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Overview of Old Town

Lublin's castle

Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street by night

Another view of Old Town

Lublin is undoubtedly the capital of the East of Poland. Centuries-long multicultural traditions has made the city a household name in many countries, languages and alphabets. In jidish the city is known as לובלין, in the Ukrainian Люблін, in Russian Люблин while in Latwian it is called Liublinas.

Being a city where the Western and Eeastern World met, Lublin has played an important cultural, trade and diplomatic role. Lublin has given a noble example of tolerance for centuries. It has been inhabited by Jews, the Rusins from Belarusia, Ukraine, Lithuania, the native inhabitants of these lands, Protestants, Catholics and other religions. Podzamcze - a district in the Old Town - was the place of residence of the Jews and an international intellectual center of Jewish culture until the break of World War II.

Today it is a meeting place of artists, scientists, students and business people. The inhabitants of Lublin welcome newcomers with open minds and hearts.

City attractions:

Lublin´s Old Town is the best preserved Medieval town in Poland. Across an area of 7 ha on a hill, there are 100 historic mansions and other important buildings. The way to them is through the Krakovian Gate of 14th century, the cultural symbol of Lublin and the seat of the Museum of the History of the Town.

Underneath the Old Town, there is an underground tourist trail, leading through the basements of former merchants´ stores, wine cellars during the various eras in the development of the town.

Krakowskie Przedmiescie, the representative street of Lublin, is the favourite place for social gatherings and entertainment for the town´s inhabitants and visitors. There are many coffee shops, artistic basement bars and restaurants to choose from, as well as the famous Semadeni confectionary which was opened over 160 years ago.

Lublin Castle was built in the Neogothic Style (1828). On the ruins of a former king´s castle there was created a prison, which incarnated thousands of Poles during World War II and the years of Stalinist terror 1948 - 54. Today it is a seat of Lublin Museum.

Education

Lublin is an academic city. The first Academy was founded in 1567 - The Jewish Talmudic Academy. Later the name was changed to the Wisemen Academy. It is the oldest university in Lublin.

In 1918 the Lublin Catholic University (KUL) was founded. It has a great merit and is a part of the tradition of the teaching of the humanities. Karol Wojtula - pope John Paul II, was a student and a professor there. Other important education institutions include: the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, the Medical University of Lublin and the University of Life Sciences.

Entertainment:

Over many ages Lublin has been a theatrum mundi - the town of cultural and artistic encounters: of perceptive people searching for the meaning of life. It has a multicultural genius loci and the revolutionalry energy of contemporary artists. There are a lot of theatre festivals held here throughout the year.

Students will not get bored in Lublin. During the whole year, multiple students´ clubs organize interesting meetings, concerts and exhibitions. The most famous student festivals are held in spring, right before the spring exam session. They are called the Juwenalia and are staged across all of Poland. In Lublin there are: Kulturalia, Kozienalia and Feliniady Student Festivals as part of the Juwenalia Celebrations. You will be well entertained if you choose to live in Lublin!

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khurram
day: 2012-12-27
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Muktaro Rahman
day: 2011-09-24
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I think and so hope that I will be happy to live and study in poland everywhere.
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day: 2011-08-26
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day: 2011-03-16
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day: 2011-03-15
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I visited Lublin last weekend and was surprised what a little cozy place it was! I liked the University Campus area - really modern. Looks like a good place to be in. Hello to all fellow students in Lublin!
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