DATE : February 20, 2019
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This is a guest post as part of our #JayWayPoland blogger project by Natasha Amar. We arranged all the details of Natasha’s stay in Wroclaw and Warsaw in August 2018. Want to go see Poland for yourself?
In Wroclaw, Poland’s fourth largest city, the first thing you’ll likely notice—or rather, gape at—is the strikingly beautiful architecture. The Gothic churches with intricately carved details, grand Baroque university buildings, and candy-colored townhouse facades that frame the city’s Market Square could well be the setting of a children’s fairytale.
But when you’re walking around Wroclaw, the second thing you’ll likely notice, even if you’re only mildly observant, is the presence of bronze figures, each about a foot tall, on street corners, outside store windows and even going about their business in the city’s busy squares. These are the dwarves of Wroclaw (krasnale in Polish). It’s impossible to travel to Wroclaw and not meet them.
A dwarf for all occasions
I first noticed the..
DATE : May 21, 2017
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Central and Eastern Europe's best Christmas markets 6th November 2013
If you're planning a winter break, don't overlook Central and Eastern Europe with its sleigh-full of festive offerings, says Thomas Rees
1. Ljubljana, Slovenia Famed for the extravagance of its Christmas lights, the Festive Fair, held in the Slovenian capital between 3 December and 1 January, makes a perfect winter getaway. Wander through the streets sipping medica (warm honey schnapps) or kuhano vino (mulled wine), past willow trees that shimmer with frost and stalls selling smoked-sausages and traditional gifts. Expect ice-rinks, street-theatre and decorative crib scenes in many of the city's chapels.
Processions take place across Ljubljana so be sure to keep an eye out for Old Man Frost (Dedek Mraz), Slovenia's version of Father Christmas.
2. Kraków, Poland The magnificent renaissance-era Cloth Hall provides the backdrop to Kraków's Christmas market, a warren of tents that jostl..
DATE : December 14, 2016
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26/01/2016 09:46 Krakow was once the capital of Poland; today it remains a beautiful city for both tourists and Poles. Not surprisingly it receives many tourists each passing year. In addition to the old town, beautiful architecture and the many museums we can recommend other things to see in Krakow as listed below.
The first is Wawel Castle. Former residence of the kings of Poland, it today houses one of the finest art museums in the country, with collections of paintings, sculptures and even Italian tapestries, weapons, cutlery and porcelain.
Kazimierz, a very famous area of this city, is known as being the centre of the Jewish community until the end of World War II in Poland. In fact its seven synagogues remain in this district of which one is still open.
And then we go to the Main Square, Rynek Główny. It is important not only in this city but also in Poland; located in the centre, surrounded by houses, palaces and churches.
The square is dominated by the Sukiennice,..