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Top Choice Monastery in Częstochowa

Paulite Monastery of Jasna Góra

Poland’s spiritual capital began with the arrival of the Paulite order from Hungary in 1382, who named the 293m hill in the western part of the city ‘Jasna Góra’ (Bright Hill) and erected this monastery. Believers a…
Top Choice Museum in Kielce

Kraków Bishops' Palace

Kielce was the property of the Kraków bishops from the 12th century through 1789. This palace was built (from 1637 onwards) as one of their seats and remains a testament to the richness of that era. The highlight of…
Top Choice Museum in Zamość

Arsenal Museum

This museum of military hardware and the city's fortifications received a major facelift in 2015. The collections are housed in three buildings along the city's western bastions. One building is given over to weapon…
Top Choice International in Lublin

Kardamon

By many accounts, Lublin's best restaurant is this lush, cellar affair on the main street. The menu is a mix of international staples such as grilled pork tenderloin, along with Polish favourites such as duck served…
Top Choice Cafe in Kielce

Calimero Cafe

Plan to lunch at this casual bakery and cafe that specialises in healthy, delicious soups, sandwiches and salads, including our favourite: the house salad with dried ham, goat's cheese and pomegranate seeds. It serv…
Top Choice Pub Food in Radom

Pivovaria

Don't be put off by the 'pub food' label – this is Radom's best restaurant, and they even brew their own (very good) beer on the premises. The menu tends toward simple grilled meats, pastas, salads and a few Polish …
Top Choice Polish in Chełm

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…
Top Choice Armenian in Zamość

Restauracja Muzealna

This is a cut above the typical Rynek offerings in terms of presentation, creating the impression they take their food seriously here, and they do. There’s an elegant cellar restaurant, or eat upstairs on the main s…
Top Choice Burgers in Sandomierz

Lapidarium pod Ratuszem

Grilled meats, big salad plates, craft beers and very good burgers are the major draw cards at this cheery restaurant and cafe located in the town hall tower. Dine right on the Rynek during the summer, though try to…
Ruins in Sandomierz

Krzyżtopór Castle

The small village of Ujazd (oo-yahst), around 30km west of Sandomierz, is home to arguably Poland’s most bizarre ruin. Krzyżtopór Castle was commissioned by eccentric governor Krzysztof Ossoliński and built accordin…