The most important cities in Poland

Are you thinking of making a getaway to some corner of Europe? Well, today we are going to propose a destination that you may not have considered. We are referring to Poland , a country that hides wonderful medieval cities, a beautiful architecture, an exceptional cultural life … Also, you should know that you will be able to learn about what the Holocaust meant, enjoy its wide range of delicious vodkas and hospitality of its inhabitants.

Today we want you to get to know Poland a little better and, therefore, we are going to take a tour of its main cities , based on the number of inhabitants. Would you like to join us?


First of all, we want to talk about Warsaw, the capital of Poland and the most populous city in the country. Its historic center is striking, which was completely destroyed in 1944, although it was rebuilt after the war . It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. On the other hand, it is important to bear in mind that it is one of the main cultural and economic-financial centers of Central Europe.


How could it be otherwise, we also want to tell you about Krakow, one of the oldest cities in Poland, as well as being one of the main cultural, scientific, artistic and economic centers of the country. It is the most touristic city, among other things thanks to its historic center, also declared a World Heritage Site.


The third most populous city in Poland is Lodz, which is located in the center of the country. It is famous for its rich gastronomy . And although it is a fairly old city, its most important monuments are little more than a century old. On the other hand, we want to comment that it is considered the fashion and cinema capital of Poland.


In fourth place we find Wroclaw, a city that has the status of a district. Belonging to Germany until the end of World War II, the city was named the European Capital of Culture in 2016. Its rich history and the hospitality of its people attract thousands of travelers every year.


The fifth most populous city in Poland is Poznan, which is also one of the oldest. Located on the banks of the Varta River, it is recognized as the cradle of the Polish nation. In fact, in the past it served the function of state capital. Today it is a business, academic, scientific, cultural and business center. Special mention should be made of its eight public institutes of higher education.


We also have to talk about Gdańsk, the largest port city in the country. Its old town is surprising, which during the years after the war was rebuilt by the new settlers. For this reason, the imprint of Poles, Germans, Flemings, Hebrews, Scots and Dutch is reflected in the architecture.


Another important city in Poland is Szczecin, which is situated on the banks of the Older River. It is one of the main ports on the Baltic Sea, so it has a large maritime traffic and an important naval industry. In addition, the city concentrates other significant industries . As for its monuments, those in the Gothic style stand out, although its Renaissance castle is also striking.


Finally, we have to talk about Bydgoszcz, the eighth most populated city in Poland, as well as being an important commercial and tourist center in the north of the country. In addition, it is a significant scientific nucleus, being able to find here numerous universities.