A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE IS A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE MOST VALUABLE CULTURAL OR NATURAL OBJECTS OF WORLD’S HERITAGE. SOME OF THEM ARE IN POLAND – LET’S SEE THE MOST FAMOUS ONES!
CRACOW’S HISTORIC CENTRE
The Old Town of the Cracow – former Polish capital. You can see Wawel Hill with royal castle, Jewish district called Kazimierz and medieval urban layout with old buildings. Others important places in Cracow’s center are e.g. market square with Cloth Hall, gothic church and city walls. Cracow is the city with a lot of monuments, museums and cultural events – this is the “must see” town in Poland.
WIELICZKA SALT MINE
One of the oldest salt mines in the world – it was created in XIII century. Tourists can visit here 20 large chambers with 3 kilo- meters long route that is located from 64 to 135 meters below ground. In the cham- bers you can see a lot of sculptures made by salt.
AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP
Auschwitz was a network of Nazi concentration and exter- mination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. It was created in 1940 and today reminds next generations about how important are the peace and brotherhood. This place is important to memorize the history of Eu- rope in XX century.
National park in the east part of Poland. It’s a forest complex with best-preserved natural deciduous. This is the region with the valuable wildlife – thousands of plants and animals. In big forests you can find e.g. bison (the symbol of this national park), lynx, wolf, fox and others unique species of animals.
HISTORICAL CENTRE OF WARSAW
The historical centre of Warsaw – the capital of Poland – reconstructed after II World War. Originally most of the buildings came from the XVII century, when king Zygmunt III Waza moved the capital from Cracow to Warsaw. The heart of the area is the Old Town Market Place, Royal Castle and cathedral.
OLD CITY OF ZAMOŚĆ
Zamość is the great representative of renaissance architecture; well it’s called “Pearl of Renaissance”. It was built in the XVI century in accordance with the Italian theories of the “ideal town”. The key mon- uments of Zamość are city hall, cathedral, synagogue and Zamoyski’s Palace.
CASTLE OF THE TEUTONIC ORDER IN MALBORK
The Castle in Malbork is the largest castle in the world by area. This brick castle at Malbork was the residence of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order and the largest structure of its kind in Medieval Eu- rope.
MEDIEVAL TOWN OF TORUŃ
Toruń got one of the most imposing old town halls in northern Europe. It’s a small historic trading city that preserves to a remarkable extent its original street pattern and out- standing early buildings, and which provides an exceptionally complete picture of the medieval way of life. Toruń was also a home town of famous astronomer – Nicolas Copernicus.
KALWARIA ZEBRZYDOWSKA: THE MANNERIST ARCHITECTURAL AND PARK LANDSCAPE COMPLEX AND PILGRIMAGE PARK
The religious complex (calvary) founded by Governor of Kraków Mikołaj Zebrzydowski on December 1602. Complex in Kalwaria includes the church, the pilgrimage park and monastery. It was created in XVII century in the baroque style. The Calvary has two ways – Way of the Cross and Way of Compassion of God’s Mother with a lot of chapels.