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The most popular in Torun is The Old Town, that  boasts a large number of sights, predominantly dating from the Middle Ages, such as St Mary's Church, the Cathedral of St John and the Town Hall. In the Old Town we visited a planetarium, Nicolaus Copernicus birth house - the famous person of Toruń, looked at silent arches of St. Johns Cathedral - where the great astronomer was baptised, also visited the tomb of princess Anna Wazówna in Saint Mary church, The Town Hall of unique beauty.

Toruń is one of the most beautiful cities of Poland. Picturesquely located on the both banks of the Vistula River , at a site of intersection of ancient trade routes. The gothic buildings of Toruń's Old Town, which won the designation of World Heritage Site from UNESCO, present proof of Toruń's centuries-old economic, cultural and intellectual ties.

As with most Polish cities, Torun has a tangled history. It is characterised by the several hundreds of years it was ruled by the Teutonic Order of knights and its participation in the Hanseatic League. Over a hundred years of German administration left also traces on the urban and architectural nature of the city.

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Copernicus University
Copernicus University
Copernicus University
Copernicus University
Copernicus Planetarium
Copernicus Planetarium
Copernicus Planetarium
Copernicus Planetarium
Copernicus Planetarium
Copernicus Planetarium
Old Town Hall inside
Old Town Hall inside
Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall
Dwor Artusa
Dwor Artusa
Dwor Artusa
Dwor Artusa
Dwor Artusa
Dwor Artusa
Nicolaus Copernicus
Nicolaus Copernicus
St. Johns Cathedral
St. Johns' Cathedral
St. Johns Cathedral
St. Johns' Cathedral
St. Jakoba church
St. Jakoba church
St. Jakoba church
St. Jakoba church
St. Jakoba church
St. Jakoba church
St. Katarzyny church
St. Katarzyny church
St. Katarzyny church
St. Katarzyny church
St. Katarzyny church
St. Katarzyny church
St. Katarzyny church
St. Katarzyny church
St. Katarzyny church
St. Katarzyny church
St. Johns Cathedral
St. Johns' Cathedral
Vistula River
Vistula River
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
Teutonic Castle Ruins
St Marys Church
St Mary's Church
St Marys Church
St Mary's Church
St Marys Church
St Mary's Church
St Marys Church
St Mary's Church
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