Lublin’s great asset and considerable development stimulus is its location: it is situated only a short distance from the eastern border of the European Union and on the E-81 international route which links Zamość – other big cultural and tourist centre whose Old Town has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, with the capital of Poland – Warsaw and the main airport of Poland – Okęcie, which is 2.5hrs drive from Lublin. Even easier way to get here is by plane – Lublin Airport is the youngest airport in Europe and at the same time the first one in Poland that is so modern and built from scratch.
While you are in the area, why not explore what Lubelskie region has to offer!
Kazimierz Dolny – another official national Historic and Landscape Monument, Kazimierz Dolny is a considerable tourist attraction as one of the most beautifully situated little towns in Poland. It owes its picturesque location to the Lesser Polish Gorge of the Vistula. The town enjoyed its greatest prosperity in the 16th and the first half of the 17th c. The following freeze in economic development enabled the town to preserve its Renaissance urban plan and appearance. Kazimierz Dolny is an art centre of Poland. Many painters retreat to this small town to paint and sell their work. Galleries can be found in almost every street, offering for sale sculptures, stained-glass, folk art, and fine art.
Kozłówka – a marvellous historical site located near Lublin, Zamoyski Palace in Kozłówka is a large rococo and neoclassical palace complex, one of Poland’s official national Historic Monuments. The original palace was built in the first half of the 18th century. It represents the characteristic type of baroque suburban residence built between the entrance court and the garden. Its architecture is original – a merger of European art with old Polish building tradition. It currently hosts a Zamoyski family museum, while its stables are home to a small socrealism museum. In the South of Kozłówka there is a picturesque Landscape Park.
Zamość –a beautiful city, referred to as the “Pearl of the Renaissance” and the “Padua of the North” is situated in the southern part of Lublin Voivodeship about 90 km from Lublin. Zamość is a unique example of a Renaissance town in Central Europe, consistently designed and built in accordance with the Italian theories of the “ideal town.” The urban layout of the city centre, with over 120 monuments, is considered to have a very high artistic and historical value on a global scale and was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1992. A great part of the city has remained intact up to the present day: the Old Town Square – one of the largest 16th century squares in Europe and an excellent example of the Renaissance architecture, and the Town Hall, designed by Italian architect Bernardo Morano, which is renowned for its 52 meter clock tower and famous double Rococo stairway.