Lublin, located in the eastern part of Poland, is the country’s ninth largest city. With its extraordinary cultural and historical richness, it attracts numerous tourists from various corners of the world.
One of the most charming places in Lublin is the Old Town, where historic architecture, narrow cobbled streets, winding lanes, cosy cafes and colourful townhouses invite you for walks and discovery of the city’s rich history.
Lublin Castle, proudly towering over the city, stands as a symbol of Lublin’s ancient history. Its impressive architecture and magnificent views make it an essential stop on every visitor’s map.
Lublin is also renowned for its diverse cultural events and vibrant festivals taking place throughout the year, that are attracting art and culture enthusiasts. In 2023 alone, as part of the European City of Youth programme, the city hosted 73 events, from festivals to sport shows.
Museums like the Museum of the Lublin Village or the Lublin’s National Museum, set in the city’s castle and once used as a Soviet prison, are showcasting the region’s heritage and the city’s history. Both of those places are incredibly intriguing and a must-see for all fans of history.
The Botanical Garden, filled with diverse flora from around the world, serves as an excellent place for relaxation. It enables tourists and residents alike to explore the beauty of nature in the heart of the city.
Lublin is also an academic centre, giving the city a dynamic character and a multicultural atmosphere of openness. The city is home to nine universities, attracting young people from various parts of the country as well as a large number of students from abroad.
An interesting culinary aspect of Lublin is the Jagiellonian Fair, an annual event presenting local cuisine, including traditional local dishes. Cebularz (a pastry with onion and poppy seeds), Pierog bilgorajski, Gryczaki or Forszmak are all worth trying while visiting the city.
It’s also worth visiting places of significant religious value, such as the Archcathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist, attracting pilgrims from all over the world, as well as those interested in sacral architecture.
Lublin is undoubtedly worth a visit, offering many attractions, including a bustling nightlife and a multitude of friendly bars, restaurants and cafes and welcoming atmosphere. There is many more reasons why the city stands as a fascinating place worth visiting while travelling across Poland.
AZS UMCS Lublin is a well-known women’s basketball team that has been successful in various competitions in the past few years. The team is part of Lublin’s rich sport traditions and enjoys recognition both nationally and internationally. This year, our girls are competing in the prestigious EuroLeague and warmly invite you to Lublin – for both, the games and fantastic active leisure time!