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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lublin - the capital of lubelskie region - a charming city IN MY LENS


After Kazimierz Dolny, about which you read in a previous post with a lubelskie map, it's time for beautiful Lublin. Lublin probably surprised me most of all the places during this holiday -  I knew that Kazimierz and Zamosc are beautiful, but I did not expect the same after Lublin!

Although once Lublin wanted to be like Warsaw - thus eg. the main shopping street has the same name as the main shopping street in Warsaw, and there is a Hotel Europa - clearly strongly inspired by Warsaw's Bristol - it should not have any inferiority complex. It is simply a  smaller city of a completely different character.

Lublin perhaps shoud enhance its marketing - it is incredibly friendly, charming and quite well maintained. Its cobbled streets are picturesque. Around the market there are plenty of interesting restaurants with local food, you can see that the city is alive. Over the city, on the hill, there is a "castle" - or more precisely a former prison built in 1826 on the place of previous castle - in English neo-gothic style. To me it looks like fairly kitsch architecture, but at least it is consistent within a reasonable color (for architecture with a very unreasonable scroll down!;)) . On Castle Hill there it is also one of the most valuable Polish monuments - Chapel of the Holy Trinity with polychromy from the fifteenth century! Add to that the local food and cider Lubelski and great weather, which we got, and our time in Lublin was perfect :)


What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
The Old Town and remnants of an old church - which is now a great spot to sit for a while

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.


What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
stunning Renessaince detail of Konopniców townhouse

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
a view of the Castle

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
The XIV century Cracow Gate, closing The Old Town

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
very interesting detail of The Cracow Gate

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
it this beautiful townhouse there is a Jewish restaurant

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
cute Old Town nooks

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
castle - the former prison


What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
the castle's court and a Roman keep  (XIII century!)

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
the Chapel of the Saint Trinity

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
the Chapel of the Saint Trinity

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
Handmade medieval brick with traces of fingers on it

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
This is what I call street art! It enhances , not destroys, the environmenet!


What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
Lublin at night

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
Dominicans' church and its baroque interior 
What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
Great idea - a cute eco-horse is promoting throwing trash to garbage



So, when are you coming to Lublin?? :) 



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