Every tourist, going on a trip, asksa question: "What to see in Poland, if you first came to this country?". Which cities should you visit, except Warsaw? What amazing monuments of architecture and nature exist here? What should I definitely see? All the necessary information is presented in the article.
One of the most popular cities among tourists in Poland, except Warsaw, Krakow and Lublin, is Torun, which is located in the north of the country, on the Vistula River.
The city has a long history and was established in 1233, although the first mention of the settlement in this territory dates back to 1100 BC.
In Toruń live 200 thousand people, the cityIt is divided into two parts: historical and modern. The historical part has been inscribed on UNESCO's heritage list, so millions of tourists come here every year. Noteworthy is the fact that this city is the birthplace of the astronomer, mathematician and mechanic Nikolai Copernicus.
There are many sights in Toruń, eachcan find here an interesting lesson, starting with a walk around the city and ending with a visit to various museums. But in order to make your route correctly, it is worthwhile to study various places in advance and go on a trip.
As was said above, the city is divided into twoparts, and one of them is historical, where you can see many interesting buildings that are associated with different periods. But it will be very difficult to get around for one visit, and, as a rule, everyone prefers to visit several important historical places, which will be discussed below: house museum, monuments, art galleries, bridges and parks, and churches and cathedrals.
In the historical part of the city of Torun is locatedThe building, which has been preserved since the Middle Ages and was listed in the heritage list. It is called the Meshchansky Court. It was built in 1489, for a long time it served as a summer residence for the brotherhood of St. George.
The building was built of brick, haspointed roofs, which testifies to the Gothic style, and was first used as a meeting place, where artisans, ordinary townspeople and merchants came.
Most of the attractions in Toruń are, of course, historic buildings built many centuries ago, including the Meshchansky Yard.
These attractions include the following cathedrals and churches:
One of the interesting attractions inToruń (in Poland) is the Crooked Tower, which was built in the XIV century. She bent over the fact that she was built on the sand and squinted right after the construction was finished. This tower has a legend, from which it squinted. When the Teutonic Knight, in spite of his promises and monastic rule, visited his town-dweller and sinned, this caused a tilt from the tower.
The most famous souvenir brought fromTorun - this gingerbread and all kinds of figures in the form of this delicacy. In honor of this, the Gingerbread Museum was opened. Firm baked goods appeared in ancient times, and the first mention is attributed to the XIV century, when trade routes were crossed here and culinary specialists had plenty of spices in abundance. In the museum you can get acquainted with the history of Torun gingerbread, learn how it was made and according to what recipes, and you can buy various gingerbread figurines.
Be sure to look at the monument to NicholasCopernicus, which is located on the Old Market Square in the heart of the city. This statue is more than 2 meters high, rises majestically on the square. Copernicus holds an astrolabe in one hand, and the other hand, more precisely the index finger, points to the sky. For a long time he did not want to install it, and the author of the project Christian Friedrich Tik could not live to install it for only two years.
Here it is worth mentioning that, in addition to the monument,There is also the house of Copernicus, located on the street of the same name. It is interesting that until now it was not exactly established in which house the scientist was born - in number 15 or 17. Therefore, in both buildings a house museum is located. The house number 15, consisting of three floors, there are many interesting items that were collected from the XVI century, where you can see dishes, a collection of porcelain, paintings, antique furniture and much more. In house number 17 are items that were associated with the life of Copernicus.
Another interesting attractionis a monument to the rafter. In another way it is called the "fountain of frogs". This monument has long been overgrown with legends, and one of them says that once the guy, playing the violin, was able to scare away all the frogs that flooded the city after the flood of the river.
To the sights of Torun can be attributed andNatural monuments, including the island on the Vistula, which is called Kep Bazarov. It is a historical and natural reserve, where kings once rested. It was here that the Torun Peace Treaty was signed in 1411.
To get to the island, you need to pass on the bridge of Józef Piłsudski, from where the beautiful city landscape will open.
In the center of the city there is a city park where people likespend time townspeople and tourists, it is very quiet and beautiful, and in the stream live local waterfowl. Everywhere trees and flowers grow, there are shops where you can rest and again go to study the city.
Having explored the city of Torun, you will be able to visit andother settlements. In the neighboring country, a lot of attractions. So again asking the question: what to see in Poland, with a high probability, the new route of studying the country will be quickly built, because so many wonderful historical places await an inquisitive tourist.