5 Cities You Definitely Have To Visit In Poland

Poland can be easily called "a pearl of Europe". It is not so popular travel destination as, for example, Italy, Spain or France, and probably, this is one of her biggest advantages! This country has still saved its unique soul, traditions and local culture. And here you will be still welcomed not as a regular tourist, but as a respected guest. Poland has a long and great history, and is proud of it. And for sure, this is a "must" destination if you are choosing a country to visit! But before, read our guide and check out the list of 5 cities you definitely have to visit in Poland!

1. Wrocław

Wroclaw is the largest city in western Poland and is situated on the River Odra. This is an important cultural and economic centre of the country, which also has pretty high standards of living and development. at the same time, it is picturesque, and lovely, wit ha charming old town, colourful buildings and narrow streets. Visit its Old Town, that formerly had been an island (known as the Cathedral Island between the branches of the Oder River), see its awesome Multimedia Fountain with the special program during the night, or just have a walk or picnic in one of its parks or gardens. You will love it!

2. Poznań

Poznan is a city on the Warta river in west-central Poland. This is one of the oldest and one of the biggest cities in the country. Its beautiful renaissance old town was destroyed during World War II, but fortunately, rebuilt again, so we can adore its stunning architecture and beautiful streets nowadays again. Poznan has a lot of important historic and cultural sites. The majority of them are located in the old city centre or around it. And many of them lie on the Royal-Imperial Route in Poznan – a tourist walk leading through the most important parts of the city showing its history, culture and identity.

3. Gdańsk

Gdansk is indeed one of the most beautiful cities in Poland that definitely has to be on your travel list! It is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea and is the principal port of the country. It has a long history and rich culture, as well as really magnificent architecture, especially in the old part of the city. Moreover, it has a really beautiful coastline! And even though this is not a destination for a long and hot summer (Baltic Sea is actually quite cold), it is still definitely worth visiting for discovering local culture and hospitality!

4. Warsaw

Warsaw is a capital of Poland, its biggest and most important centre, and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It i modern and economically developed, and at the same time, cozy, quiet and charming in the old part of it. If you have an opportunity to visit Warsaw, we definitely recommend do go there and enjoy its old culture, great history, rich traditions and warm hospitality. And of course, to visit its most significant attractions, such as The Royal Castle, Łazienki Park, its Old Town, numerous museums, parks and gardens.

5. Kraków

By our personal choice, Krakow is the most beautiful city of Poland and, probably, of Eastern Europe as well. Its architecture is so magnificent that it will make you fall in love with the city at the same moment when you see its beauty for the first time. This is not only is a historic and visual gem, but also Poland's one of the oldest and second largest city. To discover all of its wonders, you will definitely need several days. And for sure, this is a place where you will want to come again and again. Get lost between its beautiful streets, walk around its old town, feel its atmosphere and simply become a part of this unforgettable and unique city. We promise, you will love it!


As you see, Poland really has a lot of places that you should visit! And of course, this is just the beginning! Keep travelling, keep discovering, be curious and open for yourself this beautiful country! It has so many surprises!


Kate Makogon
Traveler and adventure seeker. Expert in travelling in Europe. Foodie and art lover. Can't stop wondering the beauty of this world.