Land of plenty
Poland is a country located in Central Europe and is known for its rich history, culture, and natural beauty. There are many different vacation options available in Poland, depending on what you are interested in seeing and doing.
Some popular tourist destinations in Poland include the city of Krakow, which is home to the Wawel Royal Castle and the Main Market Square, and the city of Warsaw, which is the capital of Poland and has a rich history and architecture. Other popular destinations include the Tatra Mountains, which offer beautiful scenery and outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing, and the Masurian Lake District, which is a popular spot for boating and water sports. Poland also offers many outdoor activities such as cycling, camping, as well as many cultural events such as music festivals, traditional markets and much more.
Poland is also known for its historical sites, such as the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, which is a reminder of the Holocaust and the Second World War.
For food lovers, Poland’s traditional cuisine is hearty, comforting and delicious. From pierogi (Polish dumplings) to bigos (a traditional stew) to kielbasa (Polish sausage), there is a variety of dishes to choose from.
Poland is a land of plenty, with broad plains, mountains, rivers, immense forests, 328 miles of coastline and thousands of lakes. It is also home to bustling cities, towns and quaint villages. The country is well connected by train, bus and air, making it easy to travel to different parts of the country. There are also many affordable hotels, hostels and vacation rentals available, making it an affordable vacation option.
When you visit Poland, the country’s capital city Warsaw should be on your itinerary. If there was ever a city to define resilience, have a huge respect for history and possess the ability to change personalities, Warsaw ticks all of the boxes. Almost completely destroyed during the last World War, Warsaw is a phoenix arisen from the ashes. In the city, you will find a widely-contrasting collection of architecture, Gothic, neoclassical, Renaissance & restored baroque in the Old Town and modern skyscrapers neighbouring socialist realist buildings around the centre. The most noticeable building in Warsaw is the ‘Seven Sisters’ style Palace of Culture and Science.
A city that actually managed to evade destruction during the Second World War is Krakow, the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Krakow is Poland’s former royal capital with many historical landmarks and a walk around the city provides visitors with a peek into the past.
Other cities of note can be found within Tri-city; which contains the cities of Gdansk, Gdynia & Sopot. These destinations are all located on the Polish seaside and are favourite holiday hot spots for Polish tourists.
Poland’s cities easily compete with other European cities in relation to what they offer residents & visitors alike. The difference is, Poland is one of the most affordable destinations in Europe. The country maintains its own currency and tourists enjoy prices that are very much cheaper than popular destinations such as Spain or Italy. The price of a good restaurant meal or a night out can often be half the price that you would pay in a European capital.
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Taste unique Polish cuisine during a spectacular Polish folk show, featuring traditions from various regions in Poland. During the show you will be introduced to the most popular dances in Poland performed by a professional dance group.
Explore the world of Polish football through the eyes of a British expat who has lived in Poland for over 20 years and has a passion for the beautiful game.