Grand Gothic architecture, excellent cuisine and a fascinating heritage of old town quarters, merchant houses and monasteries - Poland is an emerging destination that's still relatively undiscovered.
Start by exploring the beautiful capital of Warsaw, a mosaic of stunning reconstructed architectural styles. Head to Gdansk and its Gothic castle, then visit the spectacularly pretty old town of Torun, birthplace of the astronomer Copernicus and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
See for yourself the famous 'Black Madonna' in the monastery of Jasna Gora, then take a stroll around pretty Poznan on the banks of the Warta river. The food scene here is excellent: whether you're looking for an authentic Polish speciality such as pierogi dumplings or borscht soup, European cuisine such as pizza with a Polish twist, or just a splendid afternoon tea with lavender-topped cakes, Poznan has the best of everything around its town square.
Be sure to save time to wander round the captivating Old Town of Krakow, a royal capital for 500 years, and admire its soaring Gothic and Renaissance architecture.
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