The main attraction is an open-air museum
Among the hills of Subcarpatian region in Eastern Poland, lies the old city Sanok. It used to be an important place on the trade route which connected Hungary with Poland. Its strategic location by the river San gave the city an opportunity to thrive, but also placed it in danger of battles during the wars.
Customs and traditions from Palm Sunday to Wet Monday
This feast in the eastern part of Poland is celebrated twice! First time according to the Roman Catholic calendar. Second time according to the Julian calendar (Orthodox Church). In 2016 Catholic Easter Sunday is 27th of March. Orthodox Easter is a month later, 1th of May.
Ranking Lonely Planet
The best countries, cities and regions to visit in 2016. Among them is Poland! Top 10 countries:
Botswana, Japan, USA, Palau, Latvia, Australia, Poland, Uruguay, Greenland and Fiji.
What does Lonely Planet recommend to see in Poland?
Augustów is a small but very interesting town in north-eastern Poland. It has many attractions for the visitors who are looking for quiet time close to the nature. It’s location on the edge of one of many lakes in the region, as well as the Netta River and the Augustów Canal, provides tourists with endless possibilities of water sports. Augustów is a perfect place for a kayak rally, sailing, a ship, catamaran or gondola cruises.
Krakow (Cracow) is the best European city trip. The Polish city received the highest consumer rating on holiday review site Zoover and hence wins the Zoover Award for best European city trip 2014. Krakow beats the Spanish city of Seville and Venice in Italy.
Venice of the North
Wrocław ( German: Breslau), the largest city in western Poland and without a doubt one of the most beautiful in Europe, has become the European Capital of Culture 2016. Around 1,000 cultural events will draw tourists to this open, friendly and exciting city. This year the slogan "Wrocław - The Meeting Place" is more acurate than ever.
Formed by the Scandinavian glacier
Polish: Suwalszczyzna, Lithuanian: Suvalkų kraštas. The north-east corner of Poland, near the Lithuania border. Major towns: Augustów, Sejny and Suwałki. The intercultural region with a rich history and delicious cuisine. One of its main attractions is the nature.
One of the oldest settlements in the Podlaskie Voivodeship
Tykocin (Yiddish: טיקטין) is one of the oldest settlements in the Podlaskie Voivodeship, which played an important role in Poland’s history. Nowadays a small town of 2,000 inhabitants, located on the Narew river, just 30 km from Białystok, the region’s capital. Despite it’s small size, there are many points of interest within walking distance from the central square.
Such a thing only in Poland. In Eastern Poland...
As you can see in the pictures, bisons like Bialowieza. Wild animals live in the surrounding Bialowieza forest, but sometimes also go on the streets.
The second time!
January 13th is the last day of the year according to the Julian calendar used by the Eastern Churches.