Venues worth seeing

The Old Market Square

The oldest central square of Poznań, with beautiful tenements and charming fountains. A renessaince Town Hall is the heart of the Old Market Square. Each noon two mechanical goats – a symbol of Poznań – clash with each other on its tower. The Old Market Square is epecially enchanting in summer with its numerous cafe gardens.

The National Museum – Gallery of Painting and Sculpture

The National Museum in Poznań is a national cultural institution established in 1919. Its Gallery of Painting and Sculpture division hosts the masterpieces of Polish and European art as well as fine examples of Egyptian, Greek and Roman art. You can find works of such artists as Claude Monet, Stanisław Wyspiański and Jan Matejko there.

„The Castle“ Cultural Centre („Zamek“)

The biggest centre of public cultural activities in the city. It hosts about 700 events each year, including exhibitions, concerts, and movie shows. It is also an iteresting architectural monument erected at the beginning of the 20th century.

The Kórnik Castle

A historical residence from the first half of the 15th century. It is surrounded by a moat and beautiful gardens. Inside, you can visit a museum with many unique artefacts including furniture, paintings, sculptures, and numismatic collections.


A settlement in Biskupin is a reconstruction of the oldest known town in Poland. It is a full-sized ancient town with protective walls, breakwater, gate, streets and residential houses. Besides the settlement there is also a museum worth a visit.

The Royal Castle

The oldest preserved royal residence in Poland. Its construction was started by the king Przemysław II at the end of the13th century and lasted untill the mid-14th century. Now, the „Przemysław Castle“ hosts the Museum of Applied Arts.

The Achicatedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul

The oldest Polish cathedral established at the end of the 10th century. It is a burial place of the first rulers of Poland, and a supposed baptism place of duke Mieszko I. It is a church full of old stained glass windows, sculptures and paintings, including a great poliptic altar from the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries.

The „Fara“ Parish Church

The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Mary Magdalene is a baroque parish church from the 2nd half of the 17th century. It is one of the most spectacular sacral buildings in Poland. The interior of the Poznań Fara is full of magnificent decorations, paintings and sculptures.