Top things to do in Chełm

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Restauracja Gęsia Sprawki

This is the only spot in town for excellent Polish food and home cooking in the best sense of the term. Golonka (pork knee) is a house favourite, served with sides of mustard and horseradish, and a big plate of pick…
Church in Chełm

St Mary’s Basilica

The hill in the middle of Chełm is crowned with the white St Mary’s Basilica and a complex of religious buildings that were once a bishop’s palace and a monastery. The late-baroque basilica was rebuilt in the mid-18…
Tunnel in Chełm

Chełm Chalk Tunnels

The city’s star attraction is an array of chalk passages hewn by hand 12m below ground. The chalk mine began in medieval times. By the 16th century the chalk extracted was renowned throughout the country. Visits are…
Museum in Chełm

Chełm Museum

This former monastery houses a museum containing modern Polish paintings, natural history displays and temporary exhibitions. Other outlets of the museum are open during the same hours and charge the same admission.…
Polish in Chełm

McKenzee Saloon

This popular and fun Western-style saloon is oddly housed in the town's former synagogue. There's ample bar food, decent Polish cooking, and lots of beer, all served under the tarp of a wagon. This is the place to c…