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Top Choice Museum in Łódź

Cinematography Museum

Housed in the palatial home of 'Cotton King' Karol Scheibler, this attraction is actually two museums in one. The basement and 1st floor are devoted to Polish cinema and contain props, film posters and archaic camer…
Top Choice Church in Płock

Cathedral

This 12th-century cathedral is topped with a 16th-century Renaissance dome. Its interior boasts a number of tombstones and altarpieces, and tasteful art nouveau frescoes. The royal chapel holds the sarcophagi of two…
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…
Top Choice Museum in Łódź

City Museum of Łódź

Historical museum adjacent to the Manufaktura mall, housed in the impressive palace of 19th-century textile baron Izrael Kalmanowicz Poznański. The opulent interior is a clear indication of the Poznańskis' wealth: i…
Top Choice Club in Łódź

Łódź Kaliska

With its open-door policy, this renowned nightclub attracts a broad cross-section of Łódź society. The unusual decor – stripped-back walls covered in cheeky semi-erotic photos from the bar's namesake art group – fit…
Top Choice Jewish in Tykocin

Restauracja Tejsza

In the basement of the Talmudic House (enter from the back), this basic eatery serves excellent and inexpensive home-cooked kosher meals, including some of the best pierogi in the country, and a tasty beef goulash s…
Top Choice Polish in Augustów

Ogródek Pod Jabłoniami

The best meal in a town that doesn't offer much in the way of good eating. The draws here are the grilled meats, including pepper steak, pork and chicken, but they also do good pizza and a whole range of cheap and f…
Museum in Treblinka

Museum of Struggle & Martyrdom

In a peaceful clearing, hidden in a Mazovian pine forest, stands a granite monolith; around it is a field of 17,000 jagged, upright stones, many engraved with the name of a town or village. Beneath the grass, mingle…
Nature Reserve in Suwałki

Suwałki Landscape Park

The Suwałki Landscape Park, about halfway between Suwałki and the Lithuanian border, is a cluster of pristine lakes and rugged hills that certainly merits a detour. Covering some 63 sq km, a healthy portion of the p…
Park in Arkadia

Arkadia Park

With its overgrown ruins, peeling pavilions, temples and follies, the landscaped garden at Arkadia Park is a romantic pagan enclave in a sea of Catholicism. The park was laid out by Princess Helena Radziwiłł in the …