Welcome to Lublin
Weclome to Lublin - the "City of three cultures"
The largest city in Eastern Poland - Lublin is the Poland's ninth largest city. The capital of the Lublin Viovodship is one of the largest academic and industrial centre of the region. The fastest developing city is also one of the major cultural centres in Poland, where eastern - Orthodox - and western - Catholic and Jewish - cultures coexisted and determined the unusual value of Lublin. Now, Lublin is called the city of three cultures due to its rich religious, cultural and political history. Walking around the city: the Old Town with an unique market square, the castle and its surroundings and the Jewish district you can explore the tracks of the old times and three cultures.
Information and facts
Lublin offers a wide range of night life entertainment, which brings fun and enjoyment to anyone who want to visit and spends the night in this student city. The density of clubs, pubs and bars in the city centre is one of the highest in Poland. Most of the them are located around the Old Town market square and its courtyards. Lots of them are open until the last customer leaves.
Lublin has a lot of great places for a big shopping . The city is quite full of shopping malls, where everyone is able to find all of the top brands plus all kind of different entertainments and recreational facilities in most cases. Some of Lublin's shopping malls such as Plaza Center or Galeria Centrum or the largest shopping mall Lublin Plaza, are directly located in the city centre, while Galeria Olimp, Galeria Orkana and Centrum Handlowe im. Tomasza Zana are situated off the centre.
The best pedestrian shopping opportunities are around the market square. Streets like Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Okopowa, Lipowa, Kapucynska or Bernardynska are filled with unique art galleries, studios, little cafés, boutiques, gift and antique shops that are fun to browse.
Lublin's Old Town, spread over four hills: Grodzisko, Staromiejskie, Zamkowe and Czwartek, is one of the best preserved Polish medieval cities. Within an area of 6 hectares, there are more than 100 historical monuments, mansions and other significant buildings, which can be reached by going through the Museum of the History of the Town located in the Krakowian Gate. Here, in the Old Town, the visitors can find a stone defensive Tower of the Trinity, the Dominican Church and the Monastery Complex, Po Farze Square, the classical Old Town Hall and the surrounding small burgher houses, stone, narrow alleys and tiny streets.
Standard Time Zone GMT/UTC +1 hour.
Lublin has a continental climate with all four seasons. During the summer (from June to August) the temperature reaches an average of 17-23 °C. During the winter (from December to February) it is much colder with an average temperature reaching around -5 - 2°C.
Lublin' public transport system is easy to use and fairly extensive, with 50 buses lines and 8 trolleybus lines. Buses and trolleybuses run roughly from 04:00 to 00:00, with few irregular night buses after that. Good for all public transport in and around the city, single far tickets cost 3.20/1.60zl, 60-minutes – 7/3,50zl, 90 minutes 6,00/3,00zl, 24 hour tickets cost 11.00/5.50zl and 72hours- 20,00/10,00zl. There are also special travelcard that works for 30 days, 90 days, and 150 days. The tickets can be bought from many kiosks and new-stands such as “Ruch”, as well as from ticket machines and on the bus in at machine or at the driver. The 33% student discount is available only for students with a valid ISIC or other non student ID along with ID proof.
Please check the following website out for more information: http://mpk.lublin.pl/en/