Białystok attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Białystok

Branicki Palace

In Park Pałacowy stands this grand former residence of Jan Klemens Branicki. Though he lost to his brother-in-law Stanisław August Poniatowski in the 1764 royal elections, he built a luxurious palace on a scale to r…
Church in Białystok

Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit

It's worth making a detour 3km northwest of the centre to this modern church. Begun in the early 1980s, this monumental building is Poland's largest Orthodox church. The huge central onion-shaped dome is topped with…
Cultural Centre in Białystok

Ludwik Zamenhof Centre

Across the narrow Biała River from the Branicki Palace, this cultural centre dedicated to the creator of Esperanto hosts a range of art exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and performing arts events. Its interesting pe…
Museum in Białystok

Podlasie Museum

Rebuilt from scratch after the war, the town hall now houses this museum. It features a modest collection of Polish paintings on the ground floor, including some important names such as Jacek Malczewski and Stanisła…
Historic Building in Białystok

Town Hall

Severely damaged during WWII, this 1745 structure was rebuilt after the conflict. The original building served many civic functions, including that of marketplace, court, and prison.
Museum in Białystok

Museum of the History of Medicine & Pharmacy

Housed within the Branicki Palace, this museum features exhibits related to pharmacy in the Podlasie region from the late 19th to early 20th century.
Cathedral in Białystok


The complex featuring this grand neo-Gothic place of worship also includes a late-Renaissance parish church and an 18th-century baroque presbytery.
Church in Białystok

St Nicholas' Orthodox Church

Completed in 1846, this church was laid out in Byzantine style with a central cupola.