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Cultural life

Attraction for culture is stronger in Poland than that for business. All the large Polish cities (Gdynia, Gdansk, Sopot, Warsaw, Lodz, Poznan, Torun, Wroclaw, Cracow) offer a rich cultural life. Cracow received in 2000 the award of "European city of the culture".

Every year in Poland the Chopin Festival takes place a legacy to Piano music the world over.

Several thousands of churches, castles and museums are open to the visitors throughout the country. Among the most attended museums appear the Czartoryski cuseum of Cracow, the museum of the Poster of Wilanow close to Warsaw, the national museum of Gdansk, the large oceanic park and the boat-museums of Gdynia, the Museum of the musical instruments in Poznan and the Geological and Mineralogical museum of Wroclaw.

The theatre companies are numerous in the large cities and very appreciated by the Poles. The concerts, operas and ballets constitute a tradition in which the Poles excel. In the same way, certain music festivals such as Wratislavia Cantans or the Warsaw Musical Autumn are worldwide known, just as several regional festivals, which make revive the various folklores of the country, like the international Festival Folklore "Autumn of Tatras" in Zakopane in August or the Festival of the popular Orchestras of Kazimierz Dolny in summer.

Restaurants and bars

Restaurants, bars, cafes, bistros and pubs are usually opened around noon and closed at 10 -11 p.m. Many restaurant and pub owners, however, meet the clients' expectations and do not close until the last customer leaves.

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