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  • Andy Honey

Top 7 Reasons Why Poland Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

Poland, a country nestled in the heart of Europe, boasts a mixture of history, culture, and natural beauty. From it's medieval cities to its picturesque countryside, Poland offers a diverse array of experiences for travellers seeking adventure, history, and culinary delights. If you're contemplating your next destination, here are seven compelling reasons why Poland should be at the top of your list.

a street view of dansk, Poland

1. Historical Marvels: Poland's history is as captivating as it is complex. Visitors can explore well-preserved medieval towns such as Krakow, with its magnificent Old Town and the iconic Wawel Castle. Warsaw, Poland's capital, bears witness to the country's tumultuous past, from the Warsaw Uprising Museum to the beautifully reconstructed Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

2. Awe-Inspiring Architecture: Poland's architectural landscape is a testament to its rich heritage and diverse influences. Gothic cathedrals, Baroque palaces, and Renaissance townhouses adorn the streets of its cities. Don't miss the architectural wonders of Gdansk, where the intricate facades of Hanseatic buildings line the waterfront, or the fairytale-like Wroclaw, famous for its colourful Market Square and charming bridges.

3. Natural Beauty: Beyond its urban centres, Poland offers breathtaking natural landscapes waiting to be explored. The Tatra Mountains in the south boast stunning alpine scenery, perfect for hiking enthusiasts and winter sports lovers alike. The Masurian Lake District in the north is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers seeking tranquility amidst pristine lakes and lush forests.

a scenic mountain and river view, Poland

4. Culinary Delights: Polish cuisine is a delightful fusion of hearty flavours and traditional recipes passed down through generations. Indulge in pierogi, delicious dumplings filled with various savoury or sweet fillings, or sample traditional dishes like bigos (hunter's stew) and golabki (stuffed cabbage rolls). And no visit to Poland would be complete without trying its famous street food, such as zapiekanka (a type of open-faced sandwich) or oscypek (smoked cheese).

5. Warm Hospitality: Poles are known for their warmth and hospitality, making visitors feel welcome wherever they go. Whether you're chatting with locals in a cozy cafe or joining in on a traditional folk festival, you'll find that the people of Poland are eager to share their culture and traditions with visitors from around the world.

6. Rich Cultural Heritage: Poland's cultural heritage is as diverse as its landscapes, encompassing music, art, literature, and folklore. From Chopin concerts in Warsaw to the stunning stained glass windows of Krakow's St. Mary's Basilica, there's no shortage of cultural experiences to be had. Be sure to visit the historic city of Lublin, known as the "Gate to the East," where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant traditions of Polish folklore and music.

an Ariel view of the old town, poland

7. Affordability: Compared to other European destinations, Poland offers excellent value for money, making it an ideal choice for budget-conscious travellers. From accommodations to dining and transportation, you'll find that your money goes further in Poland, allowing you to stretch your travel budget without sacrificing quality or experiences.

My Top Recommendations for Budget Accommodation in Poland

Aparthotel Strefa Budget - This aparthotel features a 24-hour front desk, free self parking and free WiFi in public areas. Each apartment offers free WiFi. The Bathroom is shared and housekeeping is available on request.

Dom Wczasowy Na Szczycie - This pension features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a microwave in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, a fridge in a common area, a business centre and concierge services are on-site. Limited housekeeping is available.

Best Western Hotel Portos - A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, coffee/tea in a common area and dry cleaning.

Hotel Premiere Classe Wroclaw Centrum - Self parking, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance and a garden are on-site. Change of towels is available on request

B&B Hotel Kraków Centrum - Self parking, a meeting room and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, express check-out and ATM/banking services are on-site.

a busy street in poland

In conclusion, Poland is a country that delights and captivates at every turn. Whether you're drawn to its rich history, stunning architecture, or vibrant culture, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this enchanting destination. So why wait? Start planning your Polish adventure today and discover all that this remarkable country has to offer.


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