Lubelskie – on the Bug river trail
The location on the eastern border of the European Union with Ukraine and Belarus, is one of the strengths of the Lubelskie region. Major transcontinental roads and railways from Brussels, Berlin and Warsaw to Lviv, Odessa, Kiev, Minsk, Moscow run across the region and its six border crossings.
Lubelskie region is attractive in terms of tourist, historical, natural, cultural, and religious attractions. It offers moors of Polesie, the gentle hills of Roztocze, the nostalgic Pobuże and the jewel-towns: Lublin, the Renaissance Zamość and beloved by painters Kazimierz on the Vistula River. The Lubelskie region is full of attractions.
In the Lublin Castle the visitors may see how Wladyslaw Jagiello really looked like. On the medieval frescoes in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity the King gallops on the rainbow, meets an angel and kneels in front of the Madonna. Thanks to Jagiello, who was the founder of the paintings on the walls of the chapel, the East meets the West, the Russian elements intertwine with the Byzantine, and the Orthodox saints meet the Catholic saints. That is the real Lublin - multicultural, Catholic-Jewish and rock-klezmer. There is also an excellent accommodation and conference base with hotels, university and other facilities, which include the Lublin Science-Technology Park and the Lublin Fair.
The region is also famous for its pure nature. Poleski National Park is a vast area of moors, marshes and ponds that reminds Siberian tundra. In Roztoczański National Park the Wieprz river cuts across the breath-taking gentle limestone hills. The river valley is interspersed with ravines, gorges and waterfalls.
Zamość town - the ideal Renaissance city was built on Roztocze land. Its architectural style is consistent and un-spoilt by other styles as it has not been rebuilt over the centuries. The beauty of Zamość was appreciated by UNESCO in 1992, and the town was included on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
But the attractions of the Lubelskie region do not end here. The charming town Kazimierz Dolny is loved by artists. The resort of Naleczów, apart from therapeutic actions offers also the beautiful landscapes appreciated by the most famous Polish writers such as Sienkiewicz, Prus or Żeromski. The Palace in Kozłówka, which houses the Zamoyski’s Museum offers the collections of soc-realist art.
Chełm is filled to the brim with Orthodox and Catholic churches built on the holed surface. Twenty meters beneath the streets of Chelm there is a maze of underground chalk tunnels, made in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by the townspeople. The visitors can take a walk there.
The Lubelskie Voivodeship is a classic borderland, an area that has always been under the influence of many cultures. No wonder that here the only Polish Neo-Unite parish in Kostomłoty stands side by side with the Catholic shrine in Kodeń and Orthodox monastery in Jabłeczna.