Poland is fun tourist destination in Europe, the country save countless interesting tourist attractions. Poland is rich in fine culture, scenic landscapes and extraordinary historical sites. In Poland we can expect to experience unique activities away from the hustle-bustle life of the city. Enjoy the sightseeing tours outside of town, and even within the city walls, go hiking and explore the heaths. Like the Bialowieza Forest, ancient woodland located between Belarus and Poland.
Here are famous tourist attractions in Poland:
1. Krakow Old Town
Krakow is one of the best tourist attractions in Europe. Most tourists lured by the magical atmosphere and architecture of this beautiful city. In Krakow, you can see the medieval cathedral, castle Renaissance, Baroque churches, Art Nouveau theater and other monuments. Although the old city with many monuments and museums, Krakow is a city that has been in contact with the modern lifestyle. Main Market Square in the Old Town in Krakow is the largest medieval town square in Europe and one of the major tourist attractions in Poland. The square is surrounded by historical townhouses, historic buildings, palaces and churches. The center of the square is dominated by the Cloth Hall, rebuilt in 1555 in the Renaissance style, topped by a beautiful attic.
2. Gdańsk Old Town
One of the most beautiful cities in Poland, Gdansk, which is located in the Baltic Sea. Gdansk is famous as the Maritime city in Poland, Gdansk city has a gentle climate and beautiful beaches. Gdansk Old Town area is a must-see attraction when in the city of Gdansk. In Gdansk you can walk along a variety of classic building typical of Eastern Europe, especially Gdansk Town Hall which was built from the 14th century, and is the city’s historical museum.
3. Malbork Castle
Malbork Castle was built in Prussia in 1274 by the Teutonic Order as an Ordensburg, or a fortress. It is the largest medieval fortress in Europe, consisting of three sections: the High, Middle and Lower Castles Each castle is separated by moats and towers. After many years of battle and unrest, the castle was turned over to Poland, where it really belonged. In the fifties, the castle was under the care of the Polish Tourist and Country Lovers Society. Now, the castle has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 and a best tourist attraction in Malbork, Poland.
4. Warsaw Old Market
Warsaw is the capital of Poland which was rebuilt after World War II. Visit to the city area, do not miss the beautiful Old Town. Old Town is currently in the list of UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Many interesting buildings here and every corner of the city is very artistic. Do not forget to visit the various buildings ranging from the Royal Castle (Zamek Krolewski), Kolumn King Zygmunt, St. Anna Church, and St. John Cathedral, Chopin museum, and there are some magnificent palaces here.
5. Oswiecim Auschwitz
The city is better known by the German name “Auschwitz”. This is where history during World War II ever recorded. For Jews, this region leaves bad memories when Germany controlled the European region Timur.nBerdasarkan records, about 1.5 million Jews, Poles, Gypsy, and the prisoners of war, was murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau. And make this place famous as the center of genocide by Nazi Germany.
6. Tatra mountains
Located in the town of Zakopane, the mountain is the highest mountain region in Poland. In winter, the mountains are popular with skiers and throughout the year much frequented by natural passer and mountaineers. In addition, the Tatra Mountains are also famous for the various ski resort, complete with charming scenery.
7. Masurian Lakes
Masurian Lakes region is the number one tourist destination in Poland. For fans of sailing, fishing, walkers, cyclists, and those who seek peace, often visiting the lake area. Besides water sports, exploring a historic place here also can be done. There is a palace in Reszel, Nidzica and Gizycko, stunning Baroque churches in Swieta Lipka and headquarters that Hitler’s war in the woods near Ketrzyn.
For some people, the city of Wroclaw spelled quite strange because the pronunciation of the name of the city is quite difficult, ie pronounced as VRAHTS-wahv. However, the fourth largest city in Poland holds various interesting tourist destinations to visit. The Rynek is one of those places that you can visit when you are here. The second largest square in Poland, was decorated by colorful buildings, and become one of the most popular destinations in the city of Wroclaw.
9. Wawel Castle
Located in Krakow, Wawel Royal Castle was the center of Poland’s culture and politics until the 16th century. The Gothic castle is home to the only preserved piece of the Polish Crown Jewels, the legendary sword Szczerbiec coronation sword. Decorated with symbols and floral patterns, the blade is notched to hold a small shield, giving the sword its nickname, the Jagged Sword.
10. Wieliczka Salt Mine
Situated within Krakow’s metropolitan area, The Wieliczka Salt Mine is considered one of the oldest companies in the world. Salt has been mined from the site continuously since the 13th century. The site features an underground city, all carved out of the rock salt, including a chapel that is said to have the best acoustics of any structure in Europe. Dozens of ancient sculptures carved from salt are augmented by new sculptures from contemporary artists. There is also a huge chamber with walls resembling those of a chapel’s built by miners centuries ago. There is also an underground lake, plus an exhibit on the history of salt mining.