Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Białystok

Branicki Palace

This grand former residence of Jan Klemens Branicki is surrounded by Park Pałacowy. Though he lost to his brother-in-law Stanisław August Poniatowski in the 1764 royal elections, he built a luxurious palace on a...

Public Art in Białystok

Girl With a Water Can Mural

This four-storey high mural of a little girl appearing to water an actual tree has become a Białystok icon. It was painted by Natalia Rak in 2013 and has been touched up since. The work's formal name is The...

Museum in Białystok

History Museum

A light show featuring a large model of Białystok in its late 18th-century heyday is the highlight of this museum, which is an annex of the Podlasie Museum.

Synagogue in Białystok

Cytron Synagogue

Before WWII, central Białystok had 60 synagogues serving a population of over 40,000 Jews, or about half of the city's population. Only three synagogue buildings survived the war, one of which was this building...

Square in Białystok

Rynek Kościuszki

Białystok's focal point, the much-rebuilt Rynek is an odd trapezoidal shape. Important buildings from the city's past have been reconstructed here, including the central town hall, home to the Podlasie Museum. On...

Museum in Białystok

Podlasie Museum

Rebuilt after WWII and modelled on the 1745 original, the town hall houses this museum. It features a modest collection of Polish paintings on the ground floor, including some important names such as Jacek...

Cultural Centre in Białystok

Ludwik Zamenhof Centre

This vibrant cultural centre dedicated to the creator of Esperanto hosts a range of art exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and performing arts events. Its interesting permanent exhibition, 'The Bialystok of Young...

Cathedral in Białystok

Białystok Cathedral

This grand neo-Gothic brick cathedral dates from 1905. It's attached to a late-Renaissance parish church (1627) with a fascinating interior and an 18th-century baroque presbytery. The story goes that the large...

Church in Białystok

Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit

Begun in the early 1980s, this monumental building is Poland's largest Orthodox church. The huge central onion-shaped dome is topped with a large cross (weighing 1500kg) symbolising Christ, while 12 smaller...