Poznan Sights and Landmarks Guide, Poland
Capital of the Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poznan is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. With a thriving economy, a strategic location and a nicely preserved historic centre, Poznan is a real magnet for tourists.
Poznan Sights – Museums and Monuments
Poznan has a very long and interesting history to tell; a visit to the Poznan History Museum or the Poznan Archeological Museum will help you get a general idea. As for Polish art and traditions, the best of them were captured in the exhibits of the National Museum of Poznan, the Museum of Applied Art and the Museum of Folk Art. There are also some less common collections, as those belonging to the Museum of Musical Instruments or the Museum of Antique Vehicles. A major attraction in Poznan is represented by the huge Green House located in Wilson Park. Another famous park is the so-called “Citadel”, encompassing the grounds of an old military fort and cemetery. It is also part of the Poznan experience to take a sip from the well of Bamberta.
Poznan Sights – Architecture of the Old Town
The Market Square represents the most visited attraction in Poznan. Although the original square was destroyed during World War II, the reconstruction is so good, that you won’t even notice. Guarding the Old Square, you can see the Town Hall, an old gothic building redesigned in Renaissance-style by Italian architect J.B. Quadro. Most Poznan sights are part of what is known as the ‘Royal-Imperial Route’. The route includes famous attractions like the Church of St. John of Jerusalem, Bishop Jordan Bridge, the Cathedral Island, Paderewskiego Street, the Former Imperial Castle and the Church of the Sacred Heart and Saint Florian. Poznan is close to the heart of many Poles, as it holds the remains of the first Polish kings and their families. Poznan sights might not be as famous as some Warsaw Sights or Krakow Sights, but their distinctive architecture pays for the effort of coming here.
Poznan Sights – Culture and Events
Poznan has been an important contributor to the Polish culture: across its many centuries of existence, Poznan breaded numerous politicians, artist, scientists and writers. Poznan managed to make a name from hosting the most avant-gardist manifestations, from experimental theater (Malta Theater Festival is known all over Europe), to independent cinema and underground art exhibitions. The Poznan International Fair has been reuniting traders and manufactures form all around the world for more than 20 years now. Not far from Poznan city centre you can relax on the shores of Malta and attend some of the numerous sports competition that take place in the sports facilities surrounding this artificial tarn.
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