Bialystok Travel Guide

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Bialystok Things to Do

  • Orthodox church of St. Nicholas

    Russian, Byelorussian people still quite a big part of Bialystok region habitants, so it is normal here to see Orthodox churches, Russian looking wooden carving houses, listening a bit of Russian language. Classicist Orthodox Church in central part of Bialystok town was built in around 1843 - 1846. It the the main Orthodox church here in Bialystok,...

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  • Sculpture of Zamenhof

    Ludwik Zamenhof sculpture stands at the small square, where his house was located. He born in 1859 in Bialystok, town that was quite multinational, there was used few different languages (Russian, Polish, Jewish, so on). He decided to create one, international language, Esperanto, based on some other popular languages of the World. Actually...

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  • Town Hall

    Bialystok Town hall is not so unique now; it was rebuilt after World War II. The original building was constructed in 1745, here it got few functions: prison, courtroom, marketplace and nowadays – museum of Podlaske region.The town hall, as almost whole Bialystok’s centre, was badly damaged during World War II.

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  • Sculpture of Pilsudski

    It was first time I got to see Pilsudski monument. Actually in Poland he is perceived as hero, strengthening country financially and enlarging territorially. Ironically, but in Lithuania he is one of aggressors. Such situation happened after Polish occupied the part of Lithuania - Vilnius region in Interwar period (starting from 1919).

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  • Church of Assumption of the Holy Virgin

    Assumption of the Holy Virgin Church was built in 1617 – 1626; the imitator was owner of these lands, Piotr Wiesiolowski. The baroque church is the oldest building in Bialystok. It houses painting of Assumption, mausoleum of famous family, founders of palace Jan Klemens Branicki, his grandmother and father.

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  • Cathedral of the Assumption of the...

    New red – brick neo Gothic Cathedral stands near other one, historical Assumption of the Holy Virgin Church. It was built in early 20th century, quite well looks at central part of town and shortly called as “Fara”. This building reminds me of medieval St. Ann Church in Vilnius. There was an open air exhibition of most beautiful World photos in...

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  • Palace of Branicki

    It is probably the most known landmark of Bialystok. Baroque palace of Branicki family was built in 1726. It is associated with Versailles in France. Actually, as I got to know, Branicki palace was the one, there canalisation was constructed earlier than in Versailles ant that was a thing to be jealous for other noblemen. The place around is...

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  • Old houses

    There can you see the old houses from 19th century in the center of Bialystok on the Rynek Kosciuszki. Last time there is made the new place with banks. Only a little pity about the old threes wich was there around this place before....

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  • Equerry`s Home

    The Equerry`s Home called too the Pavillon des Invites was built in 1771. This was the guest-house of family Branicki. Now there is the seat of Registrar`s Office and a Society "Wspolnota Polska" (Polish Community).Behind this building there is a little park and little river called Bialka.

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Bialystok Hotels

  • Hotel Branicki

    Zamenhofa 25, Bialystok, 15-435, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Best Western Hotel Cristal

    I had the pleasure of a quick one night stay at the Best Western Hotel Cristal two years ago when...

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  • Hotel 3 Trio

    ul. Hurtowa 3, Bialystok, 15-399, Poland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

Bialystok Restaurants

  • Real Mexican Food In Poland

    The atmosphere was a little boring but what they lacked in style they made up for in food. I never expected to find a real deal burrito in Poland. The food was amazing. We ate there three different times during our stay in Bialystok. The owner was there and greeted us in English. We asked what he suggested and of course he offered the biggest item...

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  • 7 seasons resturant

    Nice little resturant which was again very cheap,they have live musicians while you eat.A strange thing happened in this resturant ,which wouldn't happen in england.Acouple of women were sitting at a table and were asked to move so that some tables could be moved to accomodate our large party.This was not a problem for them,we offered to buy them a...

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  • Good qulity and service at the sphinx...

    The whole atmosphere of the resturant was first class,from the decor to the music ,the food was excellent and the service was fine,there wasn't a long time between ordering the food and receiving it.The only downside in this resturant was that all the people waiting on you were men. :( My favourite dish at the Sphinx was the chicken Kebab.Also the...

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  • upmarket resturant

    A quality italian resturant which was very posh you had a locked cupboard for your coats and had to ask for the key for the toilets It was avery nice place but a bit too posh for me (humble english person)Don't know where the italian food is but plenty of local polish food.

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  • Pizza in Poland

    There are two Savonna Pizza Clubs in Bialystok. One in the centrum area. The other closer to the bus station. I have eaten at both. Good atmosphere, good food. I ordered an American pizza...came with all the normal toppings PLUS whole kernel corn. Quite a surprise...took it off and the pizza was fine. Ordered a hamburger and fries at the other...

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  • bar and resturant

    Good resturant and bar with a cosy back room and a main bit,mostly wooden inside,good atmosphere and funny toilet signs.food and beer were both fine.well worth a visit.

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Bialystok Nightlife

  • theatre

    There are spectacles for adults and children, concerts. The problem can be language, bocouse all spectacles are of course in polish... At the front of Theatre there is a place with fountains. Near of it is the park. The most people dress elegant, but the young people go there often in jeans.

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  • In little town called Hajnowka...

    In little town called Hajnowka there were a couple of (but not many) pubs and a small 'nightclub' where you can get into local nightlife. It's a pity that I don't remember names of the places but you will find them - there are not so many of them :)

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  • Well, If You are really tired ...

    Well, If You are really tired and You want to have a rest just go behind the town and see this beautiful sky.........

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Bialystok Transportation

  • The best way to get to...

    The best way to get to bialystok is by taking a plane to Warsaw and from there either a bus or a train. The trip from Warsaw to Bialystok should take aprox. 2-3 hrs. The city is not that big, and if you do want to explore it is best to walk. You may as well take the bus or a taxi.

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  • Take a train from Warsaw or...

    Take a train from Warsaw or other big city in Poland.You can also come here by bus.Bialystok is not that big, so you can walk everywhere admiring its beauty.Once you get tired you can take a bus or a taxi.

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Bialystok Shopping

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    by evona Updated Aug 20, 2004

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    This is a new little shop with souvenirs.

    What to buy: candles, candlesticks, rames, foto-rames, pot pourri, vases, bowls, bottles and so on...

    What to pay: In polish zloty of cours

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Bialystok Local Customs

  • Beer drinking

    Being a lager drinker from the uk with limited taste "carlsberg export usually"I found that the beer was more stronger than back in the ukafter drinking ZYWIEC and ZUBR I finally found the lager for me TYSKIE SPOT ON !!

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  • Christmas crib

    In the city centre there is for Christmas time the Christmas crib on the street. In every church is a Christmas crib too. We like go from the one church to the other and see the Christmas cribs. In this cribs there are too living animals, but I take this foto a little to late... maybe next year :)This Christmas crib made a charity organisation...

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  • Bison Brand Vodka

    In Bialystok there is produced the famous polish vodka "ZUBROWKA". This vodka is flavoured with an extract of Zubrowka, the fregrant herb beloved by the European Bison ( wisants). It have 40 % alcohol, very good is with the apple juice and ice cubes. It`s made in POLMOS - producent of the polish vodka.In the bottle inside there must be every time...

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Bialystok Tourist Traps

  • Coat of arms of panstwo (region)

    I was standing near the short decoration column, separating town hall square from the road and accidently found Bialystok region’s coat of arms on it. It was actually two coats of arms, separated by line – Polish eagle and Lithuanian knight.Possible such coat of arm was formed due to quite common history of Lithuania, as this part of Poland was...

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  • the park

    In centrum of Bialystok there is very nice park. If you come to Bialystok, you must go to this park. This is the favorite place of the Bialystok ihabitants to rest and walk. Time to time there are the festines and some people make the piquenic on the gras. There is very beautiful in spring and in summer. There are some fountains and cafe...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Bialystok Off The Beaten Path

  • Centre of Europe – Suchowola

    Suchowola is one of places, called as centre of Europe. Actually there are a few such centers – in Lithuania, Ukraine, Slovakia... Possibly, every research method to fix centre is different, conception of Europe’s territory is considerable matter as well.The place was known as centre of Europe even from 18th century, when Polish geographers...

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  • Bialowezski forest and museum

    Bialowieza forest is one of the most significant forests in Europe, remind of medieval times, when such look of forests were typical. The site was fully included to UNESCO World heritage list in 1992.Forest is famous due to its European bisons and old massive oak trees. At Russian tsar's rule and Worlds War I bisons were hunted till no one left....

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  • wooded area in the city centre

    Good park with lots of trees and statues a very good saturday morning walk in the snowjust near the hotel golebiewski

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Bialystok Favorites

  • cloudberry's General Tip

    There are always discussions about how people with different religions argue with each other but in Bialystok there were one Catholic, one Eastern Orthodox and one Evangelic Lutheran in the same car for a couple of days and we came along very well :)

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  • When visiting Bialystok, you...

    When visiting Bialystok, you must visit the Gromada and Cristal Hotel, the most extravagent hotels in the city. These hotels not only host accomidations but also fine dining, dancing and the most important a great atmosphere. The churches in Bialystok are incredible and so beautiful, even if you are not a church person it's a must that you do see...

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  • sphynxxs's General Tip

    this, once again, does not concern the city of Bialystok, but the region Podlasie. In Grabarka, the Orthodox pilgrimage near the Eastern border, every year in August thousands of orthodox pilgrims come together at the monastery on the hill of Grabarka, praying and singing all night, candles illuminating the hill and the wood. It is such a magic...

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