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Lodz sights

Lodz has a rich history of the Middle Ages, the New and Newest times, so we have a lot of cultural and historical sites. Today the city is developing as a European tourist center.

Lodz is one of the biggest cities in Poland. It was founded in the 13th century and today is the center of Polish electronics. After the victory over Nazi Germany, Lodz was the capital of Poland for three years because of the considerable destruction in Warsaw.

Top 18 attractions in Lodz, Poland

We offer a brief description of the most interesting sights of Lodz with photos and hope that you will certainly visit this wonderful city. What is there to see in Lodz?

Piotrkowska Street

Piotrkowska Street - Lodz

Since the Middle Ages it is one of the longest shopping streets in Europe, its length is almost 5 km. In addition, this street is a favorite place for walking citizens and tourists, a popular city landmark.

Liberty Square

Freedom Square - a landmark of Lodz

This square used to be called Nowy Rynek, but due to Poland’s independence from the Russian Empire, it acquired its present name. Today it is the main city square with a lot of architectural sights.

Museum of Cinematography

Museum of Cinematography in Łódź

This museum first opened in Lodz in the 1970s. It tells about the history of Polish cinema, which has made a significant contribution to world cinematography. The museum is housed in a 19th-century mansion, which is a city architectural landmark.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - Lodz (Poland)

This Orthodox church was erected in Lodz in the 1980s at the initiative of the local governor. Today it is the memory of a large part of Polish history, when this country was one of the provinces of the Russian Empire.

Historical Museum

Lodz Historical Museum

This museum is dedicated to the history of Lodz, it has a huge historical collection of exhibits from the 13th century to the present day. It is housed in the mansion of Poznansky, an industrialist who played a huge role in the development of the textile industry.

Villa Kindermann

Villa Kindermann - Lodz

This Art Nouveau building is located in the center of Lodz. It is recognized as one of the best mansions built by the famous German architect Gutenteger in the very beginning of the 20th century in this architectural style in Poland.

The Church of St. John the Baptist. Stanislava Kostka

Church of St. Stanislaus Kostka - a landmark of Lodz

It is a Catholic cathedral located on a square named after the famous Polish Pope John Paul II. This basilica is the center of spiritual life for Catholics living in Lodz.

Museum of Pharmacy

Lodz - Museum of Pharmacy

This museum and the city’s oldest pharmacy are located on Freedom Square and are dedicated to Professor Muzhinsky, who disseminated knowledge of pharmacy among the population and founded the Faculty of Pharmacy at the local university.

Gallery of Contemporary Art

Modern Art Gallery in Łódź

It is one of the oldest galleries of its kind in the world. It was founded in the 1930s, when painters of the most radical trends in art began to collect and exhibit for the public the most talented paintings.

Museum of Archaeology

Museum of Archeology - Lodz (Poland)

This museum is also located on the main town square. It offers three collections for public viewing: archaeological finds, a collection of coins from several centuries of Lodz’s existence, and an ethnographic collection.

Factory Museum

Factory Museum - Lodz

This is a large industrial and residential complex, built in the mid-19th century industrialist Poznansky. Once there was a famous textile factory here, which produced hundreds of thousands of meters of fabrics.

Herbst Palace

Herbst Palace - Lodz

It is a large villa, built in neo-Renaissance style in the 1970s, designed by architect Majewski, commissioned by local industrialist Scheibler. The latter gave the house to his daughter Matilda, who received the surname Herbst after her marriage.

Geyer’s White Factory

Geyer White Factory - Łódź

This is another textile factory once owned by the German industrialist Geyer. He specialized in the production of textiles and chose Łódź to apply his entrepreneurial talents.

The Church of St. John the Baptist. Casimira

St. Casimir's Church - Lodz (Poland)

This Catholic church in the classical style was built in Lodz in the 1920s. The temple is adjoined by two towers with bell towers. It has been restored several times and is now a working church.

The Church of St. John the Baptist. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Lodz

This church was built in the early 18th century near the Franciscan monastery. According to legend, both of these religious buildings were erected exactly where the village carpenter had a dream about St. Anthony of Padua of Poland.

Museum of Wooden Architecture

Museum of Wooden Architecture - the city of Lodz (Poland)

Here you can see various examples of wooden architecture preserved in Lodz from the Middle Ages to Soviet Poland. This museum is one of the subdivisions of the Lodz Textile Museum.

The Church of St. John the Baptist. Dorothy

St. Dorothy's Church in Lodz

This church is one of the oldest Catholic churches that have survived on the territory of Lodz. Previously, the church was located in the suburban village of Mileshki until it was annexed to Lodz.

Xenjazz Mill

Ksendza Mill - the city of Lodz (Poland)

It is an area in Lodz where a huge textile factory was built in the early 19th century. Today it remains virtually unchanged and has become a true historical monument, a city with English industrial architecture.

How to get to Lodz?

The city is located in the center of Poland, where there is a developed transport infrastructure.

Lodz on the map of PolandYou can get to Lodz by any means of transport, but only through Warsaw:

By plane. On the southwestern outskirts of Lodz is the international airport. You can arrive here from most European capitals, as well as from China, Turkey, Cyprus, etc. There are no direct flights from Moscow, but you can get here with connections.

By train. The Lodz central railway station has recently been renovated, and the citizens are very happy and proud of it. There are regular trains from the city to Warsaw, including electric trains. One-way ticket costs about €7.

From Moscow to Lodz you can get there only with connections. The most convenient way is to go to Warsaw, and there take a train to Lodz. You can also take a train in St. Petersburg to Warsaw.

By Bus. Bus service to cities in Poland and neighboring countries is well developed. Lodz has two bus terminals serving international and national bus lines.

There are bus routes from Moscow and St. Petersburg three times a day. The buses are comfortable, although the travel time is about 28 hours. You can watch movies, listen to music. A ticket from Moscow to Warsaw – €86.40, from St. Petersburg – €72.00.

Car. To get from Russia to Poland by car is possible only through Belarus. It is a pleasure to drive your own or rented car in Belarus and Poland. The road is great, and there are lots of sights to see.

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