Palaces, Congress Centres, Salt Mine: Meet in Poland

Gregory Dolgos - Aug 29, 2011
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Poland is a big and beautiful country with rich culture, long history and healthy natural environment. Tatra and Carpathian Mountains welcome tourists in the south, central Poland is admired for its woods and limestone caves, the lakes and woodlands of the north and the pine forests and sandy beaches of the Baltic Sea coast are also popular destinations. Besides leisure tourism Poland is also a very attractive destination for business tourism and offers a plenty of unique venues including historical palaces as well as a salt mine.

Palace of Science and Culture

It is the tallest building in Poland situated at the very centre of Warsaw. Built in three years, it was commissioned in 1955, as a gift of the Soviet people to the Polish nation. The Palace is inspired by the architecture of certain buildings in Chicago and Moscow. It is a mixture of art deco, social realism and Polish historicism.

The Palace is 7 km far from the airport and 300 m far from the central railway station. It is accessible by car and by public transport. Since 2007 it has been treated as a historic building, a symbol of Warsaw. The biggest room in the palace is the Congress Hall seating 2,879 guests. Other halls can seat up to 680 guests.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine Tourist Route

Wieliczka Salt Mine is situated 10 km far from the centre of Krakow. The mine is one of the most precious national heritage sites in Poland, and is visited by over one million tourists from all over the world every year. It is also a world heritage site, one of the first ones added to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage list.

Wieliczka salt mine stands for many centuries of tradition and innovative ideas. Its underground town with its extensive infrastructure is several centuries old now. The mine is an achievement of many generations of miners, a monument to the history of Poland and Polish nation. It is one of the brands that have formed Polish consciousness for centuries. The mine’s logo is also one of the oldest logos in the world.

Hotel Grand Sal**** is situated in the vicinity of the Daniłowicz shaft, in a picturesque area of St. Kinga’s park. It is a small boutique hotel, furnished with discreet elegance that draws on the centuries of royal tradition in the Wieliczka salt mine.

The Wojanów Palace

The Wojanów Palace is a renaissance estate dating back to 1603. It has changed its appearance to delight us today with its neo-gothic style with many elements of Dutch mannerism. The renovated palace, with four buildings around the yard, was adjusted to the needs of a modern training and conference centre with sports and leisure facilities.

It is very conveniently situated, only 6 km east of the Jelenia Góra centre and on the Warsaw-Prague route. In its central park, the palace has a Garden Restaurant with a wonderful terrace overlooking the park. The management of the palace are keen to organise parties for up to 400 guests and in the summer the garden is open to outdoor events. The palace has two fully equipped conference rooms at guests’ disposal, arranged in the former granary. Conferences can be also organized in the palace banquet halls.

Opera Nova Congress Centre

In the heart of the old town in Bydgoszcz, in the vicinity of Mill Island, surrounded by charming meanders of the Brda River, history and modernity, prestige and performance, art and the mind come together in the Opera Nova Congress Centre. The versatile equipment of congress rooms, consistent with the latest trends in multimedia, enables excellent organization of conferences and implementation of unconventional event scenarios.

Opera Nova offers not only the opportunity to organize congresses, but also exhibitions and private meetings. Additional options: air conditioned, sound-insulated building adjusted to the needs of disabled people; press centre with audiovisual connections, Internet connection and telephones; touch panels in the presidium tables; simultaneous interpretation system; multimedia kiosks; camera system allowing the transmission of the session to other rooms and DVD recording. Thanks to the centre’s location in the city centre public transport is easily accessible for the guests.

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