Attractions of Western Pomerania. Szczecin and its monuments.
Szczecin is one of the more interesting cities in Poland and the walk in its area can definitely provide many remarkable feelings. Groups of tourists visit it often and multiple historical monuments draw tourist’s attention.
What absolutely must be seen while visiting Szczecin? What attractions are especially important here?
The symbols of Szczecin
Among those attractions, which became the symbols of Szczecin a long tome ago, the Long Bridge occupies an important place. Despite it was built in the middle of the XX century, there was a possibility of crossing the river in this place already in the middle of the XIII century. Another symbol of the city are the Chrobry Ramparts which were built in the end of the XIX century in the place of a demolished fort. Today, they are one of the most beautiful places in the city and a walk along them is a great way to spend your free time. There are many important buildings, like, among others, The National Museum or the Maritime University near those ramparts. A few souvenirs were preserved from the old fortress and other city’s fortifications. Among them, the Royal Gate, which was built in the 20s of the XVIII century, deserves a special attention. A second gate, which remained after the old fortifications, is the Harbour Gate called the Berlin Gate some time ago.
The Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle is, without doubt, one of the most important secular monuments. It is the most frequently visited building and it is in the schedule of almost every tourist trip. Today, there is an interesting museum, which is located in its interior, where you can get to know the history of this special castle. The town hall and tenement houses near it are another important buildings. Most of the tenement houses are baroque buildings, however even older ones can be spotted. The Loitzowie’s Tenement House, which was built in the middle of the XVI century, is one of the more interesting ones and it is a wonderful monument of the late gothic architecture.
The St. John the Evangelist Church, which history begins in the Middle Ages, is placed amongst the more interesting sacred monuments of the city. The gothic St. Peter and Pavel Church, which is the oldest temple in Szczecin, absolutely must be seen. Despite many rebuildings in the later centuries, you can still see the oldest fragments of the building. The portal from the XIV century is the most interesting one. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Jacob the Apostle is another astonishing church near which there is the Archdiocese Museum. Its valuable collection allow us to take a closer look to the history of Christianity in the area of West Pomerania as well as to the history of the city itself.
Szczecin and the sea
The history of the city is connected to the sea. You can see that in the local Maritime Museum. It is a perfect place for anyone who wants to get to know the history of Baltic sailing and the souvenirs connected to the marine. An original Slavic boat is one of the most interesting pieces.
Szczecin for tourists
In a city where the tourism plays such vital role, the tourist trips can count not only on great attractions but also on excellent accommodations. The accommodations for the night can be found in many hotels and there are a lot of places to eat. From many years, a perfect management and a