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Colourful, quaint and charismatic are three words that perfectly summarise the imitable charm of Torun, a picturesque Polish city whose cultural scene shines bright amidst the already impressive landscape. A dazzling architectural array welcomes guests with its vibrant façade and historic heritage, while the Gothic walls provides a wonderful wandering route around the perimeter of the city. Inexplicably omitted from many European itineraries due to the renowned appeal of Warsaw and Krakow, Torun is one of Poland’s sparkling jewels, a precious revelation that shines brightly amidst the glittering cultural gold of this country.
Gothic and grand, the towering turrets and filigreed façade of Torun’s Old Town Hall is more reminiscent of consecrated cathedral than a government building. An architectural amalgamation of Renaissance and Gothic comprises this exquisite structure, features that allude to the wonders within; artistic treasures from Torun’s regional museum reside here, and a turreted tower affords panoramic city vistas upon ascension.
The House of Copernicus is an astounding array of scientific exhibits dedicated to the renowned and revered astronomer Copernicus . Within the house, which he is reputed to have been born in, is a collection of perfectly preserved period furniture and audio visual presentations which detail the significance of Torun to the scientists life and work.
Elegant and exquisite, the Restauracja Luizjana is a traditional treat located in Torun’s historic heart. The extensive menu combine cosmopolitan culinary influences with rich regional inspirations; expect sample sumptuous specialities such as hearty fish chowder, carribbean spiced chicken and pork medallions smothered in mustard sauce. (Mostowa 10/1, 87-100 Toruń, Poland )