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WŁODAWA - A CITY OF THREE CULTURES

Włodawa – is a city of three cultures, here for centuries the Christian, Orthodox and Jewish religions had a common language, a living example of what are still existing facilities.

We recommend visiting: The Church of St. Louis, the Orthodox Church and Synagogue complex: the Great Synagogue, the Little Synagogue, the Pokahalny House.

 

 

POLESIE NATIONAL PARK

Polesie National Park – is based on peatland reserves: Durne Swamp, the Moszne Lake, the Długie (Long) Lake, the Orłowskie Peatland, the area has many rare species of fauna and flora, such as: carnivorous plant sundew, pond turtles, black storks and cranes.

We recommend visiting: Museum and Educational Centre of the National Park and Pond Turtle Centre in Urszulin, Museum in Załcz Stary, walk one of the nature trails: "Oak Dominik", "Perehod", "Spławy" or "Uprising Camp".

 

 

CHEŁM AND ITS UNDERGROUND CHALK MINE

Chełm - a remarkable city that offers a visit to one of the most peculiar places – Chełm’s underground chalk mine. 

The stone on which lies the Old Town, is inside so full of holes like Swiss cheese. To be convinced of this, it is worth visiting the mysterious labyrinth of walkways carved into the chalk measures. The great attraction will be a meeting with the legendary ruler and counsellor of the cretaceous labyrinth and the guardian of treasures hidden here - the Spirit of Belukha. Walking the architectural heritage trail of Chełm you can get acquainted with its rich multicultural history.

We recommend visiting: Parish Church of Sending of the Holy Apostles and the former Piarist College. The Old Town Square where you can admire the recently uncovered remains of the old City Hall from the fifteenth century and the tenement of the fovernor of Chełm, Węglińskiego, from the eighteenth century, as well as archaeological sites. The Cathedral Complex, consisting of the Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary, the Ustyluh Gate, the Uniate Episcopal Palace, Hill fort, the Bell tower.

 

 

ZAMOŚĆ – THE PEARL OF RENAISSANCE

Zamość – astonishes with its vividness, diversity and mystery. This sixteenth century city was founded for the purpose of residence and centre of ordination by Hetman Jan Zamoyski is an example of one of the finest "ideal city" in Europe, based on the models of the Italian Renaissance urbanism. 

This place still retains its original settlement with numerous monuments and is enrolled on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Walking through the Old Town will meet the expectations of the sophisticated architecture enthusiasts, seekers of unusual units and enthusiasts of rummaging the fortifications and underground corridors. Not only for children, a great pleasure will be visiting the ZOO.

We recommend visiting: Market Square with the Town Hall and Armenian tenement houses, the Old Pharmacy, Cathedral of the Resurrection and St. Thomas the Apostle from the sixteenth century, the Academy of Zamość, the Franciscan Church, the former Orthodox Church and the Synagogue, the Gate of Lublin, fortifications of the Zamość fortress, Zoological Garden.

 

 

LUBLIN

Lublin - a unique place where the cultures and religions meet; strolling around the Old Town, you can get acquainted with its history and many legends. 

For the visitors are waiting the Lublin Castle, Chapel of the Holy Trinity, concealing of priceless Byzantine-Ruthenian paintings and one of the oldest buildings in the city - Donjon. Following the trail of folk culture we will find the Open Air Museum of the Lublin Village, where monuments the wooden architecture, masonry and ethnographic collections from the region are collected.

We recommend visiting: the Lublin Castle, Chapel of the Holy Trinity, Donjon, monuments of the Old City, Open Air Museum of the Lublin Village.

 

 

THE MUSEUM OF THE FORMER SOBIBÓR NAZI DEATH CAMP

Sobibór Extermination Camp – was built on forested but sparsely populated area near the railroad. In order to hide the actual purpose of the camp it was located away from buildings and main roads. 

In Sobibor at least eighty-four thousand of Jews from all Europe have been killed, with the exception of the General Government (about fifty-four thousand in direct transports and thirty thousand transferred from the transit ghettos. They came, among others, from Germany, Austria, Slovakia, the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, France and Belarus, and the largest number of thirty-four thousand were Jews from the Netherlands.

We recommend visiting: Museum, Monument of Remembrance for Victims, Victims mound, place of the camps and garrison, railway platform.

 

 

500-YEAR OLD OAK BOLKO IN HNISZÓW

Bolko – is one of the oldest oaks in Poland and the monument of nature growing at an estate park in Hniszów, the municipality of Ruda-Huta.

It has a height of 23 metres and its circumference is 8,62 metres.

 

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