UNESCO Sites

Poland is a country of 1000-year-old history, rich traditions and abundant cultural heritage. The legacy of bygone centuries that includes monuments of architecture, historical mementos and masterpieces of art is perfectly combined with the wealth of Polish nature and its original landscapes. Millions of tourists visit Poland every year.

All those who wish to deepen their knowledge of history and see outstanding art pieces should travel to our country in order to admire Poland’s UNESCO sites entered on the World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. The list created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) distinguishes buildings and sites that constitute the most valuable examples of peoples’ material culture, products of human genius or unique nature reserves. The states that possess those special sites on their territory are bound to protect them from destruction.

Tarnowskie Gory - UNESCO
An exquisite tourist attraction was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List was added in July 2017 -  Tarnowskie Gory Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System.
Wooden Tserkvas
Situated on the eastern edge of Eastern Europe, the transnational property numbers a selection of 16 tserkvas –churches built of horizontal wooden logs between the 16th and 19th centuries by communities of the Eastern Orthodox and Greek Catholic faiths.
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
The church, monastery and the pilgrimage park of the Bernardine complex in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Wawel
The Old Town together with the Wawel Hill and the Kazimierz district are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The brick castle of Malbork was the seat of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order and the largest structure of its kind in Medieval Europe.
Auschwitz Birkenau
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial is visited by great numbers of pilgrims. Many heads of state on official visits to Poland come here to pay homage to the victims of Nazi genocide. The scene of martyrdom of millions of people during World War II. The largest Nazi concentration camp in German-occupied Europe. Here the Germans were carrying out their genocidal plan of exterminating the whole nations, mainly Jews and Poles. The number of victims is difficult to establish. Most probably about 1,100,000 people of 28 nationalities perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps; the majority of them were Jews brought from different countries.
Historic Centre of Warsaw
The historic center of Warsaw constitutes an exception on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List. It’s the only urban complex almost entirely reconstructed after the WWII total destruction. The careful reconstruction was so well done that the international community demonstrated its great appreciation through putting the historic city center of Warsaw on the list of the unique world heritage sites.
Medieval Town of Toruń
Thanks to the great astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and to the flavor of the famous Torunian gingerbread as well as to the charm and character of one of Europe’s most beautiful old towns, Toruń is a city widely known in Poland and also far beyond its borders. Toruń’s historic core, represented by its well preserved complex of medieval architecture and the original urban layout, was included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1997.
Świdnica
UNESCO Conference on the List of World Heritage took place in Helsinki in December 2001. During this meeting Poland, supported actively by Germany, suggested to add two Silesian Churches of Peace to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. This wish was fulfilled and as a result the List was enlarged by the two biggest European sacral buildings constructed by the use of timber framing.
The landscape park of the eccentric Prince Hermann Ludwig Heinrich von Pückler-Muskau in Bad Muskau, known on the Polish side as the Mużakowski Park in Łęknica, is one of the most outstanding achievements in European landscape architecture of the 19th century.
Old City of Zamość
Zamość, often referred to as the Pearl of Renaissance and the City of Arcades, is a fortress established in 1580 surrounding a luxurious housing estate.
Wieliczka
Together with the neighboring Bochnia it is one of the oldest salt mines in the world. These are also one of the oldest running companies. Let us take a walk through some of the 20 large chambers of the three-kilometer-long sightseeing route. Already during the 2nd UNESCO Conference on the List of World Heritage the Polish “Wieliczka” Salt Mine was entered into UNESCO's First World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage. Together with the neighboring Bochnia it is one of the oldest salt mines in the world. These are also one of the oldest running companies in the world.
Białowieża National Park is an area of valuable wildlife, protected with utmost commitment by Poland, Belarus and a range of international organisations. Białowieża Forest is a UNESCO biosphere reserve, entered on the World Heritage Site list in 1979.
Centennial Hall in Wroclaw
“The Centennial Hall” in Wrocław was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 13, 2006, under its original German name as Hala Stulecia (German: Jahrhunderthalle in Breslau; Centennial Hall in Wrocław).
Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
This southeastern region of Poland features medium-size mountains and picturesque landscapes. Here we find wooden Orthodox and Roman- Catholic churches perfectly fitted into their natural environment.

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