When I was thinking about people to guest post while I was in Europe, Evelina from Fortunate House immediately came to mind because she just got back from her own European trip to Poland to visit her family that lives there! I loved following along on her adventures in Poland on Snapchat and Instagram, and I knew that she’d have some great insights for all of y’all that are planning your own trip soon! Thank you so much Evelina for writing this awesome post!


Hi guys! I’m Evelina and I blog one at Fortunate House. I was so excited when Ashley reached out to me to write a guest post while she’s off enjoying her time in Europe. She writes one of my favourite blogs and always has the best travel posts!

So to keep things on theme, I put together a quick guide to my four favourite cities in Poland. Why Poland? Well, I was born there and frequently go back to visit my family (we were there just last month!) so I know the country pretty well. I highly recommend it as a stop if you’re travelling throughout Europe!

The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!

These are the most important cities to visit (imo) if you find yourself in Poland. Each have their own special charm and old historical significance. One of my favourite things about Europe in general is the history.

Szczecin

Ok, so not usually the #1 city on most people’s lists but I put it as #1 on my list because it’s where I’m from! It is so beautiful and special to me and I encourage everyone to go visit! (Pronounced Shcheh-cheen)

The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!SZCZECIN – City Hall
The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!SZCZECIN – Park Kasprowicza
The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!SZCZECIN – Waly Chrobrego Promenade (via)
The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!SZCZECIN Area – Crooked Forest

Warsaw

Warsaw is the capital of Poland and probably the city that most people think of. It is kind of like the “New York” of Poland — where all the most important events take place, where the most companies are headquartered and where the celebs live.

The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!WARSAW – Lazienki Park (via)
The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!WARSAW – The Castle Square (via)

The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!WARSAW – The Royal Castle (via)

Krakow

Krakow is probably the most visited city in Poland. It’s old town square is so stunning and the castle is where all of the most important kings and queens lived and ruled. Everything is so well preserved. I’d say that if you only have a few hours in all of Poland, visit Krakow! There is also a very famous salt mine nearby that is unbelievable!

The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!KRAKOW – Market Square (via) 
The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!KRAKOW – St Mary’s Basilica (via)
The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!KRAKOW – Wawel Castle (via)
The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!KRAKOW Area – Wieliczka Salt Mine (via)

Gdansk

Ahhhh the Baltic Sea, where I spent so much of my childhood. Gdansk is a city situated right on the coast of the Baltic and has so many beautiful colourful facades on the main square. It’s where all the vacationers go to enjoy their summers.

The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!GDANSK – Old Town
The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!GDANSK Area – Sopot Boardwalk
The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!GDANSK – Gora Gradowa
The Wandering Weekenders- A guest post from Evelina at Fortunate House Blog about 4 cities you have to visit in Poland. Evelina grew up there and has some wonderful insights!GDANSK – Westerplatte (where WWII officially began)

I hope that you make Poland a stop when you’re travelling through Europe. It is really a very beautiful country has has so much to offer. So much more than I talked about in this post!

Ashley, I hope you are having a wonderful time on your trip and I wish you safe travels! Thanks again for having me!

PS – Follow my ongoings on Instagram at @fortunatehouseblog!

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  • Oh my gosh – it’s so gorgeous there!!! I need to visit that salt mine in person, too. It’s absolutely stunning! There are so many cities throughout Europe that I need to visit, so it’s wonderful to hear from a native where to go 🙂

    • I totally agree, there’s so many beautiful places to visit, and so little time! I loved being able to watch all of Evelina’s snaps while she was over there, and this post made me want to go to Poland even more! All the cities look so beautiful!

  • So gorgeous! Poland is definitely on my list, pinning for when it happens!

  • Oh wow, I hadn’t thought too much about Poland in the past, I had seen the crooked forest, but goodness Krakow and Warsaw look lovely! XO – Alexandra

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    • I totally agree! I hadn’t really thought about visiting Poland until I started seeing all of Evelina’s snaps and she wrote this post for me! All of the cities look so stunning and full of history!

  • Jen

    Poland sounds absolutely amazing! I would love to visit there.

  • Love this, Evelina! I lived in Kaliningrad for a few years, and we used to go to Gdansk all the time! Such a beautiful city.

    • Poland really does look so stunning! I never would have thought to visit it in the past, but after seeing all of Evelina’s snaps from her trip earlier this year and then this post, I’m dying to visit as soon as I can!

  • Oh my Poland looks so so pretty!! I never thought to visit it, but now it’s definitely on my list of places in Europe to visit. The beautiful colors and architecture!

    • I totally agree! All of the architecture is so beautiful and I would also love to experience the culture too! Hopefully we’ll both get to visit soon!

  • That crooked forest is incredible! I would love to go there someday. Loved this post, Evelina!

    • I would love to visit there as well! Poland looks like it has a good mix of beautiful architecture and natural beauty.

  • Kristina @ MsModify

    Wow all those places look gorgeous! I have a friend who’s family is from Poland and when she went to visit all her pics were beautiful too!

    • I think that I fell in love with Poland through Evelina’s snaps when she visited her family earlier this year, and after this post I want to visit even more! It really does look stunning!

  • Wow these cities look beautiful and are places I’ve never considered traveling to! Thanks for sharing and Ashley I hope you’re enjoying your European adventures!!

    • Thanks Emily! We had so much fun, but now I feel like I need to go back and visit Poland! It just looks so beautiful!

  • Wow! All these cities look amazing. Hope to visit them soon 🙂

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  • My grandmother is from Poland and I’ve always wanted to go. Beautiful pictures.

    • I feel like I’m always drawn to places that my family is from too, but even though I don’t have family from Poland, I still want to visit. It just looks so beautiful!

  • Sadly I never made it to Poland when I lived in London, but it’s totally on my to-go-to list!! I’ve heard so many good things about Poland!!

    • I’ve heard so many great things about Poland too! I don’t think that it’s on people’s radar, but it looks so beautiful that it should be!

  • Poland looks like such an incredible place! I can’t even imagine what it would be like to see the crooked forrest- so cool! Lazienki Park looks so stunning!

    • I totally agree! I first saw the crooked forest on Evelina’s snaps, and I’ve been obsessed ever since! Hopefully I’ll be able to make it to Poland soon!

  • Poland is so pretty! My great grandfather came straight over from Poland all by himself when he was 14! I want to get over there to visit some day!

    • That would be so cool if you could visit there one day! It was a surreal feeling to visit Prague because that’s where my family is from, so I know that you would have a great time if you visited Poland!

  • Poland looks like such a beautiful city! Like everywhere else, this one’s on my list 🙂

    • I totally agree! Our friends just visited Krakow, and it looked so amazing!

    • Poland really does look amazing! Our friends were just in Krakow, and it looked like such a blast!

  • AndrzejK

    In Szczecin, you can fall in love. There are in fact places such as the Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes and Waly Chrobrego Promenade which make a big impression. I’ve been there several times, using the offer of 100 years old Dana Hotel and it was really great there.