Lublin is a city of 340000 inhabitants, located in the plains of southeast Poland, about 50km from the border to Ukraine. It is a good base from which to explore the historical cities in the surrounding Lesser Poland area (Sandomierz, Kazimierz Dolny, Zamosc) and a good place where to stop before crossing by car into Ukraine.
Lublin was founded as a city in the second half of the 13th century, on the site of previous settlements, dating from the early Middle Ages. It developed as a trade centre between Poland and Lithuania and grew rapidly in the 15th and 16 centuries. After the third partition of Poland in 1795, Lublin became part of the the Austro-Hungarian empire. It became part of independent Poland after World War I in 1918.
Lublin has a small, but attractive historic centre, located southwest of the castle. There is a market square (Rynek) with restaurants and more restaurants and shops along the Grodzka street pedestrian area and Po Farze square.
The Krakowska gate leads into a more modern part of the city with a large pedestrian area. Here, on Litewski square, after dark there is a light and water show.
How to get to Lublin
Lublin has an international airport with flights to some European destinations and a train station. It can also be reached by car.
Accommodation
There are many hotels in and near Lublin, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Lublin castle 02 Lublin castle 03 Lublin castle main entrance 04 Keep and the Holy Trinity chapel
05 Lublin castle 06 Lublin castle 07 Castle square
08 Lublin castle 09 Castle park 10 Castle park 11 Lublin castle
12 Flag of Poland 13 Vivo Lublin shopping mall 14 Lublin castle at night
15 Castle square 16 Castle square 17 Lublin castle at night
18 Lublin castle at night 19 Castle inner court 20 Holy Trinity chapel 21 Castle square
22 Bridge to old town 23 Bridge to old town 24 Bridge to old town
01 Crown tribunal 02 Chociszewska house on Rynek square 03 Rynek market square 04 Rynek market square
05 Krakowska gate 06 Lokietka square with Krakowska gate 07 Krakowska gate 08 Krakowska gate
09 Rynek market square 10 House facades on Rynek square 11 House facades on Rynek square 12 Blue house on Rynek square 13 Rynek square
14 Trinitarian tower 15 Po Farze square 16 Grodzka street pedestrian area 17 Grodzka street pedestrian area 18 Po Farze square 19 Town hall
20 Town hall 21 Krakowska gate at night 22 Krakowska gate at night 23 Krakowska gate at night 24 Krakowska gate at night 25 Krakowska gate at night
26 Krakowska gate at night 27 Crown tribunal 28 Rynek market square 29 Restaurants on Rynek square
30 Restaurants on Rynek square 31 Po Farze square
32 Po Farze square 33 Grodzka street pedestrian area 34 Grodzka street pedestrian area
35 Grodzka street pedestrian area 36 Grodzka gate 37 Grodzka gate 01 New town hall 02 Mini Fontanna
03 Church of Holy Spirit 04 Krakowskie pedestrian area 05 Bubble tea shop 06 Litewski square
07 Litewski square with Jozef Pilsudski statue
08 Litewski square
09 Krakowskie pedestrian area 10 Krakowskie pedestrian area 11 I love Lublin 12 Fountain
13 Litewski square at night 14 Fontanna Multimedialna 15 Colourful light fountain at night 16 Fontanna Multimedialna
17 Colourful light fountain at night 18 Fontanna Multimedialna 19 Fontanna Multimedialna 20 Grand hotel Lublinianka 21 Grand hotel Lublinianka
22 I love Lublin 23 Light and fountain show 24 Light and fountain show 25 Light and fountain show
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