Lublin is a city of 340000 inhabitants, located in the plains of southeast Poland, about 50km from the border to Ukraine. It is a good base from which to explore the historical cities in the surrounding Lesser Poland area (Sandomierz, Kazimierz Dolny, Zamosc) and a good place where to stop before crossing by car into Ukraine.
Lublin was founded as a city in the second half of the 13th century, on the site of previous settlements, dating from the early Middle Ages. It developed as a trade centre between Poland and Lithuania and grew rapidly in the 15th and 16 centuries. After the third partition of Poland in 1795, Lublin became part of the the Austro-Hungarian empire. It became part of independent Poland after World War I in 1918.
Lublin has a small, but attractive historic centre, located southwest of the castle. There is a market square (Rynek) with restaurants and more restaurants and shops along the Grodzka street pedestrian area and Po Farze square.
The Krakowska gate leads into a more modern part of the city with a large pedestrian area. Here, on Litewski square, after dark there is a light and water show.
How to get to Lublin
Lublin has an international airport with flights to some European destinations and a train station. It can also be reached by car.
There are many hotels in and near Lublin, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.
Around the castle photo gallery  - 24 pictures of Around the castle
Old town photo gallery  - 37 pictures of Old town
New town photo gallery  - 25 pictures of New town
24 photos of the castle of Lublin and the area around the castle
37 photos of the old town of Lublin, centered around the market square
25 photos of a more modern part of Lublin, dating back to the 19th-20th centuries
Gallery with all images
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