Łomża (/ˈwɒmʒə/; Polish pronunciation: [ˈwɔmʐa], Yiddish: Lomzhe) is a city in north-eastern Poland, approximately 150 kilometres (90 miles) to the north-east of Warsaw and 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of Białystok. It is situated alongside the Narew river as part of the Podlaskie Voivodeship since 1999. Previously, it was the capital of the Łomża Voivodeship from 1975 to 1998. It is the capital of Łomża County and has been the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Łomża since 1925.
Discover the best top things to do in Karvina, Czech Republic including Saint Peter of Alcantara Church, Gora Zamkowa, Farni Kostel Narozeni Panny Marie, Aquacentrum Bohumin, Castel Frystat, Old Market Square, Zoo Ostrava, Town Square, Piastowska Tower, New City Hall Viewing Tower.
The old Burgundian university town of Leuven offers a range of adventures for overnight visitors or day-trippers from Bruges and Brussels. Tourists will find everything from gastronomic tours to architectural gems like the Gothic Town Hall. Nature lovers won’t be disappointed. The Kruidtuin Botanical Garden’s herbal gardens are the oldest in Belgium, and Heverleebos, a “city wood,” offers a respite for urban dwellers. The exploring is easy in Leuven, on foot or on one of the ubiquitous bikes.
The storybook city of Bydgoszcz is a stunning mélange of Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture, 18th-century granaries, cobblestone streets and outdoor cafes. Cruise the scenic Brda River, wander the charming streets of historic Old Town, or picnic and people-watch at Mill’s Island. Thoughtful public art, a thriving jazz scene, an opera house and an extraordinary concert hall add cultural dimension to Bydgoszcz’s beauty.
Gniezno ([ˈɡɲeznɔ] ( listen); German: Gnesen) is a city in central-western Poland, about 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Poznań, with about 70,000 inhabitants. One of the Piast dynasty's chief cities, it was mentioned in 10th-century sources, possibly including the Dagome Iudex, as the capital of Piast Poland. The Roman Catholic archbishop of Gniezno is the primate of Poland, making it the country's ecclesiastical capital. It has belonged since 1999 to the Greater Poland Voivodeship, and is the administrative seat of Gniezno County (powiat).
Founded in the late 16th century as a trade route link between northwest Europe and the Black Sea, and modeled on Italian trading cities of the period, Zamosc is an exquisite example of a Renaissance town, complete with its original layouts and fortifications. The old city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its colorful Town Hall and Market Square are just two of the many lovely attractions here. Located in far southeast Poland, Zamosc is just 40 miles from the Ukrainian border.
Cieszyn [ˈt͡ɕɛʂɨn] ( listen) (Czech: Těšín, German: Teschen, Yiddish: טעשין, Teschin, Latin: Tessin) is a border-town in southern Poland on the east bank of the Olza River, and the administrative seat of Cieszyn County, Silesian Voivodeship. The town has about 36,100 inhabitants (as of 2013), and lies opposite Český Těšín in the Czech Republic's Karviná District, Moravian-Silesian Region. Both towns belonged to the historical region of Austrian Silesia and are the historical capital of the region of Cieszyn/Těšín Silesia.
Třinec (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtr̝̊ɪnɛts] ( listen); Polish: Trzyniec, German: Trzynietz) is a town in Frýdek-Místek District, Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It lies on the Olza River, in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia. The town has 37,405 inhabitants as of 2009, in 2001 17.7% of the population were Poles. The town is notable for its steel plant, the Třinec Iron and Steel Works, largest one in the Czech Republic, which still has a major impact on the town, on its character, demographics and air pollution.
Discover the best top things to do in Greater Poland Province, Poland including Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church), Old Market Square, Park Cytadela, Croissant Museum, Brama Poznania, Ratusz Poznanski, Poznan Botanical Gardens, Malta Lake, Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Palmiarnia Poznanska (Palmenhaus Poznan).
Discover the best top things to do in Central Poland, Poland including Old Town, The Living Museum of Gingerbread, Town Square - Old Town, Lazienki - Royal Residence Park, Tumskie Hill, Bazylika Narodzenia Najswietszej Maryi Panny, Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church), Krzyztopor Castle, Old Market Square, Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska).
Poznan was once the capital of Poland and is still the capital of the Wielkopolska region. Poznan lies midway between Berlin and Warsaw, which has helped make it an important town for centuries. Badly damaged in World War II, the city (especially its Old Town) has been beautifully restored. The huge Old Town Square (Stary Rynek) is one of Europe’s nicest, and is lined by fabulous historic attractions, restaurants and nightlife. The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is Poland’s oldest cathedral.
Roseau (Dominican Creole: Wozo) is the capital and largest city of Dominica, with a population of 14,725 (as of 2011). It is a small and compact urban settlement, in the Saint George parish and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, the Roseau River and Morne Bruce. Built on the site of the ancient Kalinago Indian village of Sairi, it is the oldest and most important urban settlement on the island of Dominica.
Kazimierz Dolny ([kaˈʑimʲɛʂ ˈdɔlnɨ] Yiddish: קוזמיר Kuzmir) is a small town in central eastern Poland, on the right (eastern) bank of the Vistula river in Puławy County, Lublin Voivodeship. Historically it belongs to Lesser Poland, and in the past it used to be one of the most important cities of the province.
Discover the best top things to do in Boleslawiec, Poland including Manufaktura - Live Museum of Pottery, Andy Polish Pottery, Old Market Square, Ceramika Artystyczna, Henry's - Polish Pottery, Zaklady Ceramiczne Boleslawiec, Ceramic Museum in Boleslawiec, Museum of Ceramics in the City History Department.
Skierniewice [skʲɛrɲɛˈvʲit͡sɛ] is a town in central Poland with 48,327 inhabitants (2016), situated in the Łódź Voivodship (since 1999), previously capital of Skierniewice Voivodship (1975–1998). It is the capital of Skierniewice County. The town is situated almost exactly halfway between Łódź and Warsaw.
Český Těšín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛskiː ˈcɛʃiːn] ( listen); Polish: Czeski Cieszyn, German: Tschechisch-Teschen) is a town in the Karviná District, Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. The town is commonly known in the region as just Těšín (Silesian: Ćeszyń, Polish: Cieszyn). It lies on the west bank of the Olza river, in the heart of the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia. Until the 1920 division of the region between Poland and Czechoslovakia it was just a western suburb of the town of Teschen, which after the division fell to Poland as Cieszyn. The combined population of the Czech and Polish parts of the city is around 60,000 (25,000 in Těšín, 35,000 in Cieszyn).
Lublin Voivodeship, or Lublin Province (in Polish, województwo lubelskie [vɔjɛˈvut͡stfɔ luˈbɛlskʲɛ]), is a voivodeship, or province, located in southeastern Poland. It was created on January 1, 1999, out of the former Lublin, Chełm, Zamość, Biała Podlaska and (partially) Tarnobrzeg and Siedlce Voivodeships, pursuant to Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998. The province is named after its largest city and regional capital, Lublin, and its territory is made of four historical lands: the western part of the voivodeship, with Lublin itself, belongs to Lesser Poland, the eastern part of Lublin Area belongs to Red Ruthenia, and the northeast belongs to Polesie and Podlasie.
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