Attractions

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…
Park in Zwierzyniec

Roztocze National Park

The park, which covers an area of 79 sq km and lies to the south and east of Zwierzyniec, was a nature reserve for more than 350 years as part of the Zamoyski family estate. Today, it’s home to a diverse range of fl…
Museum in Lublin

Lublin Castle

Lublin’s royal castle dates from the 12th and 13th centuries, though it's been rebuilt many times over the years. It was here in 1569 that the union with Lithuania was signed. The castle is home to both the Lublin M…
Historic Site in Lublin

Majdanek

Four kilometres southeast of the centre of Lublin is the German-Nazi Majdanek extermination camp, where tens of thousands of people, mainly Jews, were murdered during WWII. The Germans went to no effort to conceal M…
Church in Chełm

St Mary’s Basilica

The hill in the middle of Chełm is crowned with the white St Mary’s Basilica and a complex of religious buildings that were once a bishop’s palace and a monastery. The late-baroque basilica was rebuilt in the mid-18…
Tunnel in Chełm

Chełm Chalk Tunnels

The city’s star attraction is an array of chalk passages hewn by hand 12m below ground. The chalk mine began in medieval times. By the 16th century the chalk extracted was renowned throughout the country. Visits are…
Museum in Zamość

Museum of Zamość

Two Armenian houses shelter the Zamość museum, with intriguing displays such as a scale model of the 16th-century town and a letter to Jan Zamoyski from his architect, Bernardo Morando, with a hand-drawn plan of the…
Museum in Kazimierz Dolny

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is housed in a large, finely restored granary from 1591. Though there is little information in English, kids will enjoy seeing the range of birds, animals and insects (albeit stuffed). Of …
Museum in Zamość

Rotunda & Martyrdom Museum

About 500m southwest of the Old Town is the Rotunda – a ring-shaped fort 54m in diameter surrounding a circular yard. The rotunda was built in the 1820s as part of the defensive infrastructure of the town, but durin…
Cemetery in Lublin

Old Jewish Cemetery

The old Jewish cemetery, established in 1541, has 30-odd readable tombstones, including the oldest Jewish tombstone in Poland in its original location. The graveyard is on a hill between ul Sienna and ul Kalinowszcz…