According to Indexdotcom, the capital of Poland – Warsaw is not only the political and cultural center of the country, the city is also the largest railway junction of international importance. Warsaw is of great importance for the tourism industry of the whole country, as most of the historical and architectural monuments have accumulated here. Undoubtedly, the most beautiful part of the capital is the “Old Town”, which is on the list of monuments of international importance by UNESCO. This part of the city is almost completely filled with medieval stone houses with amazing architecture, and all these peaceful buildings are surrounded by a fortress wall. The first monument of Poland – Sigismund’s Column – is located on the Palace Square and the royal residence – the Royal Castle is located on the same place. Many churches were erected in the city, the main one (Saint Jan’s Cathedral) is located on Sventojanska Street, which departs from the Palace Square. Sventojanska Street stretches from one square to another and comes to the famous Market Square, which is decorated on all sides with buildings with amazingly beautiful facades. In addition to the main church in the Old Town, you should definitely visit the following monastic complexes: the Sacromentok Church, the Church of the Savior and the Church of the Holy Cross. In the Church of the Holy Cross there is an urn with the heart of Chopin, and in other churches there are works of art and historical exhibits no less significant for Poland. The once great European city of Krakow is still a popular tourist destination. Previously, it was the capital of the Commonwealth, and therefore the capital of the largest European state at that time. The rulers of the state and many famous personalities lived in this city. On the territory of the Krakow Old Town, which is surrounded by green parks, more than a hundred historically valuable architectural monuments have survived to this day. A characteristic feature of Krakow’s streets is that almost all of them lead to the same place, namely the Market and the main square of the city, which today is the largest market square in Europe. In the middle of the square there is a building that used to be a shopping arcade, and now a museum is located here. Not without a church (St. Barbara) on the market square, the tower of the Krakow Town Hall rises here, which has now become one of the branches of the historical museum, and a theater has been organized in the basement of the Town Hall. The southwestern part of Poland is famous for the famous city of Wroclaw, which is considered one of the most ancient cities in the country, and now it is the scientific, cultural and industrial center of southwestern Poland. The oldest and most beautiful part of Wroclaw is Ostrow Tumski. In the 10th century, a fortress was built here, which was supposed to protect the river crossing, since a river route connecting the West with Russia passed here. Unfortunately, the entire territory of the old part of the city was destroyed during the war, but now almost all historical monuments have been restored and are of great interest to tourists. The most popular is the Cathedral of John the Baptist, which became the first cathedral in Poland built in the Gothic style, as well as the Church of St. Idzi, it is believed that this church is the first brick building in Wroclaw.
National cuisine of Poland
Polish cuisine has absorbed many traditions from Ukrainian and Russian cuisine, but there are elements that have been adopted from the Baltic and European culinary schools. Most of the dishes are very filling and only a small amount of spices are used during cooking. Poland is known for its meat products, and more specifically – various sausages, roast veal and ham with horseradish. In general, the Poles very often use meat and do it skillfully. In the course are not only meat familiar to us, but also game (hare, wild boar, etc.). In some dishes, for example “bigos”, several types of meat are used at once. The Poles are also known as masters of cooking soups. There are hundreds of different recipes here: beetroot “botvinka”, noodle soup, cucumber soup and even such an unusual option as goose blood soup. There are almost always flour products on the dining table. The most popular are dumplings, which go with most dishes. Local chefs prepare delicious cottage cheese pancakes and a variety of pies (with cheese, potatoes, mushrooms, etc.).