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Top Choice Museum in Łódź

Centre for Science & Technology

Part of the EC1 complex that forms the heart of Łódź's city centre redevelopment plan, this former coal-fired power station (dating from the early 1900s) has been restored and repurposed as an awe-inspiring museum. …
Top Choice Craft Beer in Łódź

Z Innej Beczki

Tucked away unexpectedly to the side of the crumbling concrete facade of the YMCA, this bar and beer garden feels like a secret hideaway, concealed in the basement of a 19th-century villa. It's one of the city's bes…
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 the history of Polish cinema and contain props, film posters an…
Top Choice Museum in Łódź

City Museum of Łódź

Adjacent to the Manufaktura mall, this museum is housed in the impressive palace of 19th-century textile baron Izrael Kalmanowicz Poznański. The opulent apartments are a clear indication of the Poznańskis' wealth, b…
Top Choice Club in Łódź

Łódź Kaliska

With its open-door policy, this renowned pub/club 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 group of concept…
Top Choice Fusion in Łódź

Affogato

Towards the southern end of ul Piotrkowska, this place combines slick modern decor with an accomplished menu that takes the best of Polish produce – mushrooms, pork, trout, game, beetroot – and gives it the fusion t…
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 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…