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Monday, April 16, 2018

Bialystok: the largest city in north-eastern Polan
by Arunas Travel Photography - 13

Białystok

Bialystok (Polish: Białystok) is the largest city in north-eastern Poland, located on the banks of the Biala River in the Bialystok Uplands of the Podlaskie Plain, part of what is known collectively as the Green Lungs of Poland.



Five interesting facts about Bialystok:

  • The English translation of the name is "white slope".
  • The first settlers arrived in the 15th century.
  • In 1692, it was granted city rights by King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, John III Sobieski (1629–1696).
  • Around 32% of the city is occupied by parks, squares and forest preserves which creates a unique and healthy climate.
  • There are several hundred historic buildings in the city, around 150 of which have been registered on a register of historic monuments of Polish, Jewish, Orthodox and Muslim cultures.

Bazylika archikatedralna Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny w Białymstoku
The Catholic Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Neo-Gothic; built in 1900–1905), Bialystok
Ratusz w Białymstoku
The Town Hall (built in 1954–1958), Bialystok
Pałac Branickich
The Branicki Palace (Rococo; built in 1691–1697), Bialystok
Pałac Branickich
The Branicki Palace, Bialystok
Branicki Palace
Interior of the Branicki Palace, Bialystok
Bialystok
The Branicki Palace Gardens, Bialystok
Białystok
Szeftel Ginzburg's tenement house (Eclecticism; built in 1906), Bialystok
Podróz
Sculpture "The Journey", Bialystok
Kościół św. Rocha w Białymstoku
The Catholic Church of St. Roch (Modern-Expressionist; built in 1927–1946), Bialystok
Wnętrze kościoła
Interior of the Church of St. Roch, Bialystok
Atrium Biała
Atrium Biała Shopping Center, Bialystok
Shopping centre
Interior of Atrium Biała, Bialystok
Bialystok
Galeria Jurowiecka Shopping Center, Bialystok
Galeria Jurowiecka
Interior of Galeria Jurowiecka, Bialystok
Train station
Train station, Bialystok

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13 comments

  1. Poland has some crisp architecture!! It looks like a stunning place to travel to.

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  2. I've never been to Poland, but I do have a bucket list, so I'm definitely adding this place!

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  3. Whoa look at the buildings there. Poland looks so pretty, definitely on my bucketlist

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  4. No doubt that it's such a beautiful and modern place, perfect for tourists who appreciate the mix of old and new. The architecture is stunning! I just love looking at the pictures and I'm sure they're even better in person!

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  5. I love Poland and every place in Est Europe. Your photos are delicious!

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  6. Those churches are lovely! Glad to see that they are well-maintained and in great condition. :)

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  7. Patricia5:35 pm CEST

    "The Journey" sculpture is amazing. What a beautiful city! Poland is definitely on my list of places to head to next!

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  8. Elizabeth O6:46 pm CEST

    Poland looks so enriched in history that I am sure everyone who visits has the best time exploring and learning the culture. Your pictures are gorgeous!

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  9. What a beautiful city to visit. The photos are lovely too. Thanks for sharing this post with us.

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  10. This looks so beautiful. I would love to go sometime. I honestly had no idea there would be so much to see in Poland.

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  11. Białystok is so beautiful,love th epictures. Poland is on my bucket list, I will be sure to add Białystok into the list. Great to know the facts and the english meaning of the city's name. I love visiting historical sights.

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  12. Geraline Batarra5:31 pm CEST

    This place is really look beautiful and a nice place to visit.The architecture and interior designs are perfect that makes you feel visit the place.

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  13. Great photos! Would love to explore Poland soon. Thanks for sharing ♥️ ♥️ By any chance you are interested on doing collaborations, you can check out the collaborations portal of Phlanx.com and connect with amazing brands!

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