability, it can be done without having to give up the convenience of living in the city. Sometimes, it is normal to follow the impression that time has stopped there, but on the other hand, it is surprised that the number of cultural and artistic events that take place in Lublin every year. It seems that life is peaceful in Lublin, but there is definitely room for the more adventurous people as well.
With 65,000 inhabitants, Zamosc is far from being a big city, but what is not in size has charm. It was founded in 1580 by Jan Zamoyski, following the principles of urban planning of the Italian Renaissance, and to implement them it was brought an architect from Padua, Bernardo Morando. The site was chosen for its strategic importance, controlling the trade route between Western and Northern Europe, and is, therefore, a locality dedicated to trading but with a strong defensive vocation. It reached its height in the 17th century but was subsequently attacked successively by Swedes, Cossacks, and Saxons. In 1866 the walls were demolished, which stimulated the growth of the city. Most of the visitor’s points of interest, most notably the City Hall building, are in the historic center, which in 1992 was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.