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A youthful and central hub, annually the city attracts thousands of global students, boasting the biggest university centre in Eastern Poland with a total of nine universities. Naturally, the city will play centre stage for youth culture, hosting 73 large-scale events from festivals to sports shows throughout 2023.

Top attractions begin in Lublin Old Town, at Kraków Gate. This perfectly preserved medieval district is lined with cobbles and home to more than 100 ornate buildings and monuments. Today many of these buildings are thriving cafes and independent shops. The walls of Lublin are also decorated with street art and dazzling graffiti murals. See below some of the best free attractions to see in and around Old Town.

With a significant student population, this charming city possesses a dynamic nightlife. From underground pubs with huge beer lists to trendy shabby-chic hipster bars, there's something for everyone. Lublin even produces its own signature beer, Perła. The underground Perła Brewery is a must for any weekend visit. It provides an extraordinary walking tour through the former Reformanti church and monastery where beer was brewed from 1846-2001. The perfect finale for the tour is the unique beer tasting session in the brewery's former lagering room.

Free things to see and do:

Courtyard of Lublin Castle: Lublin Castle is of huge historical significance for the city, the proud mediaeval structure sits upon a hill adjacent to the Old Town centre. The beautiful courtyard and surroundings are completely free for visitors! Ideal for wandering around on a sunny day admiring the history and architecture.

Fontanna Multimedialna Lublin: The soothing sound of the city fountain will provide a relaxing backdrop after a day of sightseeing. Be sure to watch the fountains at night for an eye-catching colourful multimedia show.
Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist: Built between 1592 and 1617 as a church of the Society of Jesus, Lublin Cathedral is a stunning example of Baroque architecture. One of the first of its kind in Poland, it's completely free to enter everyday except during services. Inside discover brilliant gold statues of saints, breathtaking frescos and two Baroque paintings, The Last Supper and The Feast of Herod.

Lublin is an historical and affordable destination, with a big creative and vibrant youth scene. Ideal for any students and young people interested in exploring Europe. It is a city that is not to be missed.

Upcoming free events to attend:

July: The Carnaval Sztukmistrzów Festival

In the height of summer the city is transformed into one big carnival. A magnet for performers all over the world, gaze in awe at world famous circus stars. The carnival features The Urban Highline, the biggest tight rope festival in the world, inspired by the fictional story of The Magician of Lublin.

August: Meeting of Styles - The International Graffiti Festival

As the oldest graffiti art festival in the world, ‘Meeting of Styles’ festival provides a unique space for creatives to develop passions and explore contemporary graffiti art. Lublin’s dynamic and youthful community gather annually to create art in the streets.

September: The European Festival of Taste

The biggest culinary festival in the region attracts locals and tourists alike, and focuses on celebrating multiculturalism and the culinary heritage of Lublin. Expect a wide range of stalls offering gastronomic delights with live music, exhibitions and culinary workshops.

How to get there?

From London Luton, you can fly non-stop with Ryanair or Wizz Air to Lublin Airport.


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