Lublin
 
Lublin is an ancient city in Poland the administrative center of the Lublin Voivodeship. The town is situated in the north of the Lublin Hinterland and is divided into two parts by the river Bystrica. Lublin is the largest city in Eastern Poland. The first settlement on the site of Lublin emerged in the 6th century. In the X century the settlement received wooden fortifications, which were later modernized in stone.

The first settlement on the site of Lublin emerged in the 6th century. In the 10th century the settlement received wooden fortifications which were later modernized in stone. In the 13th century Lublin was first destroyed by the Mongol Tatars then by the Lithuanians. In the second half of the 15th century Casimir Jagiellon made the city the capital of the newly formed Lublin Voivodeship. At the same time the city's heyday begins thanks largely to a trade route passing through it from the Black Sea to Western Europe.

In the early 18th century Lublin received privileges that equated it to that of Krakow. In 1815 Lublin enters the Kingdom  of Poland as part of the Russian Empire. During World War II the city was occupied by German troops. Released by the Soviet Army in July 1944.

Modern Lublin is a dynamically developing city, a large economic, educational and cultural center of Eastern Poland.
General information
The population is over 339 thousand people.

The area is 147.5 km².

Time is UTC + 1, summer is UTC + 2.

The language is Polish.

Currency - Polish Zloty.
Notable sights
Attractions in Lublin are centered in the historic city center - in the Old Town. This is the oldest part of Lublin listed as a monument of history.

Short Square is the central square of Lublin that connects the Old Town with the surrounding streets. The square was built in 1611. The main attraction of the square is the Krakow Gate.

Cracow Gate ( Brama Krakowska ) - a symbol of Lublin old 14th century gate leading into the Old Town. The gates are the remains of XIV century fortress walls built in the Gothic style in the XVIII century were Baroque.

The Trinitarian Tower is a neo-Gothic bell tower. It is the tallest building in the historical center. From the observation deck at an altitude of 40 meters opens a large panorama of the city. The name of the tower comes from the order of Trinitarian monks. The museum is now located here.

The Gothic Tower ( Baszta Gotycka ) is a tower rebuilt in the 1980s. Alongside the fragments of the defensive walls it is a testimony to the powerful Gothic fortifications of the Old Town. The construction of the tower dates from 1341.

Lublin Castle ( Zamek w Lublinie ) is a palace complex that used to perform defense functions. The castle was built on the hill by King Casimir the Great in the first half of the 16th century.

Nowadays within the walls of the castle is a museum of Lublin which consists of: the Gothic tower-donzhon (13th century), the Gothic chapel of St. Trinity (13th century) the ruin of the so-called Jewish tower which remained from the royal castle stood on this site in the 14-18th centuries as well as the neo-Gothic building of the former prison.

The Old Church Square ( Plac Po Farze ) is an old square in the Old Town. Archeological excavations have revealed the remains of an ancient church of St. George on the square in the 20th century.

Michael. St. Basil's Basilica Dominican Fathers ( Bazylika Ojców Dominikanów ) - one of the oldest temples in Lublin. Together with the monastery it is one of the oldest establishments in the city (750 years).
Hotels
Kujawska Rooms ( Kujawska 26 ). The newest hostel in Lublin which has been operating since September. And although it is far from the Old Town (almost 10 km) the design here is still one of the best. Minimalism in its purest form and plenty of wood and space. The rooms are designed for a maximum of three. There are rooms for two and if you really want to be alone then for 1. The place will cost €9.50 in a triple room and €15 in a single room.

Folk Hostel ( Krakowskie Przedmieście 23 ) if you are an avid party-goer you are right here. Due to the location in the heart of the pedestrian street parties in the nearest bars are here until the morning. If you're coming with a family, it's better to look for something else. And so you are already waiting for spacious and clean rooms, soft pillow and friendly staff. The bed will cost from €10.

Hostel Królewska ( Królewska, 6 ). Nice hostel in a historic building. Due to its location (which is the center itself), the rooms overlook the Gothic Watchtower or Boulevard. Some rooms have balconies - you can have nightly seating with a glass of wine with better views. You can also borrow a bike here for €3. Seating in a 6-bed room - €9, double room - €23.

Cent Hostel ( Ewangelicka 6 ). Another hostel in the heart of the eastern capital of Poland. Ideal for students and fans of large-scale parties as local pubs and music clubs are within easy reach. If you want coffee there is a cafe on the lower floor of the hostel. For a bed in a 5-bed room will have to pay €10, double room - €25.

LoLek Hostel ( Bernardyńska 9 ). A clean and comfortable hostel in the heart of Lublin, just 300 meters from the Old Town. If you are a fan of high ceilings and spacious rooms, this option will appeal to you. Plus the hostel is a great place to park your car in the private yard. As well as friendly staff who will help, will tell everything and also feed cookies. For a bed in an one-bed room prepare to pay € 10, double room - € 23.

Hotel Grodzka 20 ( Grodzka 20 ). A hotel with an unpretentious name and stylish Scandinavian interiors like a picture. Located in the heart. Great breakfasts, smart internet and aerial white towels. Prepare for €56 for a double room
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