The most visited Cities in Poland

Our list of top most visited cities

1. Krakow

Overwhelm your senses with visions of history, culture, and modernity buzzing to life.  This gem of a city will ignite your imagination with legends of old, dating back to the 7th Century, nestled alongside the contemporary Poland of today. Krakow perfects the blend of old and new, welcoming tourists into its thriving heart and touching their very soul.

Krakow is, in essence, Poland. The place to be.

Top things to see and do in Krakow: Wawel Castle – Wieliczka Salt Mine – Main Square – Cloth Hall – St Mary’s Basilica.

What families love about Krakow: Its ability to entertain children whilst mesmerising parents. There are plenty of beautiful green spaces to run off steam, such as Planty Park, days out dedicated to little ones such as Krakow Zoo, and museums that will ignite a curious nature such as the Polish Aviation Museum.

What couples love about Krakow: Look around you in Krakow and for the number of couples you can be forgiven for thinking you’re in Paris. Couples are spoilt for choice with relaxing cafes and bars around the Town Square, romantic moments at the top of the Town Hall Tower, or indulging in tales of history at Wawel Castle.

What everyone loves about Krakow: Krakow sits in the heart of Poland and serves as a European heartland. It’s a melting pot of history and modernity, culture and experience. You can get lost in a museum, while away time in a café, or head out to a stunning landscape such as in Ojców National Park.

2. Warszawa

Billed as the cross-roads of Europe, Warsaw has found itself fought over and through for centuries. Most recently World War II left Warsaw as largely rubble, meaning even the ‘Old Town’ is only 50 years old, reconstructed with careful thought and attention to detail. However, Warsaw is the Capital of modern Poland, and is thriving and building a flourishing contemporary vibe that shakes off its former Socialist roots and instead is demarking itself as a vibrant, democratic heart of modern-day Poland and wider Europe.

Warsaw is a city that has transformed its own history in to a striking modernity.

Top things to see and do in Warsaw: Old Town – Warsaw Royal Castle – Wilanów Palace – The Warsaw Uprising Museum.

What families love about Warsaw: Families love Warsaw as it’s so different from most other European cities yet is still child-focused. Kids will love exploring the Copernicus Science Centre or watching the elephants at Warsaw Zoo.

What couples love about Warsaw: Couples can find a world of striking contrast in Warsaw. One moment they can be wandering the romantic orangery or lush grounds at Łazienki Palace. The next moment they may be in the striking halls of the Neon Museum.

What everyone loves about Warsaw: Everyone loves that Warsaw is all about inspiration and the ability to regrow in the face of adversity. You’ll find history and culture as broadly apart as the Chopin Museum to the Museum of Modern Art, or you can experience truly Polish landscape at Kampinos National Park.

3. Gdansk

Gdańsk has rebuilt itself from the heart following near complete destruction in WWII. The result is that this Baltic boom town reflects a truly modern Poland whilst restoring and incorporating the best of the past. This welcoming and encompassing outlook is reflected in every highlight of this thriving port town. Energetic and vibrant, reflecting its unique maritime culture.

Gdansk is a city which marries history and culture with a popular coastal feel.

Top things to see and do in Gdansk: Long Market – St Mary’s Church – Green Gate – Oliwa Cathedral – Golden Gate – Museum of the Second World War

What families love about Gdansk: Gdansk is off the beaten track for many families but kids will love exploring at the National Maritime Museum and taking a pony ride at the Gdansk-Oliwa Zoo.

What couples love about Gdansk: Couples will love spending an evening sampling Gdank’s beer-fuelled nightlife, heading out on a kayak on Motłana River, or simply ambling around the Old Town.

What everyone loves about Gdansk: Gdansk is a city of juxtaposition. There’s such a wealth of things to do and a uniquely different Polish atmosphere.

4. Wroclaw

Hailed the European Capital of Culture in 2006, Wroclaw is the largest city in Western Poland, nestled on the River Oder in the Silesian lowlands. Its turbulent history sets it apart and over the years Wroclaw has been known by a huge variety of names. The result is a city that is culturally diverse and architecturally rich, even if this is largely due to post World War II restoration.

Wroclaw is a city with its own humour, a vibrant culture, and dotted with green spaces.

Top things to see and do in Wroclaw: Town Hall – Market Square – Wroclaw Cathedral – Market Hall – The Wroclaw Gnomes

What families love about Wroclaw: Wroclaw is a fabulous city for families. Have fun hunting down the mischievous gnomes around the city or have an adventure in the Japanese Gardens at Szczytnicki Park.

What couples love about Wroclaw: Couples can spend a romantic time watching a water, light and music show at Wroclaw Fountain. They can also sit for a moment or two amidst the frescoes at Avla Leopoldina.

What everyone loves about Wroclaw: Wroclaw has a relaxed feel and cultural input from a diverse range of influences. Everyone will also love spending a lazy summer’s day wandering the Jardin Botanico de Breslavia.

5. Poznan

Poznań is a beautiful renaissance old town, rich in colour and atmosphere, on the Warta River. The array of cosy cafes situated alongside trendy bar offer prime spots to sit and relax watching the world go by. Poznań is ideal as a base for exploring the surrounding areas rich in natural beauty and leisure activities.

Poznań is the place to go when you’re ready to launch in to exploring a different side of Poland.

Top things to see and do in Poznań: Town Hall – Imperial Castle – Cathedral Island – Lake Malta – Citadel Park – Old Market Square.

What families love about Poznań: Young children will delight in watching the goats on the Town Hall Clock Tower at noon and delving in to the legend. They also shouldn’t miss a ride on the Maltanka train at Malta Lake possibly taking it all the way to the zoo.

What couples love about Poznań: Couples should visit in June to experience Kupala night and fall in love again under the wonderful Chinese lantern display. All year round they can indulge in a St Martin’s Croissant or take in a beer garden in the Old Brewery 50 50.

What everyone loves about Poznań: Visitors will all love learning about history in the Imperial Castle as well as relaxing on and around Lake Malta.

what do do in poznan

6. Zakopane

For a unique, invigorating and relaxing experience in Poland you cannot beat a stay in Zakopane. Whatever the season, this icon of Poland’s only alpine mountains, close to the border with Slovakia, is nestled between the gentle undulating hills of Gubalówka and the majestic domineering peaks of the Tatra mountains.

Zakopane is an outdoor activity paradise. Activity, mountains and breath-taking scenery await.

Top things to see and do in Zakopane: Skiing and Snowboarding at Prowy Wierch – Tatra National Park – Morskie Oko – Orla Perc – Hiking – Wildlife Spotting.

What families love about Zakopane: It’s a great place to learn to ski or snowboard, or spend a lazy day at Morskie Oko Lake.

What couples love about Zakopane: Couples love to wander to the waterfall at Siklawa or enjoy the romantic vistas at the high tarn Wielki Staw Polski.

What everyone loves about Zakopane: Its fun and relaxing vibe as well as how it opens up the nearby impressive landscapes. No one could fail to be impressed by hiking and wildlife spotting in the Tatra National Park or visiting one of the many nearby lakes.

7. Sopot

The St Tropez of the Baltic, Sopot is the seaside resort to be seen, and to see. The fashionable resort swells in the summer months from its usual 40,000 inhabitants to accommodate 2 million visitors. The resort has seen multi-million Euro investment in recent years and most definitely retains its reputation as hip and happening.

Sopot is a party spot, Polish style.

Top things to see and do in Sopot: Sopot Lighthouse – Beaches – Pier – Archaeological Museum – Monte Cassino Street – Park Olina – Oliwa Cathedral

What families love about Sopot: Despite its reputation as a party town Sopot has plenty for families from a day at the beach to the Aquapark and the open air reenactments at the Archaeological Museum.

What couples love about Sopot: Party loving couples will have no shortage of fun here. Check out Monte Cassino Street or enjoy one of the plethora of nightlife venues. For something different check out a horror themed escape room at the Bloody Basement. During the day wander along the Pier.

What everyone loves about Sopot: Its hip seaside atmosphere make it a true holiday spot. The beaches are fun and popular and the city never stops.

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