European Quartet One Melody



Poland is a country of beautiful cities, historic towns and villages of sentimental charm for which poems and songs have been written. The country officially has a total of 887 towns, the largest of which is Warsaw, with a population of 1.7 million. The main cities are not only the capitals of their fast-developing regions, but also have their own unique character. Lodz is famed for its grand Piotrkowska Street and the industrial sites of the 19th century. The city also offers Europe’s largest urban forest and Jewish cemetery. Krakow, the historic capital of the Polish kings who resided at the Wawel Castle, is today Poland’s cultural and entertainment centre. In Wroclaw, apart from the historic buildings of Ostrów Tumski, the Church of St Elizabeth and the Leopoldynska Hall, you can also see the post-modernist Hall of the Century, a reinforced concrete structure which was the most contemporary building of its time. The Polish urban landscape is marked not only by t giant cities, but also – and maybe most especially – by smaller towns. Kazimierz Dolny is a town beloved by artists situated on the Vistula River. Sandomierz, with its numerous monuments, stands above a maze of cellars carved out of the rock. And then there is Pułtusk, which is home to the longest marketplace in Europe, Biecz, an architectural miracle dating back 400 years, Chełmno which is an exemplary Teutonic Order town which has retained its medieval layout and has not been disfigured by modern architecture. The town is also a Mecca for lovers as relics of St. Valentine can be found here.

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