One of the unique things about travelling with Angloville is that we take you to new countries and perhaps destinations you wouldn’t have thought of before. Cities with so much life, unexplored history, and unique cultures. So, take advantage of Angloville’s cultural programmes to expand your own travel plans. Take it as a time to explore, get to know yourself better and grow as a person. I’m sure you’ll be surprised how connected you’ll feel to the people you didn’t expect to meet.
People that can become great travel buddies, a time for adventure and a chance to travel more confidently.
Here is a quick whistle-stop tour of some of the main attractions and unmissable places to explore while you are out in Poland:
1. Did you know Poland sits on the Baltic coast?
There are beautiful sunny cities such as Gdansk that lie along the seaside and offer colourful architecture, beaches and a long market (długi targ). There’s so much history that lies in being a port city that was destroyed and rebuilt after World War II. If you head northwest from Gdansk you have Gdynia, Poland’s sailing capital and apparently the sunniest city in Poland! Also, the neighbouring coastal town of Sopot has its own charms and attractions such as the Sopot International Song Festival. It’s the largest event in Europe after the Eurovision Song Contest.
You cannot explore northern Poland without stopping at Hel, which is a unique must-see, located just at the tip of mainland Poland. It sure looks interesting, a seaside resort city unlike any other at the end of the Hel peninsula. Explore it for yourself!
2. You’ve got to check Warsaw out!
The capital city in any country sure is special, and Warsaw is no exception. There is so much to see and do. A couple of recommendations to visit away from the usual touristy things would be the Palace of Culture. You’ll find theatres, a cinema, museums and cool pubs. Top tip, it’s an incredible spot for a panoramic view of the city on the 30th floor. Hope you’re not scared of heights at 114 metres.
Another best-kept secret you definitely can’t miss is the pop-up bars on the banks of the beautiful Vistula River. A vibe in the summer months for sure, that has an alternative chilled atmosphere with outdoor entertainment and live music. Add this to your list to enjoy Warsaw like a local.
Also, did you know that Warsaw is also one of the cheapest capital cities in Europe?
3. Chill + Canoe along the Warta river
If you go west you’ll find a city called Poznan with its colourful buildings and well-preserved cobbled streets. The Warta River flows right through which means you can enjoy beaches by the city, and sports where you can rent water activities and enjoy nature. It really is a win-win for all. Another highlight is Malta Lake full of summer attractions and hosts major rowing and kayaking events. A hidden treat is the Malta festival which sounds like the Polish version of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. There’s music, film screenings, workshops and exhibitions. Sounds perfect for culture lovers who want a different look into Polish culture. A fun fact is that Poznan is famous for its croissants, so you can’t leave without giving them a taste.
4. Feeling salty?
Krakow is loved by many and is one of the most travelled cities in Poland. The history is echoed on the streets as it feels like a step back in time but in a good way! The old architecture is well kept and the cobblestones add to the character. You can explore all that there is from the mediaeval influence to the Jewish quarter. But, have you heard of the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine? An underground labyrinth is a really special place you need to discover for yourself. It’s also on UNESCO’s world heritage list so it’s worth a visit.
5. Tatra Mountains are Hill-areas
I hope you caught onto that pun 😉 The Tatra Mountains are a perfect place to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle. Especially, as it’s only a few hours from Krakow. An area full of hiking trails, beautiful nature and pure bliss, the perfect place for all you outdoor lovers. You can even take a cable car up to catch the spectacular beauty from a vantage point. Another great thing about this region is that it’s only a couple of hours from Slovakia if you’re feeling adventurous.
6. Have you heard of the Vertigo Jazz festival?
Get yourself over to Wroclaw, a city in the southwest of Poland. Not only is it a cute spot for beach bars, a historic old town and bright architecture. In summer, jazz takes over the city. You will find concerts held in trams, parks, rooftops and all over calling acts from Wroclaw and beyond. And the best part, most of it is FREE so there’s no excuse. A great way to spend your Polish summer exploring outdoor events and live music as you take in the stunning surroundings.
So come on over, Poland is a vibe with so much to do.
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