Bydgoszcz is a city located on the Vistula and Brda rivers in Northern Poland, known for its beautiful canals and all sorts of different kinds of architecture, for which it was referred to as ‘Little Berlin’ and more frequently ‘the Venice of Poland’.
Mill Island (Wyspa Młyńsk) is among the most popular and spectacular places in Bydgoszcz, so-called Museum Island, surrounded by the Brda river. The idyllic riverside scene is only part of this vibrant island, it also features countless historic red-brick tenement houses and many unique museums, like the Modern Art Gallery, the Archeology Museum, and the Money Museum, which draws numbers of tourists. Take a walk along the picturesque Brda River or relax on Mill Island or take a water tour, it’s so easy to fell in love with the city.
Make sure to visit the oldest building in the city, the Church of St Martin and Nicolaus, commonly known as Fara Church. While its red brick exteriors seemed unspectacular, its colorful interiors will blow your mind! It is a three-aisle late Gothic church, erected between 1466 and 1502, which boasts a glorious interior decorated with baroque decor from the 17th century. Main ornaments reside in the seven baroque altars, with altar frontals and old paintings and sculptures, the most famous of which is a late-Gothic painting entitled Madonna with a Rose or the Holy Virgin of Beautiful Love from the 16th century.
With plenty of breathtaking architectural and picturesque landscapes from across the city, Bydgoszcz was selected as one of the trendiest destinations to visit in 2020 by European Best Destinations. Bydgoszcz is a definitely charming city not to be missed.
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