Located along the Baltic coastline, Poland is a marvellous destination to visit. Unique forests rich in vegetation and animals, ancient settlements belong to the Paleolithic Age at Kraków, world’s longest cathedral Gdańsk and the largest castle at Malbork, things to do in Poland are magnificent and impressive. Poland’s vibrant culture provides a great opportunity to explore various things and enjoy diverse tastes at one place. Its cuisine is a mix of meat and vegetables with spices. Famous are cabbage rolls, sour cucumber soup, mushroom soup, honey mead and other alcoholic drinks. Below are some famous things to do in Poland.
Wawel Castle, Kraków
Built in the 14th century, this magnificent castle is now a museum. It is divided into five different sections; Lost Wawel, State Rooms, Royal Private Apartments, Exhibition of Oriental Art and the Crown Treasury & Armoury where noteworthy objects of the royal monarchs are on display.
Lazienki Park, Warsaw
This royal garden stretches over an area of 76 hectares and the largest park in Warsaw. There are three gardens altogether that form this beautiful park. Royal Garden was developed in the 18th century, Romantic Garden in the 19th century and Modernist Garden in the 20th century. There is also the Lazienki Royal Palace where coins, paintings and sculptures are on display.
Oliwa Archcathedral, Gdansk
This cathedral was built between the 13th and 18th century. It is the world’s longest church and a blend of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Classical artwork. The cathedral is 107 m long, 19 m wide and 17.7 m high.
This medieval city has white sandy beaches and is located at the southern coast of Baltic Sea. There are modern hotels, historical monuments, edifices and beer gardens.
This Castle of the Teutonic Order was built along the River Nogat in the 13th century. It is the largest Gothic red brick castle by surface area in the world. There are three separate castles — High, Middle and Lower Castles, which form this large edifice.
In Europe, this is one of the largest virgin forest that has almost 800 European bisons, conifers, broadleaved trees and is rich in land animals. It covers an area of 141,885 hectares and located at the basin of Baltic and Black Sea.
St. Mary’s Basilica, Kraków
This 80 m tall Brick Gothic church was rebuilt in the 14th century. It is famously known for having the world’s largest wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss. An hourly Hejnał Mariacki or Krakow signal is played from its towers.
Kasprowy Wierch, Western Tatras
Between Poland and Slovak Republic, this is the most famous snowboarding and ski resort and is popular for having an oldest aerial tramway in Europe. At the summit, there are several restaurants where aroma of Polish food welcomes you.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
This 13th century world’s oldest mine of natural salt was operating until 2007. There are four amazing illuminating chapels and several statues carved within the mine, which give an enigmatic experience to the visitor.
Morskie Oko (Sea Eye), Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Among 1,000 meters high peaks of Tatra Mountains, there lies Europe’s largest lake, which is surrounded by tall pine trees. It is the fourth deepest lake in Europe that is rich in natural stock of trout fish. This destination is popular in both winters and summers.