Are you thinking of making a getaway to some corner of Europe? Well, today we are going to propose a destination that you may not have considered. We are referring to Poland, a country that hides wonderful medieval cities, a beautiful architecture, an exceptional cultural life ... In addition, you should know that you will be able to see up close what the holocaust meant, enjoy its wide range of delicious vodkas and the hospitality of its inhabitants.
Today we want you to know Poland a little better and, therefore, we are going to take a tour of its main cities, based on the number of inhabitants. Would you like to join us?
First of all, we want to talk about Warsaw, the capital of Poland and the most populous city in the country. Its historical center is striking, which was completely destroyed in 1944, although it was rebuilt after the war. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. On the other hand, it is important to keep in mind that it is one of the main cultural and economic-financial centers of Central Europe.
As it could not be otherwise, we also want to tell you about Krakow, one of the oldest cities in Poland, as well as being one of the main cultural, scientific, artistic and economic centers of the country. It is the most touristic city, among other things thanks to its center historical, also declared a World Heritage Site.
The third most populous city in Poland is Lodz, which is located in the center of the country. It is famous for its rich gastronomy. And although it is a fairly old city, its most important monuments are just over a century old. On the other hand, we want to comment that it is considered as the fashion and cinema capital of Poland.
Fourthly we find Wroclaw, a city that has the status of a district. Belonging to Germany until the end of World War II, the city has been named European Capital of Culture in 2016. Its rich history and the hospitality of its people attract thousands of travelers every year.
The fifth most populous city in Poland is Poznan, which is also one of the oldest. Located on the banks of the Varta River, it is recognized for being the cradle of the Polish nation. In fact, in the past it served as a state capital. Today it is a business, academic, scientific, cultural and business center. Separate mention deserve its eight institutes public of higher education.
We also have to talk about Gdańsk, the largest port city in the country. Surprise your helmet old, that during the years after the war was rebuilt by the new settlers. Therefore, the footprint of Poles, Germans, Flemish, Hebrews, Scots and Dutch is reflected in the architecture.
Another important city in Poland is Szczecin, which is located on the banks of the Older River. It is one of the main ports of the Baltic Sea, which is why it has great maritime traffic and an important naval industry. In addition, the city concentrates other industries significant. As for its monuments, those of Gothic style stand out, although its Renaissance castle is also striking.
Finally, we have to talk about Bydgoszcz, the eighth most populous city in Poland, in addition to being an important commercial center and tourist from the north of the country. In addition, it is a significant scientific nucleus, and many universities can be found here.
Top Ten Biggest Cities in Poland (June 2020)