The unique history of the city, the unrepeatable wealth in the form of a preserved palace of the 19th century and the colorful fusion of four national cultures – Polish, Jewish, German and Russian – created an unusual and memorable atmosphere in Łódź. Today tourists are admired by beautifully restored residential buildings, more than 200 villas, residences and palaces of manufacturers, which have been preserved since the 19th century.
Łódź a city of contrasts that intrigues at almost every step. It is full of factories and at the same time is very green, eclectic and developed. Łódź is dazzling with its luxury factory-palaces and amazing with its art installations. It is real, time has stopped in it and stepping into a side street you find yourself in a different dimension and era. The mixture of architectural styles is incredible, here you will see the masterpieces of the monumental social realism and industrial architecture of the early 20th century.
Although the city’s history started a few centuries ago, the dynamic development of Łódź began less than 200 years ago. The most amazing fact is that the city turned into an “encouraging land” from a small village, which still gives hope for better future tens of thousands of families. On the territory of the city you can find numerous traces of a multicultural working society. Łódź was such a place of mixed cultures before The Second World War. After the war, becoming the cinematic capital of Poland, it opened the next important chapter in its history. In 2017, Łódź was admitted to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as the City of Film.
Today, Łódź is one of the largest cities in Poland, a powerful industrial, commercial, financial, scientific and cultural center. But it is also a city of festivals, a city that is being rediscovered by many people. Łódź, as a city of chimneys, palaces and factories cannot be proud of its royalty, but it is certainly a city full of secrets.
The most interesting places in Łódź, you have to see:
Piotrkowska Street – is the main artery of Łódź, the most beautiful street of the city and one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe (4.2 km), along which you’ll see many eclectic and modern apartment buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Łódź Town Hall – it is the oldest and the most valuable monument of classic architecture in Łódź.
Grand Theater of Łódź – is the organizer and place of the Łódź Ballet International Festival
Izrael Poznanski’s Palace – palaces of The Poznan family which are typical examples of residential architecture
Manufaktura – one of the largest shopping and entertainment centers in Poland and one of the largest in Central Europe.
It will take no longer and similar places like Łódź, where the spirit and auras of the previous eras are still living – will not remain. It is located in the center of Poland, at the intersection of major highways – so we can say that all Polish roads lead to … Łódź.
So come to Łódź, stay here, discover and feel its unusual taste!