Lublin Province is located in the south-eastern part of Poland. It covers an area of 25,000 km2, which is about 8% of the country’s territory. The largest city in the region and its capital is Lublin. Lubelskie voivodeship is an agricultural and industrial province. Agricultural land covers 68.3% of the voivodship’s area, with crops and rape being cultivated the most.. In addition, the Lubelskie Voivodeship is the country’s leader in the production of fruit from shrubs and berry plantations, and is the undisputed leader in the production of hops. Strongly developed agriculture determines the well-developed food industry. In addition, the automotive, aviation and mining (hard coal) industries are important here.
Additionally, there are numerous protected areas in the Lubelskie Voivodeship, including two national parks: Roztoczański National Park and Poleski National Park, and numerous landscape parks as well. The most interesting tourist areas include the Puławy poviat (Puławy, Kazimierz Dolny and Nałęczów), Roztocze, Łęczyńsko-Włodawskie Plain, and the cities of Zamość and Lublin. In the aforementioned Nałęczów, there is a very famous health resort. Cardiovascular diseases are treated there. There are many historical monuments in the Lubelskie Voivodeship, in particular in the voivodeship capital Lublin (Old Town, the castle) and in Zamość (the architectural and urban complex of the Old Town entered on the UNESCO list).
Open Air Village Museum in Lublin
The Open Air Village Museum in Lublin located in the valley of Czechówka River is one of the biggest open air museums in Poland. Owing to its rich architecture, exhibits and also the concern of intangible heritage of the region, it shows the cultural diversity of the province. It gathers items related to the former life in the village, in the manor and in the small town. It also preserves the knowledge about customs, rituals, traditions and everyday work of people living in the past. Important attraction of the museum is town sector which is a model of provincial small town from the 1930s. It involves a market square and buildings located to the north of the square. Guests of the Museum can visit expositions of hairdresser’s, ironmonger’s shop, Jewish kitchen, post office, tobacconist’s, beer house, mayor’s house and three workshops: wheelwright’s, cobbler’s and craftsman’s making shoe uppers. Visiting the musem guests can get the impression that the time has just stopped. It may become a chance to experience a special journey and meet the past.