Architecture in Kraków

Monastery of Camaldolese Monks

The Monastery of Camaldolese Monks sits atop Silver Mountain, overlooking the Vistula (Wisła) River, in an outlying suburb west of the Old Town. It's well worth a few hours to visit. Men can visit the church and cry…
Architecture in Zamość

Franciscan Church

The Franciscan Church was built (between 1637 and 1655) it was reputedly one of the largest and most beautiful Baroque churches in the country. In 1784, the Austrian Empire abolished the Franciscan order, throwing t…
Architecture in Wrocław

Aula Leopoldinum

Found on the 1st floor of the main edifice of the University of Wrocław. Embellished with elaborate stuccowork, sculptures, paintings and a trompe l'oeil ceiling fresco, it's the city's best Baroque interior. The mo…
Architecture in Kazimierz Dolny

Reformed Franciscan Church

The Reformed Franciscan Church, on the nearby hill, was built at the end of the 16th century but lost its original style with subsequent Baroque and neoclassical decorations. The Franciscan brethren were compelled t…
Notable Building in Lublin


The only synagogue to survive of the 38 that functioned before WWII is in an early 20th-century building, which bears no distinguishing features of a synagogue. It contains a modest exhibition of old photographs, bo…
Notable Building in Chełm

Former Synagogue

Of the scarce Jewish relics to have survived is the easy-to-miss former synagogue, on the corner of ul Kopernika and ul Krzywa. There once was a larger synagogue in addition to this one, but it was destroyed in WWII…
Architecture in Rzeszów

Bernardine Church

Northwest of the Rynek is the Bernardine Church, with its opulent furnishings and decoration. It was built for Ligęza as his mausoleum, and there are eight life-sized alabaster effigies of his family in the si…
Architecture in Kraków

Teatr Ludowy

It’s worth a visit to the Teatr Ludowy just to admire the proletarian architecture. Built in 1955, the theatre was known for its experimental, avant-garde productions.
Architecture in Katowice


This blocky, 14-storey, 60m-tall structure was Poland’s tallest building from 1934 until 1955. It’s considered the best example of functionalism in Poland.