Sightseeing in Bialystok - what to see. Complete travel guide

Bialystok, Poland The population of this town mainly consists from Polish and Belorussian people. Bialystok is known by the large number of educational institutions as on its territory you will find 15 colleges and universities. One of the main sights of the town is the Church of the Dormition of Mother of God. This religious sight traditionally attracts many visitors. Other places of interest that may be interesting to visitors are Branicki Palace, the church of Maria Magdalena, Konyushii House, the Church of Saint Vox, the Cathedral of St. Nicolas the Miracle-Worker, the local town hall and more.
Bialystok and its neighborhoods have much to offer to tourists. There are many unusual places of interest that attract tourists from all over the world to the city. Start your acquaintance … Open
Bialystok is built on the territory, which has been owned by Mazovetsky princes. Starting from the 30s of the 19th century this place began its quick developing. Among leaders were textile and wool industries. Today these are the main sources for the town’s budget.
There are several hundreds of architectural and historical sites in the town. Many of them are included into the world’s list of most important cultural sights.

Among places that have recently became popular are Bialowieza Forest, marshlands of Biebrza and charming villages located nearby Bialystok. Copyright
Bialystok is a true treasure for fans of eco-tourism and active pastime. Fans of outdoor activities will be absolutely charmed by breathtaking landscapes of Bialowieza Forest and Podlasie, … Open
This popular and frequently visited town is traditionally liked by visitors.

In the city there are several magnificent palaces, one of the most beautiful is considered to be Branicki palace. Built in the 17th century, it is a striking piece of architecture in the style of late baroque. According to historical records, the first red bricked castle was build in its place as early as the 16th century. Subsequently, it was destroyed and on its place was built a large palace, which has long belonged to the Branicki family. Like many years ago, the architectural monument impresses with its incredible view. It is surrounded by a large landscaped garden with a variety of interesting jewellery and sculptures. 
Bialystok, Poland Among the religious attractions of Bialystok Church of St. Roch is worth of mention, it is located at the top of the hill of the same name. Construction of the temple began in 1925, but was unable to be completed before the start of the Second World War. During the war, soldiers' barracks were located in the temple buildings; only by 1945 the Catholic church was finally built. Attitude to the temple differs amongst the locals to this day; in the early 20th century it was decided to build on the site of the old cemetery. Despite the insists of the locals to move the church to another place, their requests were not met. Travellers that enjoy walking around beautiful historic places should take stroll along the Lime Street. Once upon a time this beautiful street was decorated with longest linden alley, however it was unable to survive to the present day. Today, tourists come here to enjoy the beautiful historic buildings, many of which have been converted into hotels and restaurants. Various street fairs are often held here; in the holidays interesting entertainment events are also present. 
1. The city has a well-developed public transport system. It is easy to reach any landmark of Bialystok by bus, as well as neighborhoods of the city. As a rule, first buses appear on the … Open
Nature lovers should definitely go for a tour of the Bebrzhansky national park, which is located in the immediate vicinity of Bialystok. Visitors are prohibited in this nature reserve on their own, as significant portion of its area is occupied by marshes. Walking on the reserved places is allowed only whilst being accompanied by a guide, and some areas of the park are equipped with special wooden bridges. This park is home to many rare animals and birds, but also you can see the fabulous scenery.
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Sightseeing in Poland: things to see

The Golden Gate, which was built in the 17th century, is a no less beautiful landmark of medieval period. The so called "king's path" starts from the gate. Centuries ago, kings used the gate to enter the city and moved along beautiful villas and merchants' houses. As one can guess from the name, the gate is decorated with gilding; there are also statues that feature the qualities of the ideal citizens near the gate. Continue your travel in Poland with a visit to Krakow, where you will be able to see many beautiful churches and palaces. Wawel Dragon Statue is one of the most unusual landmarks of the city. There are many traditional Polish legends connected with Wawel Dragon. In the 12th century people believed that a ferocious dragon lived here. However, in the 17th - 18th centuries a famous tavern was opened there, and it quickly became very popular with local aristocracy. … Open
Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bialystok
♥   Castle 'Hrodna New Castle' , 75.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hrodna Old Castle' , 75.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tower of Kamyanyets' , 92.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bialystok
♥   Landscape Park 'Park Krajobrazowy Puszczy Knyszyńskiej im. profesora Witolda Sławińskiego' , 15.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Narwiański Park Narodowy' , 20 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Biebrzański Park Narodowy' , 55.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Białowieża Forest' , 56.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Białowieski Park Narodowy' , 65.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in regions nearby Bialystok

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