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Your vacation begins the instant you open the guide..."The most sensible advisor to be had. Packed to the brim with color pictures, maps and crucial info" - Reader evaluation. trap the essence of Poland, from the Tatra mountains within the South to the beautiful Slow'inski nationwide Parks sand dunes. images, illustrations, specific 3D types and birds-eye-view maps of the entire significant websites make sure you do not leave out something. Clue up at the fundamentals, from the main cozy locations to stick (whatever your finances) to the easiest bars and eating places. become aware of the place the locals cross, take pleasure in enjoyable leisure, striking websites and retail remedy, interesting activities, scenic walks or drives, thematic excursions and vibrant gala's. This consultant deals all you wish for an unforgettable journey. it's a winner of the "Guardian & Observer" 'Best advisor Books' and "Wanderlust journal" Silver Award for 'Top Guidebook'.
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The early Baroque castles – for example, the Royal Palace in Warsaw (see pp64–5) – as well as numerous churches, of which the most impressive are the Jesuit churches in Cracow, Warsaw and Poznań, are all splendid examples of the architecture of this period. Shrine of St Stanisław Relics of the patron saint of Poland are preserved in a shrine that was installed in Wawel Cathedral ns The Bishops’ Palace in Kielce (see p150) is the best- preserved early Baroque residence. The Royal Chapel (see p239) in Gdańsk, commissioned by Jan III Sobieski, was built by Tylman van Gameren and Andreas Schlüter in the Baroque style.
49 THE GREAT EMIGRATION In the 30 years following the failure of the November Insurrection, nearly 20,000 Poles left the country, the majority going to France. An important group of émigrés gathered around Prince Adam Czartoryski in Paris. Famous Poles in exile included the composer Frédéric Chopin and poets Adam Mickiewicz, Zygmunt Krasiński, Juliusz Słowacki and Cyprian Norwid. Stained-glass Window The stained-glass windows designed by Stanisław Wyspiański for the Franciscan Church in Cracow are among the most beautiful works of Secessionist art in Poland.
Konfrontacje Theatre Festival, Lublin. Lemk Cultural Festival, Gorzów (11 Nov). The biggest ceremonies in honour of Polish independence in 1918 take place in Warsaw. St Martin’s Day (11 Nov). In Wielkopolska and Eastern Pomerania people traditionally cook a goose and bake pretzels and croissants on St Martin’s Day. The holiday is marked by major ceremonies in Poznań, where St Martin is the patron saint. Głogów Jazz Meeting, Głogów. Wielkopolski. Warsaw Film Festival, Warsaw. Jazz Jamboree (third week in Oct), Warsaw.