Top ChoiceChurch in Płock


This 12th-century cathedral is topped with a 16th-century Renaissance dome. Its interior has a number of tombstones and altarpieces, and polychromatic art nouveau frescoes. The royal chapel holds the sarcophagi...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Płock

Mazovian Museum

Two excellent collections in one large museum: on one side there's a stunning array of art nouveau furniture, decorative items, paintings and glassware that attest to Płock's prewar wealth. Exhibits show the...

Museum in Płock

Diocesan Museum

The main collection is in the 16th-century Benedictine abbey building that links the two castle towers. Exhibits include a large collection of manuscripts, paintings, sculpture, vestments and tapestries. Most of...

Castle in Płock


The picturesque remnants of this 13th-century Gothic castle are courtesy of a major flood of the Vistula in 1532, when half the castle and part of the walls slid into the river.The iconic features of Płock are...

Museum in Płock

Museum of Mazovian Jews

Prior to WWII there were 9000 Jews living in and around Płock. Most were killed by the Nazi Germans. Among their legacies is this small synagogue building that is now a museum tracing the history of this once...

Polish in Płock

Restauracja Art Deco

Set in the middle of the sunny side of the Stary Rynek in an ornate 18th-century baroque building, this place has the comfiest outdoor tables on the square, and a menu of Polish favourites including czernina...

Polish in Płock

Browar Tumski

Tasty food served on the main square, with the added benefit of craft beer brewed on the premises. Styles range from light to dark. The menu holds few surprises, with the usual items like pork cutlets, duck and...

Historic Building in Płock

City Hall

The old market square is dominated by this attractive building at its northwest end. From atop the town hall, a trumpeter plays at noon and 6pm each day. As an added spectacle for the noon event, a mechanical...

Pier in Płock

River Pier

Watch the Vistula laze by from one of Europe's longest river piers (358m). Part of the vast postindustrial rehabilitation of the riverfront, this glassy construct is the dock for cruise boats in summer. Have a...

Cafe in Płock


Colourful cafe on the nightlife strip, serving a range of good cakes and beverages in an interior filled with comfy couches. Good people-watching outside.

Eastern European in Płock

Karczma Pod Strzechą

Popular Polish fare on the nightlife strip. It's all faux rustic with a long drinks list, tunes blaring overhead (rock to rap) and a lively scene.

Market in Płock

Rynek Market

Ages-old tumbledown covered market with dozens of stalls selling produce of the region. Locals prize the honey, strawberries, plums and apples, depending on the season. Also flower stalls and variety shops. Just...

Zoo in Płock


The city's zoo has a picturesque wooded setting above the river and is home to the country's biggest collection of reptiles. Kids love the petting area; no word on what the animals think.

Church in Płock

Dominican Church

Once attached to a monastery, this medieval church received a glamorous baroque makeover in the early 18th century. It's often closed.