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Ten Things You Should Not Miss While In Poland   by Jonathan Williams

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Poland is a county that is located in Central Europe. This is a country rich in history as well as beautiful places, and as such, this has become a favorite tourist destination. Here are the places that you should visit while in Poland.

1.) Old Town
Words can only capture so much of the beauty and timelessness that defines Stare Miastro. Take a walk or ride a bike or carriage for a tour of the city, and be mesmerized by the simple grandeur of the place. Pubs, bars, restaurants, etc. are plenty in the city, so you don't have to worry when that tummy churns from hunger in this beautiful city.

2.) Warsaw

World War II did something to change the landscape of Warsaw, but the beauty of this city remains worthy of a stopover. Visit Warsaw and see for yourself the Royal Castle, the Wilanow Castle, the Lazienki Park, and other scenic sites that gives color and grandeur to this Polish city. 

Stare Miasto, Old Town Square, Warsaw, Poland
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The ruins of the Jewish ghetto wall are standing up to this day, a reminder for the many who perished in Nazi atrocities and the few who managed to come back.

3.) Sopot

Sopot is the premiere vacation spot in Poland that gives travelers a scenic place and a place for a myriad of activities. Sopot is also a home to both budding and respected artist in various fields, giving radiance to the already lively place. With so many things to do, boredom is certainly one of things you shouldn't plan for in this city.
Sukiennice Arcaded Cloth Hall on Main Market Square, Krakow, Malopolskie, Poland
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4.) Slowinski National Park

Drop by the Baltic Coast and see for yourself the various land features that characterize Slowinski National Park's topography. Walk by the beach, enter the forest, step on wet marshlands and sand dunes, and cross grassland and moors while you're in it. Be fascinated by the wide variety of flora and fauna that comes with it.

5.) Tatra Mountain

Tatra Mountain range, home of natural wonders and mountain adventures, lies in the border of Poland and Slovakia. 

Glance at the Polish biodiversity while admiring the landscape formed by four glaciations that took place in the Tatra mountain regions. Take a hike and climb the peaks of Tatra, and be astounded by the scenic view of Poland from its side.

6.) Auschwitz

More than sixty years after the Nazi Rule, Auschwitz stands as a reminder of the past that should be forever remembered. Travel back in time of Nazi's occupation of Auschwitz and relive the tragedies that surround the concentration camps. Let the edifice and the few things left both by the perpetrators and the victims speak of the history that unfolded in this side of the Polish lands.

7.) Great Masurian Lake

Found in the northern part of the country, Great Masurian Lake is the remains of the Ice Age that cover all of Poland. With some 4000 lakes linked by intricate river and water tributaries, it covers up to 15% of all Masurian Plateau. Travel the lake in its entirety with bike tours made available in the area.

8.) The Wawel
Visit the place where polish kings rule for over 500 years. Walk around time and see yourself time-locked in the Renaissance period with Wawels's castle, churches, courtyards, and other infrastructure. Learn, discover and marvel at the sight of this city.

9.) Czartoryski Museum

Da Vinci and Rembrandt aficionados who plan to visit Poland put Czartoryski Museum on top of their list. Despite losing some artworks during Nazi occupation, artworks like Da Vinci's Lady with the Ermine and Rembrandt's Landscape with the Good Samaritan is still a sight to see. Tour the museum for more artworks from Greeks, Romans, Etruscans, Italians, Dutch, and Flemish artists.

Art Stalls on Old Town Square, Warsaw, Poland
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10.) Kazimierz Dolny

Named after Kazimierz Wielki who founded the town in 1335, this polish town offered shelter to persecuted Jews before World War II. The number of Jews living in Kazimierz was a target for the Nazi during WWII, reducing the 70,000 Jews in pre-world war era into 600 to this day. Take a peek into the preserved Jewish ghettoes and discover the lives these people have then.


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There's Always Something For Everyone In Krakow   by Kalyan Kumar
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Wawel, St Mary's Basilica and the Cloth Hall are places which should not be missed on a trip to Krakow. However, the city's rich offering is more than a checklist of standard tourist sights replicated on every visitor's itinerary.
Arcades of Cloth Hall, Old Town, Krakow, Makopolska, Poland
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Wandering the streets of the Old Town or the former Jewish district, Kazimierz, you will find a Krakow pulsating with life in all its variety. Galleries full of fascinating exhibitions present both the classic and the experimental avant-garde; cafés, pubs and restaurants offer the finest in both Polish and world cuisine - and all are an integral part of any visit to Krakow restaurants.

Like a magnet Krakow attracts an extraordinary range of people who help create the atmosphere of a city that is full of life, yet which exists in perfect harmony with its rich past. Actors, painters, musicians and poets make the city a magical place in which each moment becomes history. There are not enough words to describe the phenomenon that is Krakow, combining tradition and modernity with a multitude of avenues with which to escape from everyday life. It is enough to come and visit us to be convinced that the alternative to the relentless march of progress is not necessarily a step backwards.

One of the best and most famous activities for Krakow tourists is to take the Royal Route. The route begins by St Florian's Church in Matejki Square, leads by the Krakow Barbican, through the main entrance to the city, St Florian's Gate, along ul. Florianska, across the Main Square, and then along Grodzka Street to the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill.

Worth attention is the remaining fragment of city fortifications. The houses in ul. Florianska include the famous Jama Michalika (Michalik's Den) café and Jan Matejko House. The Main Square--the largest public square of medieval Europe--is dominated by the towers of the Gothic St. Mary's Church.  Every hour the famous Krakow bugle call is played from the taller one.
Inside the church, we can admire its greatest highlight: the high altar by Wit Stwosz (Veit Stoss) which is Europe's largest Gothic altar. The central part of the Main Square is occupied by the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)--a rare example of a medieval structure that has for centuries served as a commercial centre. On its other side stands the tower of the former Town Hall. Passing by the Monument to Adam Mickiewicz and the Church of St Adalbert, we enter ul. Grodzka, pass by the precious church and monastery complexes of Dominicans and Franciscans, Wielopolski Palace (currently, the seat of municipal authorities), SS Peter and Paul's Church, the convent of Poor Clares, St Andrew's Church, and the Church of St Giles. Running parallel to Grodzka, ul. Kanonicza is a charming street lined with recently renovated palaces and residences. Both Grodzka and Kanonicza lead to the foot of Wawel Hill with its Royal Castle, one of Europe's most splendid Renaissance royal residences. 
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Among its treasure of artistic masterpieces, most noteworthy in the Castle is the famous Audience Hall with a coffered ceiling adorned with 30 wooden heads. Similarly unique is the collection of 142 tapestries commissioned by King Sigismund Augustus in Flanders.


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Hotel Senacki, Krakow
We are very pleased to welcome all our guests who wish to rest after a long and tiresome journey or enjoy exquisite food and drinks. We are all here to serve you, offering cosy and comfortable rooms where you can relax after long conferences and business meetings or stretch your legs after a round Krakow sightseeing tour.  There are 20 single and double rooms including two LUX rooms on three floors and in the penthouse. The windows overlooking Grodzka Street offer a breathtaking view of the 17th c. monumental Church of SS Peter and Paul built in Baroque style and the 11th c. St. Andrew's Church, one of the oldest temples in Krakow. The windows of the other side of our hotel overlook the historical buildings of the former Wawel Chapter and the Kosciuszko Mound. 
Amadeus Hotel, Krakow
With a unique atmosphere, special hospitality and convenient facilities, the hotel offers excellent accommodation that makes you to feel at home.  Situated virtually a stone's throw distance from the Market Square, the Amadeus Hotel is placed in the heart of Krakow's old town.  The hotel boasts 22 comfortable and air-conditioned accommodation units that are facilitated with modern amenities. Specially adapted rooms for the physically challenged are also available.  The food served in Amadeus derives from the finest traditions of both Polish and European cuisine. Conveniently situated on the ground floor is the bar and cafe, where you can relax with a fine drink or meet friends.  Guests are also invited to make use of the fitness club and at the end of a busy day they can also relax at the sauna.
Chopin Hotel Krakow
Welcome to Chopin Hotel Cracow, a superb three star hotel located in the heart of Krakow City offering fine three star accommodation, certain to meet your every hotel need for a relaxing and carefree stay. Chopin Hotel Cracow in situated in the heart of the city, amongst one of the largest medieval market places in Europe, the charming and magical arcades and Cloth halls and quaint cafés are within easy reach of the hotel.
Europejski - Old Town, Krakow
The imposing 19th century Europejski Hotel located in the centre of Krakow, just 50 metres from its railway station and 200 metres from the famous square. Guestrooms have a traditional decor with warm colours and dark wooden furnishings. Rooms open out on to balconies with street or garden views. En-suite bathrooms are complete with showers, complimentary toiletries, makeup mirrors and hair dryers. All rooms are equipped with cable television, direct-dial phones and wireless Internet connection.  Guests can treat themselves to pampering beauty treatments at the VIP health and beauty salon, relax with a body massage or unwind in the sauna and hot tub. The concierge can advise on local attractions and book tickets to shows and events.
Grand Hotel Krakow
In the very heart of Old Cracow a very special hotel is to be found. For more than a century it has offered comfort to a host of illustrious Guests, guaranteeing them a private and relaxed atmosphere. The greatest care has been taken to restore the hotel’s historical interior, whilst its unique climate, elegance and luxury have never failed to fascinate visitors. The Grand Hotel is indeed a place of distinction, legend and exclusivity. 
WM Hotel System Krakow
A modern, comfortable hotel located on the main road Cracow - Warsaw, Hotel System is aimed squarely at the business traveller, and also offers good value for larger groups looking for clean accomodation at a reasonable price. The facilities are impressive, with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and fitness centre, and there's also an internet bar and decent conference facilities. With promotional prices starting from as low as 119 zloty per single room, Hotel System looks decent alternative to other more expensive places to stay nearer the city centre. 
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Hotel Jan III Sobieski Warsaw
The four star Jan III Sobieski hotel is known for its unique style, modernity and luxury. Its characteristic and colourful building is an easily recognisable architectural feature of Warsaw and an elegant threshold to the district of Ochota.  Eight-storey hotel, built by an Polish-Austrian team, received its first guests in 1992. Member of Polish Prestige Hotels & Resorts.  Jan III Sobieski HotelHotel is located in the heart of Warsaw, only 500 m from the Central Railway Station and 5,6 km from the International Airport Okecie (reception stand in the arrival hall).  It offers 427 comfortably equipped guest rooms with a high speed Internet access (complimentary in 118 rooms), has 4 rooms for disabled Guests (awarded as "Hotel without Barriers 2005") 
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Hotel Rialto is a magnificent and luxurious 5 star property located in the centre of Warsaw, only 2.5 Km from the Old town and 600 meters from the Palace of Culture and Science.  Guests can admire the beautiful Hotel's art deco and art nouveau interior. Hotel Rialto was opened in 2001 after the renovation of a turn of the century townhouse with many of its original features still intact.  Hotel Rialto was designed with comfort's guests in mind and new foundations, three additional floors, elevator and new windows were added.  Guests will also have the chance to enjoy the sauna, steam room, fitness room and to taste delicious food at the Hotel's Rialto Restaurant & Bar.
Le Meridien Bristol, Warsaw
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Residence St Andrews Palace, Warsaw
Located in a quiet pedestrian street in the heart of Warsaw, St. Andrews Palace is housed in a beautiful building dating back to 1900. The Residence St Andrews in Warsaw features 24 individually decorated apartments. All rooms come with a private bathroom, direct dial telephone, Satellite TV, VCR, fax, e-mail access, and closed circuit TV.Guests are provided with daily housekeeping, change of towels 3 times a week, and weekly change of linen.  The Residence St Andrews is monitored 24 hours a day. We also offer accommodations in a villa graced by a green. The villa is located 15km away from the city center. Long-term rentals are also available. Old world charm, modern amenities, and a tradition of comfort and great service await you. 
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