Which is the right Polish city for you ?

Posted by Martha Cutajar | July 30, 2018

Which is the right Polish city for you ?

 

There are a lot of reasons as to why you should visit Poland, beautiful old towns and medieval architecture, wild forests and wonderful sandy beaches, busy city life with lots of shopping you can do and many more. The following article will provide you with information about the most popular polish cities, outlining the most important information which will ultimately help you to decide which is the right Polish city for you. Popular Polish cities include the following:

  • Warsaw

Poland’s capital, Warsaw like Krakow is one of the biggest cities in the country. Warsaw is a very modern city with a couple of high-class attractions including the Warsaw Rising Museum, cannot fail to mention that once in Warsaw you will definitely have the perfect shopping experience and you will also enjoy some amazing polish restaurants such as Zapiecek and Warszawa Wschodnia. Additionally, once you are in Warsaw you have to make sure to visit Old Town as it is the most beautiful part of the city where you would be able to find the best restaurants in Warsaw. In Old Town you can find the Royal Castle and it is a must see tourist attraction, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Lazienki Park is a perfect place if you would like to go down for a walk and relax in the sun and many more. Examples of how much you will spend in Warsaw  include :

Food

A meal in normal priced Restaurant – 25 PLN which amounts to 5-6 Euro

Housing

1 Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre – 2,365 PLN Monthly which amounts to 552 Euro

Clothing

A pair of well branded Jeans – 260 PLN which amounts to 60 Euro

Lastly, Warsaw is so popular with having students coming from other polish cities and also in having international students and this is because one can find a vast variety of the Best Universities found in all of the country and students have a wide choice in relation to which specialised area they want to pursue their higher studies in. Some Examples of the best universities in Warsaw are the Warsaw University of Technology, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw School of Economics and more. If you would like to find out more information about the best universities in Poland, make sure to visit this article: http://blog.pepehousing.com/universities-in-poland/

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  • Krakow

Krakow is one of the biggest polish cities and it is very popular for it’s charming old town and it is determined that it is the most popular old towns in Europe. In Krakow’s old town you would not be disappointed by the number of historical tourist attractions, lovely streets and beautiful monuments in every corner.Currently, Krakow is a very popular destination for Europeans. Once in Krakow you should not miss out on the following attractions as they are the most popular, these are Krakow’s Main Square, Mary’s Basilica, Planty Park and Krakow Barbican. It is highly recommended that once in Krakow you would visit Tatra Mountains which is perfect for those individuals who love hiking and relaxing whilst enjoying the amazing view of the mountains and admiring nature. The biggest advantage of going to Krakow is that the cost of living is very cheap, examples of how much you will spend in Krakow include :

Food

Normal Lunchtime Menu and with the drink included in the business district – 23 PLN which amounts to around 5-6 Euro.

Housing

Monthly rent for a furnished apartment in the City Center – 2,047 PLN which amount to around 477 Euro

Clothing

A pair of well branded Jeans – 289 PLN which amounts to 67 Euro.

If you are interested In going to Krakow to pursue your higher studies in, Krakow has very good universities such as the Krakow University of Economics and Jagiellonian University. For more information about these 2 universities read the following Articles:

Krakow University of Economics

http://blog.pepehousing.com/university-guide-krakow-university-of-economics/

Jagiellonian University

http://blog.pepehousing.com/university-guide-jagiellonian-university-in-krakow/

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  • Gdansk

Gdansk is located in the northern part of Poland, a place of which is known to be a historical city  filled with ancient squares and the tallest church in the world. One can also Gdansk as the political city since it is the place where the first bullets of World War 2 were scattered, the site of the Solidarność movement started the unravelling of the Soviet Union. Apart from visiting the Old Town, Gdansk has other attractions you should visit once you are there such as the Museum of the Second World War, European Solidarity Centre and more. More or less of the cities have the same cost of living but at times Warsaw tends to be a little bit more expensive since it is the Capital so this is a fact that you might want to keep in mind when deciding which city is the best for you. Examples of how much you will spend in Gdansk:

Food

A Meal in an Inexpensive Restaurant – 25 PLN which is around 5-6 Euro

Housing

1 bedroom Apartment in Gdansk City Center – 2,052 PLN which is around 479 Euro

Clothing

A pair of well branded Jeans – 270 PLN which is around 63 Euro

For those who are interested in moving to Gdansk to go and study there, Gdansk has 2 of the best universities in Poland and these are the University of Gdansk, you can find the most information about this university here; http://blog.pepehousing.com/university-guide-university-of-gdansk/  and Gdansk University of Technology, information about this University can be found here; http://blog.pepehousing.com/university-guide-gdansk-university-of-technology/.

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  • Wroclaw

Wroclaw is located on the oder river and this particular city is very unique since it has 12 islands and 112 bridges. The most common attraction that can be found in this city it the beautiful Old Town just like any other Polish City and Botanical Gardens that can be found in Ostrów Tumski. One great tourist attraction in which tourists love is the wonderful multimedia fountain that is found in Szczytnicki Park. For those who would like to work in Wroclaw, it is important to note that this specific polish city is a very friendly business city with multiple job opportunities. Additionally, the area which is located Wroclaw in makes it easier for those individuals who would love to visit other European cities such as Prague in Czech Republic, Berlin, Germany’s Capital and also they can catch a direct connection to Ukraine if you’d like. It is also important to note that Wroclaw is 5.53% lower than Warsaw in terms of cost of living. Examples of how much you will spend in Wroclaw:

Food

A meal in an inexpensive restaurant – 20 PLN which is around 4-5 Euro

Housing

A 1 bedroom apartment in the City Centre – 2,050 PLN which is around 478 Euro

Clothing

A pair of well branded Jeans – 248 PLN which is around 57 Euro

Lastly, Wroclaw has multiple Universities which are classified under the best universities of Poland and these include the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology and you can find information about this here; http://blog.pepehousing.com/university-guide-wroclaw-university-of-science-and-technology/ and also the University of Wroclaw and you can find information here ; http://blog.pepehousing.com/university-guide-university-of-wroclaw/ .

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  • Poznan

Poznan is one of the richest cities in terms of historical monuments and the majority can be found in the island of Ostrów Tumski, the Old Town and the Centre. To visit Poznan from Warsaw it takes around 4 hours by bus and some tourist attractions you can find include the Old Market Square, Proserpine Fountain which also can be found in Old Market Square, Town Hall and The Cathedral. It is very important to note that Poznan is 7.52% lower than Warsaw in terms of Cost of Living which makes it the cheapest of all the Polish Cities. Examples of how much you will spend in Poznan:

Food

A meal in an Inexpensive Restaurant – 20 PLN which is around 4-5 Euro

Housing

A 1 bedroom apartment in the City Centre – 1,502 PLN which is around 350 Euro monthly.

Clothing

A pair of well branded Jeans – 257 PLN which is around 59 Euro

To conclude, Poznan is also a good place to pursue your higher studies in just like any other polish city. One University which is located in Poznan is the Poznan University of Technology which is also a great place for those students who would like to do their Erasmus Program there. Information and a University Guide can be found here; http://blog.pepehousing.com/university-guide-poznan-university-technology/.

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If you know of any other important facts about these Polish Cities, feel free to comment in the comment section below.

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