Welcome to Lublin - the largest Polish city and academic centre east of the Vistula and the capital of the Lubelskie Voivodship since 1474. Granted a municipal charter under Magdeburg Law in 1317, Lublin is one of the oldest cities in Poland. The architecture of the city speaks of over 700 years of its history; numerous exhibitions and museums attract many tourists and researchers. Few cities in Poland have an old town like the one in Lublin where original historical buildings showing traces of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism make up 70% of its architecture. There are plenty of historic landmarks and tourist attractions awaiting visitors, among them: the Lublin Museum at the castle, the Open Air Village Museum, and many other interesting places and institutions.
Situated on four hills, the city will impress you with its stunning views. You may not know that there are four rivers flowing through Lublin – the Bystrzyca and its three tributaries: the Czechówka, the Czerniejówka and the Nędznica. Within the city limits you can also find the Stasin Flora Reserve and numerous nature monuments, some of which date back to the oldest times in Lublin’s history.
Before you embark on a virtual or real trip around Lublin, sit back and learn more about the history of this unique city. >> History of Lublin