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Lublin

Country
Poland
State
Poland (General)
City
Lublin
Type of Location
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About Location

Lublin is a city in eastern Poland. and the capital of Lublin Voivodeship with a population of 355,954 (2004). In the middle ages Lublin played important role in the life of the Polish state as a trade center and as a city with military significance. The city of Lublin was first mentioned in 13th century. It reached its peak in 16th century, when - due to its central location between Cracow (capital of Poland) and Vilinus (capital of Lithuania) - it was chosen as the place, where the Union of Lublin was signed. Due to its location, at an intersection of roads leading to Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, the city was always a melting pot of different cultures  an important center of Judaism as well as of the Christian reformation movement. From 17th century onwards, together with the rest of the country, it suffered a gradual decline. During World War II the Jewish and Polish populations suffered heavy losses, a Nazi concentration camp (Majdanek) was located here. After the war, the city developed to be an important university site, with 6 state universities and a number of smaller ones.



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How to Reach

By plane

You can either fly in to Warsaw or to Rzeszow. From there, you need to take a train or a bus to come to Lublin. Warsaw is more advisable, since it has more connections to Lublin

By train

The Polish State Railways have services from Warsaw and other major Polish cities. There aren't any fast InterCity connections provided to Lublin, but the train journey from Warsaw takes only 2.5 hours.
Buses to the city center:  1   to the Cracow Gate, 1, 34 to the Castle, 13 to the Lithuanian Sq.; trolleybus to the city center:  150   to the Saxonian Garden.

By car

You can easily get there by car
from Warsaw national road: Warsaw - Otwock - Garwolin - Ryki - Lublin (2.5 hrs)
from Rzeszow national road: Rzeszow - Nisko - Janow Lubelski - Krasnik - Lublin (2.5 hrs)
from Kielce national road 74,  19 : Kielce - Opatow - Ozarow - Annopol - Krasnik - Lublin (2 hrs)

By bus

Many international connections - from the Main Bus Terminal (Dworzec Autobusowy Główny) with Birmingham, Bradford, Bremen, Cologne, Flensburg, Freiburg, Geneva, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, London, Lviv, Lutsk, Mannheim, Paris, Rotterdam, Rome, Stuttgart, Venice, Vilnius and Zurich. Southern Bus Terminal(Dworzec Autobusowy Południe) is located right across the square from the Main Train Station. It is dedicated to regional lines.

Key places to visit
The Castle of Lublin and Chapel of the Holy Trinity, Lublin Cathedral and Trinity Tower, St. Stanislas Dominican Basilica and Monastery, Grodzka Gate, Cracow Gate, Our Lady the Victorious Church, Old Town, The Holocaust Memorial in Lublin


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Places to Visit


The Castle of Lublin and Chapel of the Holy Trinity

The castle of Lublin has been rebuilt in the 19th century in the neogothic style. Proceed to the yard to take a look at the 13th century Romanesque donjon and the Chapel of Holy trinity. The Chapel is a must-see - its interior conceals unique Byzantine wall paintings dating back to 1418. If you have some more time, check out the interior of the museum - especially the Polish Paintings Gallery and the huge Union of Lublin painting by Jan Matejko. Ticket's price: 6.50zł / students, children: 4.50zł

Lublin Cathedral and Trinity Tower
 
The hill on which it is located was first fortified with a wood-reinforced earthen wall in the 12th century. In the first half of the 13th century the stone keep was built which survives to this day and is the tallest building of the castle, as well as the oldest standing building in the whole city. In the 14th century, during the reign of Casimir the Great, the castle was rebuilt with stone walls. Probably at the same time the castle's Holy Trinity church was built to serve as a royal chapel.In the first decades of the 15th century king Władysław II commissioned a set of wall paintings for the chapel, which were completed in 1418 and are preserved to this day. The author was a Ruthenian Master Andrej, who signed his work on one of the walls.Due to their unique style, mixing Western and Eastern Orthodox influences, they are acclaimed internationally as an important historical monument.

St. Stanislas Dominican Basilica and Monastery

One of the oldest churches in Lublin, built around 1253. Rebuilt into its current shape after a fire in 1575, in the style of Lublin Renaissance. Take a look at the various chapels, surrounding the church and opening to the inside

Grodzka Gate

One of the original city gates, rebuilt in 1785. In the past also known as the Jewish Gate, as it separated the Jewish District from the Old Town.

Cracow Gate

One of the two original city gates, built in 14th century in the Gothic style and then rebuilt during the Baroque period. A symbol of Lublin. The gate clock was in that same very place since 16th century. At noon, a trumpeter plays the city "Hejnał" from the balcony. Next to the gate, there is a small Lublin History Museum.

Our Lady the Victorious Church

A Gothic-Renaissance church donated by king Ladislaus Jagiello after his victory over the Teutonic Order Knights at Grunwald/Tannenberg in 1410.

Old Town

Lublin, by some tourists called "little Krakow", has historic architecture and a unique ambiance, especially in the Old Town. Catering to students, who account for 35% of the population, the city offers a vibrant music and nightclub scene Lublin has many theatres, philharmonic orchestras and museums.Old buildings, even ruins, creates magic and unique atmosphere of the city. Lublin’s Old Town has cobbled streets and traditional architecture.

The Holocaust Memorial in Lublin

commemorates the Jewish inhabitants of the city who were killed during the Holocaust. It was unveiled in 1963.In 2006 a controversy erupted when the city government proposed moving the monument to a different location more distant from the city center, to free space in order to build an underground parking lot. After protests from the Jewish community in Poland it was decided that the monument will be moved to a temporary location while construction is carried out, and then afterwards will be returned to its original location. The move was carried out and since January 2007 the monument is standing on Niecała street. Construction is expected to take 3 years, so the monument will be returned around 2010

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