Thursday, May 09, 2002
My name is Kasia. I’m 15 years old student of second grade of grammar school. I was born in Lublin and I live here. I want to encourage you to come here. Why? There are many reasons, one of them is that Lublin is the most wonderful city on the east side of the Vistula River, and it’s one of older and more beautiful places in Poland.
I will set out to you short history and monuments. In 1317 my city got city rights. The coat of arms of Lublin is a goat backing on grapes. The king Kazimierz Wielki built here a brick castle in 1341. One of the most beautiful monuments in Lublin. Museum on the castle was founded in 1906. It has over 100.000. exhibits (f.e: the picture of Jana Matejki “Union Lubelska” and famous from the legend about a devil’s hand, table with a burnt sign of devil’s hand). The prison was here in the times of II world war, where many Poles and people from many other countries were killed. In the time of occupation in the suburbs of Lublin in Majdanek the concentration camp, was place of extinction of thousands Poles, Jews and other nationalities. At the moment this is a museum, which is worth visiting. The biggest fairs in old Poland were held in Lublin. Many famous Poles lives and create there (writers and painters) f.e: Jan Kochanowski, Bolesław Prus, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Stefan Żeromski.
In 1944 The Polish Army and The Red Army liberated Lublin, and it became the first post-war capital of Poland. Here are 6 colleges (f.e: University Marii Curie- Skłodowskiej and Catholic University Lubelski), 2 theatres (name of: Juliusza Osterwy and Hansa Christiana Andersena), philharmonic Hall, operetta and many monuments, which you should see, f.e: Tower Trynitarska, Churches saint John Baptist and saint John Evangelist, Old Town Hall, Tribunal Crown, tenement houses from XV-XVII c., Gates Krakow’s and Grodzka, chapel Holy Trinity, Orthodox church, palaces Lubomirskich, Czartoryskich and many different. We have also beautiful gardens and parks: Botanic and Saski.
I know that I have written here names you don’t know and you don’t know what I’m talking about, but it is really worth to arrive here. When you’ll be here I heartily invite you to the Czechów, district one of the most beautiful quarters, where I live. It’s located on the hill, from which you can see the beautiful view of the city and the area.
Once again I heartily invite!
I’m waiting for you in Lublin!
See you soon !