Lublin Sights and Landmarks Guide, Poland
Lublin is a modern city but it still has preserved some pieces of history and culture. Lublin Sights lists a number of travel attractions to show travelers the historical heritage and religious devotion of its people. Take a look at the following tourist destinations.
Lublin Sights – Historical Sites
These Lublin Sights include museums and other attractions that show the history of the city and even the region. In addition to that, they also give information about the customs and culture of Lublin.
Old Town. This is one of the most beautiful historical complexes in the country. It has a lot of old structures which date back to the middle ages. Old Town is the location of many Lublin landmarks as it houses the Old Town Hall which has a neoclassical structure.
Cracow Gate. This is one of the most treasured attractions of the city and was built in the 14th century whose main purpose was to become the entrance to the Old Town. It is a mixture of different architectural styles like Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance. One of the remaining original parts of it is the Gate Clock and was not moved since the 16th century.
Castle of Lublin. This castle was built in the 14th century. It was transformed in to a prison in the 1820s and the structure took on a Neo-gothic style. It stayed as a prison until the 1950s and now it is one of the most visited landmarks in the city.
Lublin Province Museum. This museum houses items with relevance to the history and culture of the city, the region and the country. Lublin has a wide exhibit of Polish paintings which are both historical and contemporary. It also has a collection of folk items such as silverwares, woodcarvings, porcelain and weaponry.
Lublin Sights – Religious Sites
These Lublin Sights show different architectural styles that are indeed very fascinating. In addition to that, religious sites also display some bits of history and culture.
Lublin Cathedral and Trinity Tower. This structure was built in the 16th century and was originally a Jesuit church. It has a Baroque architectural style and frescoes all over. The altar was created in the 17th century from black Lebanese pear tree. Beside the cathedral is a tower that provides a picturesque view of the city below. The tower also houses the Archdiocesan Museum that has a display of different artworks and ancient artifacts.
Chapel of the Holy Trinity. This is located near the Lublin Castle. The Chapel of the Holy Trinity was built in the 14th century. The treasures of this religious site are the Russo-Byzantine frescoes that were painted in the early 1400’s.
St. Stanislas Dominican Basilica and Monastery. This church was built in the 1200’s and is one of the oldest in the city. It was damaged by fire in the late 1500s and was restored into a Renaissance structural style. The complex also has two historical features. One is the tombstones of the Firlej Family and the other is the Tyszkiewicz Chapel which has fascinating Renaissance makeup.
Lublin, although a contemporary city at first glance, holds a lot of historical and cultural attractions. Currently, some Lublin Sights are still under extensive reconstruction but once fully renovated, the city is sure to become one of the most interesting places to visit in Europe like Vilnius Sights and Warsaw Sights.
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