Poland is a highly underrated destination for travellers that offers a little something for everyone; whether you’re looking for picturesque countrysides, modern cities full of history or idyllic seasides. Home to 16 UNESCO World Heritage sites and a rich cultural history, Poland offers its visitors a truly unique and safe experience. In this series, we’ll look at 5 of Poland’s top destinations and give you tips on how to make the most of your visit to this beautiful country.
Warsaw is a truly special place. The Polish capital has a rich history and energy that’s hard to come by anywhere else in the world
When visiting Warsaw’s Old Town, you’ll want to make sure to have plenty of space for photos. A maze of cobbled streets and quaint pastel buildings, if it weren’t for the people you’d feel like you’d traveled in time. With so many great spots to stop for a bite to eat and drink, it’s easy to lose a day here. The Old Town is a must for any visitor to Warsaw as it captures the history of the city, as well as its vibrant culture.
As the former capital city of Poland, Krakow is making a strong case as the country’s cultural capital.
One of the reasons Krakow is so easy to get around as a city is that all its major attractions are near the market square. Filled with stunning architecture, bars and restaurants, it truly is the heart of the city. A place where people come to meet and to party – a must in Krakow!
Known as the “Venice of the North’, there are few places in the world like Wroclaw.
Wroclaw’s Old Town, or Rynek, is the beating heart of the city. Once the economic centre, the market square, it has now evolved into the cultural and social bud of Wroclaw. Here you’ll find some of the city’s famous Gnomes, plenty of incredible places to eat and drink and some insta worthy buildings. Despite being nearly destroyed during WWII, today the craftsmanship that restored it in the 15th century is on full display. The city’s key landmark is the stunning Town Hall, an excellent starting point to explore the nearby shops, eateries and colourful flower market, or Plac Solny.
Often overlooked by tourists, Poznan has a lot to offer its visitors.
You need to visit the Old town and market square. Filled with excellent restaurants, cafes, bars and beautiful pastel painted buildings, it’s a lot to take in. Be sure to see the Town hall, built in the 14th century. Whilst you wander, you’ll explore the city’s history and whilst you’re at see how many street artworks by the famous homegrown artist Noriaki (still anonymous to this day).
A hidden Polish gem, Katowice is a musical and adventure hotspot waiting to be discovered!
Ulica Mariacka, or St Mary’s Street, is the beating heart of Katowice. Making your way along this pedestrianised area, you’ll find great bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. Katowice was also recently declared a Unesco city of Music, thanks to its vibrant live music scene (one of the best in Poland). Within the area surrounding St Mary’s street, you’ll find great venues and amazing street art that has emerged from the city’s political history.