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Facts about Poland

Ever been to Poland? Or interested going there?

One way or another, here are some interesting facts that will make you fall in love with this city.

1) Breathing Dragon? –You will find it here!

In Krakow you will find this amazing 6meter Dragon statue. Wawel Dragon is a famous dragon in Polish Mythology who lived in a cave at the foot of Wawel Hill on the banks of the Vistula River. Wawel Dragon is a famous dragon in Polish mythology who lived in a cave at the foot of Wawel Hill on the banks of the Vistula River.

Every 5 minutes it breaths fire and also it will do it more often if you send a special text message. Cool huh?

2) Spot the Gnome

Being in Wroclaw can be really exciting. 300 miniature Gnomes can be spotted in different parts of the city ready to thrill you so you can start searching for them! They can be found on the streets, on lampposts etc.

3) Musical Granite Benches.

In Warsow, when you want to take a rest after the long strolls you had, choose the black elegant benches that you will find around the city. Why? Because when you sit on them and press the special button they have, you will listen to a 30seconds music play of Fryderyk Choping, Polish born composer.  You can find 15 of them around the city.

4) Wieliczka Salt Mine

Opened in the 13th century, the mine produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world's oldest salt mines in operation. If you enter here, you will find amazing sculptures and chappels made of salt from the miners who were working here. It is a unique experience for sure!

5) Making statues as a hobby

Polish love statues. Gnomes, dragons, mermaids, soldiers, depicting historical events and so on however many of these statues are deep and have a historical meaning to them. Don’t miss the biggest statue of Jesus in the world!

6) Don’t ever pass the road when the crossing light is red

Why? The answer is simple. Very strict laws with really large fines.

7) Warsaw Was Completely Rebuilt After World War II

Even though the old town is protected as UNESCO World Heritage Site, the truth is that it is not old at all. Warsaw’s Old Town was completely reconstructed after the second world war that destroyed 90% of Warsaw and claimed one fifth of the Polish population.


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2016.01.25 14:38 Mon

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