Lublin, administrative centre of the voivodship and the capital of the Lublin Region, and home to 365 thousand inhabitants, is the biggest town in Eastern Poland. It was granted with municipal status in 1317. During the years of the first Republic, Lublin, which was centrally located, was inhabited by different nationalities and religious denominations that constituted a rich and varied community. For many centuries Lublin was a vibrant centre of Hebrew and Yiddish culture and where Judaism flourished so much that historiographers referred to Lublin as the "Jerusalem of the Polish Kingdom" or the "Jewish Oxford".
Tourist attractions: Old Town with Krakowska Gate, Castle - Lublin Museum, Trinitarian Tower, Dominican Church and cloister, New Town Hall, Monument of Polish-Lithuanian Union.