Poland

18 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Book a Flight to Poland Right Now!

Before I visited Poland for the first time almost 12 months ago, I had no idea what to expect. Poland isn’t exactly first place on most people’s top holiday destinations (save for the increasing number of stags that flock to Krakow for inebriated weekends away from their responsibilities and morals), and if you’d told me a year ago that Poland was home to beautiful beaches, old towns that belong in fairy tales, magical forests home to bison and wild boar and stunning mountains, I’d have shook my head in disbelief.

However, over the last year, I have fallen head over heels for this country, and it continues to amaze me every day. Not only is Poland home to the warmest and most hospitable people I’ve ever met (really, it frustrates me no end when people claim that Polish people are rude), but it is also a country full of undeniable beauty.

Forget those mental images you have of Soviet style apartment blocks – Poland is teeming with beauty, and in this post, I’d like to show you just some of the amazing sights that I’ve encountered in Poland over the last few months.

(Note: although I’ve travelled quite extensively throughout Poland, I haven’t visited everywhere, so there are definitely some wonderful regions that you won’t see featured on this post. It’s not that I’m saying they aren’t worth sharing – I simply haven’t been to them, and I’d rather share my own images then use other people’s. I’m also not a professional photographer so if you’re hoping for top quality images then I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed!)

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Poznan, May 2017

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Kwiejce, May 2017

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Kwiejce, May 2017

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Sopot, July 2017

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Warsaw, July 2017

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Wrocław, September 2017

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Wrocław, September 2017

Gródek, Bialystok, January 2018

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Gródek, Bialystok, January 2018

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Gródek, Bialystok, January 2018

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Wrocław, February 2018

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Warsaw, February 2018

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Siedlce, February 2018

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Warsaw, March 2018

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Wrocław, February 2018

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Wrocław, February 2018

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Gródek, Białystok, January 2018

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Wrocław, February 2018

So there we have it! Even the pharmacies in Poland are pretty! I hope that I’ve managed to show you that there is more to Poland than cheap nightlife and pretty girls (although Poland definitely has both of those things in abundance). Which place looks most appealing to you? The picturesque market square of Wrocław or the mystical forests of Białystok?

Perhaps you’ve been to some of these places yourself? Which was your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!

Psst! Want to read more about my time in Poland? Check out my other posts! 

Off the Beaten Track in Poland

Wrocław – Poland’s Hidden Gem

Teaching English in Poland with Just Speak

Why I Fell in Love with Krakow

A Fleeting Visit to Warsaw

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10 Comments

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    Carole
    March 13, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    I had no idea Poland was so beautiful. And with cheap beer and friendly natives, it seems like you can’t go wrong.

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    Glamourista
    March 16, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Thanks Iyabo for the contribution.

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    Sarah
    May 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    I loooovvvve Poland. Your pictures have confirmed I must get to the forests!

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      Travelling Jezebel
      May 5, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      Haha, yes you must! The forest pics were very far east, like 12km from the Belarus border.

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    Kyntra Strickland
    May 5, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    I have so much love for Poland! We have some friends that were living in Wroclaw and visiting them was so fun. It is gorgeous and the people are so friendly. Can’t wait to return!

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    Alba
    May 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    I lived in Poland for a month in 2016 and I utterly loved it. The nature, the buildings, the history, the people (it’s weird that people in the streets are really nice but most shopkeepers are terrible in my experience!), everything! Also, the prices haha.
    Your pictures are wonderful♥ I’m following you on instagram!! 🙂

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      Travelling Jezebel
      May 5, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      Yes, all of this! And I have had the same experiences in shops for the most part haha. Thank you! Followed you back 🙂

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    Sue Davies
    May 5, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Yes. You definitely made me want to go to Poland. I have only been to Krakow so far.

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