Lublin is one of the biggest cities in the east-central part of Poland. The city was founded by settlers on the Czwartek hill in the VI century. Already in the X century Lublin was a fort-town. Multiple protective facilities have been made to save this place from dangers from the east. Only during World War I Lublin becomes the part of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
The so called Old Town of Lublin is one of the most beautiful places where visitors will enjoy the combination of various architectural styles. Numerous stone houses and temples have survived here since ancient times. The historical part of the city is represented by the area between Cracow Gate and the castle. Here are located such sights of Lublin as old Town Hall with the Crown Tribunal inside it; Fathers Dominicans Kostel, which has been originally designed in the Gothic style, but has acquired Renaissance motifs during restructuring; Lublin museum that has been used as a prison, now only a Gothic chapel reminds of those times, the interior of the chapel is decorated with precious frescoes featuring the Russian-Byzantine style.
Not far away from Lublin are located such interesting tourist sites as: a Naleczow spa center specializing in heart diseases, an industrial center named Pulawy, and a town keeping numerous old Renaissance houses, houses of famous artists, an impressive Renaissance Kostel and the ruins of an ancient castle.
One of the interesting features of the city is drinking fountains. Some of them are also valuable historical artifacts. The city retains the very first drinking fountain. It can be found on the Krakowskie Przedmiescie. It is made in the form of a goat, which is the main symbol of Lublin. Its image symbolizes prosperity and well-being. This cute fountain is made of bronze. To activate it, you need to press a special button. This secret sculpture is not known to all tourists because at first glance it is difficult to guess that you have a drinking fountain before you.
Lublin, Poland The highest building in Lublin is the Trinitarian Tower. This tower was built in the 17th century, and in the 19th century it underwent a major reconstruction. The height of this tower is 64 meters. Today, the most popular viewing point in the city is at its top. Now in the tower, there is a very interesting Museum of Religious Art, in which you can see valuable relics transferred from old churches.