Attractions

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…
National Park in Biebrza National Park

Biebrza National Park

The Biebrza National Park is Poland's largest and longest, stretching more than 100km from close to the Belarus border to the Narew River near Tykocin. Established in 1993, Biebrza (byehb-zhah) is a relatively new p…
Forest in Białowieża National Park

Strictly Protected Area

This is the oldest section of the Białowieża national park and covers an area of around 47.5 sq km, bordered to the north and west by the marshy Hwożna and Narewka Rivers, and to the east by the Belovezhskaya Pushch…
Wildlife Reserve in Białowieża National Park

European Bison Show Reserve

This enclosed animal park around 4km west of Palace Park is your best chance to see an actual bison. It also holds several other species that are typical of the puszcza, including elk, wild boar, wolves and roe deer…
Park in Białowieża National Park

Palace Park

Palace Park was laid out in the 19th century around a splendid residence built for the Russian tsar, on the site of an ancient royal hunting lodge once used by Polish kings. The southern entrance to Palace Park, bes…
Mosque in Kruszyniany

Kruszyniany Mosque

Beautiful green mosque, built by the Muslim Tatars who settled here at the end of the 17th century. It's a rustic wooden construction, in many ways similar to old timber Christian churches. You'll find it hidden in …
National Park in Białowieża National Park

Białowieźa National Park

Once a centre for hunting and timber-felling, Białowieża (Byah-wo-vyeh-zhah) is now Poland's oldest national park. Its significance is underlined by Unesco's unusual recognition of the reserve as both a …
National Park in Narew National Park

Narew National Park

Protects an unusual stretch of the Narew River that's nicknamed the 'Polish Amazon', where the river splits into dozens of channels that spread out across a 2km-wide valley, forming a constellation of swampy islets …
Church in Białystok

Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit

It's worth making a detour 3km northwest of the centre to this modern church. Begun in the early 1980s, this monumental building is Poland's largest Orthodox church. The huge central onion-shaped dome is topped with…
Museum in Tykocin

Tykocin Museum

Tykocin's former synagogue, erected in 1642, is considered to be the best-preserved Jewish house of worship in Poland and is home to this highly worthwhile museum. Much of the original interior has been preserved. A…