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The Republic of Poland (Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska) is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia (namely the Kaliningrad region, which belongs to Russia ). Has an area of 312,679 sq. km. and a population of 38,482,919 inhabitants, based on data for July 2009.38.482.919.

The capital of Poland is Warsaw and other major cities are Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk and Lodz. The official language is Polish and currency zloty (meaning gold). 

During your visit to Warsaw to visit the many attractions of this beautiful city on the following key: Frideric Chopin's Monument, Holy Cross Church, Krolikarnia Palace, St.Anne's Church, St. John's Cathedral, Warsaw Barbican (Monument), Warsaw Citadel, Palace Belweder, Palace Duckert, Palace Laznieki, Palace Wilanow, Science and Culture Palace (Monument), Church Carmelite, Church St. Kazimierz, the city center of Warsaw, the Revolution Monument in Warsaw, Copernicus Monument, Monument Mikievits, Cemetery Powazki, Franciscan Church of the Renaissance (Monument). 

The city is also home to many interesting museums such as: Foksal Gallery, Polish Army Museum, Zacheta (Museum) National Museum (Muzeum Narodwe), Historical Museum of Warsaw, Warsaw Museum of the Revolution Museum, John Paul, Marie Curie Museum and the Museum of Chopin. 

Afieroste time to visit the very interesting historical buildings in the city with the most important: Ujazdow Castle and the Royal Castle. Finally, points of special interest are: Nowy Swiat Street, Sigismund's Column, Square Pilsudski, the Castle Square and Old Town Square. 

Particularly rich in terms of attractions is the Krakow. If you decide to visit be sure to see: Cloth Hall (Monument), Kosciuszko Mound (Memorial), Krakow Barbican (Monument), Smok Wawelski Statue (Memorial) Alatorycheio Wieliczka, Archdiocese, Royal St. Mary, Jewish Cemetery, Church St. Wojciech, Cathedral Wawel, Krakow City, Old Synagogue, Gate Florian (Monument), Tower Hall (Monument) Remu'h Synagogue and the Franciscan Church and Monastery. 

Several museums are worth visiting. Do not skip: Archaelogical Museum, Manggha (Museum), National Museum, Museum of Jewish Galicia, Cracow History Museum, Museum Czartoryski, Wyspianski Museum and the Museum of the Polish Air Force.Great natural beauty spots of the city are: Planty (Sight), the Botanic Gardens, Forest Wolski (Sight), Park Jordan, Park Krakowski (Sight). Walk to Wawel Castle and the Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny) which was the center of commerce and trade for centuries. 

The Gdansk (polon.: Gdańsk, γερμ.: Danzig, Danzig) is the sixth largest city in Poland and the largest port in the country. With 460,524 inhabitants is the largest city in the historical province of Eastern Pomerania, and along with Gdynia and Sopot is a residential complex with approximately 1,035,000 inhabitants. Main attractions are: Great Mill (Monument), the court of Arthur (Memorial), Gdansk, Church St. Mary, the Gdansk shipyards, Green Gate (Monument), Neptune Fountain (Monument) and the Golden Gate. Also, the city is particularly notable museums such as the Historical Museum of Gdansk and the Central Naval Museum. 

Note: The above information was updated at the time of issue of the article but can change without notice. Please confirm the accuracy of these before your trip.


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