On the 8 of July 1980 a strike started in the WSK PZL Świdnik factory. The straw that broke the camel's back was the price of the meal in the factory canteen rising 80% in one day. The atmosphere quickly spread over 150 companies in Lublin and the whole voivodeship. The range of the strikes fo ...
An important moment in the history of Lublin was signing the Union of Lublin. On the 1st of July 1569 in Lublin, an aggreement between the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was signed. A new country was created, called the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Upon the aggr ...
Bike rides around the picturesque Bug and Vistula areas, guided tours around Lublin, Kazimierz Dolny and Zamość, concerts in the wonderful scenery of the Zamoyski Palace in Kozłówka, close encounters with the blacksmith tradition in Wojciechów, and celebrations of the 451st anniversary of the U ...
Lublin, situated on the hills, has some amazing view points. Unique architecture of the Old Town creates the unforgettable atmosphere. We present you some places that will help you to capture the amazing panorama of Lublin. That's where the view is the best!
Trinitarian Tower. The impressive tower used to be an inconspicuous wicket leading to the buildings of the Jesuite college, adjacent to the city walls. Only after the renovation in 1819, according to the project of Antonio Corazzi, the 60 meter-high tower became the dominant point of the city landscape. The Archdiocesan Museum of Sacred Art is located inside the tower, with its collection of sacred sculptures from the Lublin region and many other interesting exhibits. The last floor is an observation deck from which you can admire the panorama of Lublin. To get there the visitors need to overcome 207 steps. It's definitely worth it.
The castle tower. The romanesque tower is the oldest building at the Castle Hill. It was erected in the 2nd half of the XIII century out of stones and bricks. The tower is about 20 meters high and at it thickest point it reaches even 4 meters. The highest level is illuminated through a biforium - a window divided with a stone column, characteristic for romanesque architecture. On the top of the tower there's a view point with a wonderful view over the Old Town and the nearest area.
The terrace at the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures. Impressive, modern silhouette of the Centre for the Meeting or Cultures was designed by a renowned Lublin architect, Bolesław Stelmach. The industial arrangement is crowned with green terraces, overgrown with plants typical for the Lublin Region. City Artistic Apiary is located there as well. While strolling through a glass corridor under the open sky, you can have a look at the city below. Wow! (Don't forget about a selfie).
Czwartek Hill. It's one of the oldest suburbs of Lublin. The name comes from the fairs that used to take place every Thursday. Local church of St Nicholas was erected in the first half of the XVI century on a hill above the Czechówka River. In the first half of the XVII century the church was redesigned in the Lublin renessaince style. The vast panorama seen from this place is truly impressive - especially in the mornings, when Lublin wakes up.
The green roof of the Vivo. After tiring shopping session it's time to catch a breath. To do that it's worth to visit the roof of the Vivo shopping centre, where a green area in the middle of the city can be found, with its alleys, multitude of plants, benches, and a great view over the castle and part of the Old Town, including the Dominican Friars church and monastery. No need for further incentives.
Po Farze Square. If you look for a good spot with a view over the Lublin Castle, this is the place. The name of the square comes from the fact that for a few hundreds years the St Nicholas the Archangel used to stand here. It was the first parish church in the city, hence known as Fara. It was most probably built in the XIII century. According to the legend it was founded by the duke Leszek the Black as a votive for victory over the Yotvingians.
The cycling path by the Bystrzyca river. "Lublin crouched on its pasture. All by itself - with the silence." – that's how Józef Czechowicz wrote about the city in "A Poem about Lublin". We are almost sure that the poet was inspired to write these words by a walk along the Bystrzyca river, near the current Tatary district, in the eastern part of the city. To you we also recommend a walk or a bicycle trip. Lublin is perfectly visible from here.
The backyard at the Jezuicka street. The most famous view of Lublin comes from "Civitates orbis terrarum", a work by Braun and Hogenberg, printed in Cologne in 1618. The view presents the city during the "golden age", so at the turn of XVI and XVII century. In one of the backyards at Jezuicka 1 street an impressive mural presenting the aforementioned view was created.
Museum commemorates and promotes the life and works of popular Lublin writers – Konrad Bielski, Józef Łobodowski, Kazimierz Andrzej Jaworski, Antoni Madej and Józef Czechowicz (1903-1939) – considered to be one of the greatest polish poets of the 20th century.
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While walking around the picturesque Open Air Village Museum it's hard to resist the impression of travelling back in time. One can find here meticulously restored village huts, wooden Christian and Orthodox churches, or a windmill. The Museum is divided into seven regional parts: Lublin Upland, Roztocze, Powiśle, Podlasie and Polesie Lubelskie, Nadbuże, as well as mansion area and small town.
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The Museum of Martyrdom "Pod Zegarem" is located in the cells of the former Gestapo arrest. The exhibition presents the profiles of prisoners, both during their detention as well as their subsequent fate. Admission to the museum is free.
Tue. - Sat.: 9.00 - 16.00
In the museum situated in the Metropolitan Seminary in Lublin one can see the incunables, old prints, and examples of the sacral art being in the posession of the seminary. Admission to the museum is free.
Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri.: 9.00 - 15.00
Wed.: 11.00 - 17.00
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Mysterious histories, not so obvious places, dark nooks, and meetings with ghosts. You can see Lublin from "below" as well. Or are you scared?
Lublin Underground Trail - Lublin
The trail was created by conjoining a dozen of cellars at the Old Town. Almost 300 meters long walk starts by the Crown Tribunal at the Market Square, and ends at the Po Farze Square. An interesting addition to the trail is an interactive, moving model of the Great Fire of Lublin from 1719. teatrnn.pl/podziemia/
Perła Brewery Underground - Lublin
An obligatory point for the fans of the golden beverage. The rooms of the old church and monastery of the Reforming Fathers at Bernardyńska street, were adapted into a brewery in the middle of XIX century. Have a closer look at the tradition and history of the Lublin brewery and learn secrets of beer making. You can also taste some beer at the Perłowa Pijalnia Piwa restaurant, stay in the Perła apartments, dance in the Radość club, or watch a movie in an open-air cinema. Lights, camera, cheers! perla.pl/podziemiabrowaru/
Fortuna Cellar - Lublin
Under the historic townhouse of the Lubomelski family at the Market Square in Lublin you can find the Fortuna Cellar. Underground, where a winery used to be, unique polychromes of secular topics were preserved. The paintings were most probably commisioned at the turn of XVI and XVII century. Carpe diem!
Crypts in the Lublin Archcathedral
Lublin Archcathedral is interesting not only because of the beautiful polychromes - the building offers many interesting curiosities awaiting to be discovered. Such as crypts below the church - one can find burials of churchmen and lay people from XVI to XVII century, as well as those of bishops from XX century. Additionally, an exhibition of robes and items found during archeological works is presented.
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