Bialystok – Take a deep breath.
Bialystok – the largest city in northern-eastern Poland with a population of 300,000. It is located in the area called the Green Lungs of Poland.
Approximately 32% of its area is green. Parks and squares, as well as 1,800 hectares of forests within the city limits, create a unique and healthy microclimate. Within the city, there are two nature reserves with total Surface 105 hectares. The municipal agglomeration neighbours with Narew National Park. It is a unique sitation to have nature reserves so close to the city. Thanks to these advantages in 1993 Białystok was the first city in Poland to become part of the Healthy Cities Network international project organised by World Health Organization (WHO).
Bialystok is an excellent place for everyone interested in multiculuralism and multiple religions that can be found in the Podlasie region. Many nationalities, cultures, and religions of people who live here, as well as picturesque landscapes, make this region unique.
It is worth to spend a few days in Bialystok. There are many attractive things to see. Perhaps you would like to go for a troll to discover the history of the renowned Branicki family, admire wooden architecture or explore old Bialystok manufactures?
You have only 30 minutes to explore Bialystok? That’s all right. You can decide on a short trip during which you will learn more about the multicultural spirit of the city that was birthplace of Ludwik Zamenhof, the man who invented the Esperanto language. Interesting locations are close to one another in the centre of the city.
During a stroll you will see:
- An impressive cathedral which comprises an Old Parish Church and Minor Basilica which is actually larger than the church
- Place where Ludwik Zamenhof’s house used to be.
- The street where young Ludwik used to go for walks, as well as the bust of Zamenhof.
- Main Eastern Orthodox Church of Bialystok – St Nicholas Cathedral.
- Place where the Great Synagogue used to be – the largest one in the history of the pre-war Białystok.
Regardless of whether you will be staying for a few days or just one to participate in the run, we’ll be happy to see you and be your hosts. You will have a chance to feel the atmosphere of this one of a kind city. We would like to invite you to participate in this award-winning and renowned run event.
Take a deep breath.