niedziela, 18 maja 2008
Zgierz is one of the oldest towns in central Poland. It hosts a museum, numerous historical buildings, various monuments, old churches and the biggest recreational complex in Poland.
There are many places where young people can spend their free time. There is a cinema and the Cenrte of Culture. There are also numerous pubs, restaurants and pizza places where young people can meet, eat something tasty and have fun.
Zgierz hosts many events connected with music, culture and history of the region.
niedziela, 30 marca 2008
The north of Poland is rich in beauty of nature. Along the border we have the Baltic Sea with beautiful seashore, beaches and high cliffs. During summer, there are lots of clubs, pubs and concerts, so it the best way to spend holidays there. The biggest resorts are Sopot Kolobrzeg, Miedzyzdroje and Swinoujscie.
You can’t miss Gdansk. It’s one of the most popular and beautiful cities in the north Poland. There is a historic old town and famous monument of the Neptune. A place which is really worth seeing is a harbour ad shipyard. It’s a special place because of the events which took place there in 80s and are connected with social-political movement Solidarnosc.
Close to the German-Polish border you can find Szczecin. There is a bay on the Odra river. You can also sightsee there a beautiful old town, a palace.
In the past, till the end of The Second World War German resigned over the North of Poland. Even today you can find there lots of remnants which remain those days like castles, palaces, fortifications etc.
Zakopane is a town in southern Poland with approximately 28,000 inhabitants.
The town, a place of Górale culture and informally known as the winter capital of Poland, lies in the southern part of the Podhale region at the feet of the Tatra Mountains, which is the only alpine mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains.
Zakopane lies in a big valley between the Tatra Mountains and Gubałówka Hill. It is the most important Polish centre of mountaineering and skiing, and is visited by about three million tourists annually. The most important alpine skiing locations are Kasprowy Wierch, Nosal and Gubałówka Hill.
Zakopane has the highest elevation (800-1000 m) of any town in Poland. The central point of the town is at the junction of Krupówki and Kościuszki streets.
The earliest documents mentioning Zakopane date to the 17th century, describing a glade named Zakopisko. In 1676 it was a village of 43 inhabitants. Together with a section of the Tatra Mountains, it was sold in 1824 to the Homola family.
In March 1940 representatives of NKVD and Gestapo met for one week in the Villa Tadeusz in Zakopane, for the coordination of the pacification of resistance in Poland.
Zakopane hosted the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 1929, 1939, and 1962, the winter Universiades in 1956, 1993 and 2001, the biathlon World Championship, several ski jumping world cups, and several Nordic combined, Nordic and Alpine European Cups. It was an unsuccessful candidate city for the 2006 Winter Olympics and 2011 World Ski Championships, and remains in the running to host this latter competition in 2013.
In English also spelled Krakow or Cracow. Cracow is one of the largest and oldest cities in Poland. The city dates back to the 7th century. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1596 and the capital of Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish scientific, cultural and artistic life. As the former national capital with a history encompassing more than a thousand years, the city remains the spiritual heart of Poland.
piątek, 7 marca 2008
Warsaw- the capital city of Poland
Warsaw is the capital of Poland and its largest city. It is located on the Vistula River roughly 370 kilometers (230 mi) from both the Baltic Sea coast and the Carpathian Mountains. Its population as of 2006 was estimated at 1 million 700 thousand people.
Warsaw is the 9th largest city in the European Union.
Warsaw straddles the Vistula River. It is located in the heartland of the Masovian Plain, and its average altitude is 100 metres (330 ft) above sea level, although there are some hills (mostly artificial) located within the confines of the city.
Warsaw is a county and is further divided into 18 boroughs. The best known are the Old Town (Stare Miasto) and New Town (Nowe Miasto).
As the capital of Poland, Warsaw is the political centre of the country. All state agencies are located there, including the Polish Parliament, the Presidential Office and the Supreme Court.
Public transport in Warsaw is ubiquitous, serving the city with buses, tramways, and metro.
Tourists attractions worth visiting in Warsaw
Although today's Warsaw is a fairly young city, it has a lot of tourist attractions. Apart from the Warsaw Old Town quarter, carefully reconstructed after World War II, each borough has something to offer. Among the most notable landmarks of the Old Town are the Royal Castle, King Sigismund's Column, Market Square, and the Barbican.
Further south is the so-called Royal Route, with many classicist palaces, the Presidential Palace and the Warsaw University campus. Also the popular Nowy Świat Street is worth mentioning.
Warsaw's oldest public park, the Ogród Saski, is located within 10 minutes' walk from the old town. City’s biggest public park and said to be the most beautiful is the Łazienki Park. It is also very old — established in the 17th century and given its current classical shape in late 18th century — is located further south, on the Royal Route, about 3 km from the Warsaw Old Town.
The Powązki Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Europe, full of sculptures, some of them by the most renowned Polish artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Since it serves the religious communities of Warsaw, be it Catholics, Jews, Muslims or Protestants, it is often called a necropolis. Nearby is the Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery, one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe.
To the north of the city centre is the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto.
The borough of Żoliborz is famous for its architecture from the 1920s and 1930s. Between Żoliborz and the Vistula is the Warsaw Citadel, a monument of 19th century military architecture.
Former royal residence of king Jan III Sobieski — Wilanów Palace is notable for their baroque architecture and beautiful parks.
Notable examples of contemporary architecture include the Palace of Culture and Science, a Soc-realist skyscraper located in the city centre and the Constitution Square with its monumental Social realism architecture.
The central part of the right-bank (east) Praga borough it is a place where very run-down houses stand right next to modern apartment buildings and shopping malls.
Thanks to numerous musical venues, including the Teatr Wielki, the Polish National Opera, the Chamber Opera, the National Philharmonic Hall and the National Theatre and the Congress Hall in the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw hosts many events and festivals. Among the events worth particular attention are: the International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition, the International Contemporary Music Festival Warsaw Autumn, the Jazz Jamboree, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, the International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition, the Mozart Festival, and the Festival of Old Music.