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Old June 20th, 2012, 11:23 AM   #41
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Have just returned from a 2 weeks trip to Poland. I have to say that Toruń in our opinion is the most impressive medieval city that we've seen so far (Londonderry/Derry with its walls doesn't even come close). Gdańsk is quite nice, but the Main Town is very neglected (many graffitis, stinking backyards, etc.) and you can easily see the lack of architectural integrity (probably caused by the war and many crappy modern architecture built in the Old Town area). A big surprise to us was Elblag with a beautiful Old Town and amazing Sw.Ducha Street, Church Path, Hotel Elblag and of course St.Nicholas Cathedral. The city looks very clean and tidy in comparison with Gdansk and Torun...

Ah, and forgot to mention "The Summer Capital of Poland", Gizycko, Malbork (Teutonic Knights Castle) and Sw.Lipka (Sanctuary of St. Mary, undergoing renovations, I hope they will get rid of damp smell).

We will come back soon!

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Old June 20th, 2012, 07:17 PM   #42
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Torun - because of its astonishing medieval city centre!!!
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Old June 20th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #43
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surprised Torun and its medieval wonders are not known that well yet...and really you can include the stunning and intact medieval towns of Gniew, Tczew, Grudziaz as other medieval towns including Malbork castle of course that anyone with an interest in medieval history should have on their must-see list in Europe - nothing like it. I spent several days, kept extending there in the mid 90's.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #44
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When I think of the most beautiful place in Poland, Kraków is the first city that comes to my mind.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 09:18 PM   #45
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I would say Wroclaw. I am right here now, and I (WROC)LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
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Old June 20th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #46
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When I think of the most beautiful place in Poland, Kraków is the first city that comes to my mind.
rather boring choice though
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Old July 4th, 2012, 03:20 PM   #47
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I agree with Taller, Better. The only city that can beat Krakow in next 100 years is Gdansk (renovation and reconstruction works required)...
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Old July 5th, 2012, 08:00 AM   #48
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Smaller cities like Zamosc, Przemysl, and Torun don't get the respect they deserve, IMO. Also, I think Lublin has the potential to be an absolute beauty and a tourist destination, but it needs restoration. I find it very charming and nice.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 10:41 AM   #49
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Lublin
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Old July 5th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #50
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Some burgher houses in three major cities of Polish Prussia (Royal Prussia)...

Gdansk


Elblag


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Old July 7th, 2012, 12:16 PM   #51
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Royal castles...

Krakow


Warszawa


Lublin
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Old July 7th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #52
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Largest medieval squares...

Krakow (200x200, founded in 1257)


Wroclaw (205x175, founded between 1214 and 1232)
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Old July 7th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #53
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Barbicans (outer fortification of a city)...

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Krakow
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My favorite Polish city is Gdańsk, the main reasons for that are:
1. History
2. Architecture
3. Reconstrucitions and renovations

I just love Gdańsk, the city just attracts me for all the reasons above
Hope this city will get with some more reconstruction and rebuilding as beautiful as Kraków

(And I'll hope some of the inner spaces in the Stare Miasto will get filled up by reconstructions and not with this newly modernist crap)

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Old July 8th, 2012, 03:36 AM   #55
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I'm not personally familiar with any Polish cities, but from the pictures, they are all so beautiful! It's hard to choose...
Congrats, Poland.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #56
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Walled cities...

Chelmno (almost whole length of walls (2.2 km), with 17 watch towers and city gate, 13th-14th Century)


Zamosc (complete renaissance and 19th Century walls preserved)
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Chelmno looks also very great, I like the view on the city and the many churches dominating the skyline...
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Tallest buildings...

Sky Tower (Wroclaw, 212m)


Palace of Culture and Science (Warszawa, 188m)


Warsaw Trade Tower (Warszawa, 184m)
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Tallest gothic churches...

Wroclaw (97.5m, built in 1272)


Elblag (97m, built in 1247)
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Old July 8th, 2012, 02:10 PM   #60
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Wrocław (130m (91 now))
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Nie ma tak złej architektury, żeby drzewa jej nie pomogły.
Nie ma też tak dobrej żeby jej zaszkodziły.

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