With a population of 350 thousand inhabitants, Lublin is the seat of the voivodeship authorities and the most important university town in Eastern Poland.
Established almost 700 years ago, the town boasts its history and monuments of architecture that are unique on a national and European scale. Among many monuments in the town, one of the most important is medieval Holy Trinity Chapel in the Lublin Castle, funded by King Wladyslaw Jagiello. The Chapel is a tangible proof of two great cultures – Eastern and Western. Another important place on the map of Lublin is the State Museum at Majdanek, where the Nazi set up the concentration camp houses during World War II. This place is worth visiting due to memory of all people , who passed away there. Other monuments of Lublin are the Lublin Castle, the Litewski Square and the Old Town, which has original, medieval layout of richly decorated tenement houses.
Lying on the border of the EU and the Eastern Europe, Lublin has been a beehive of many cultural activities. International theatre festivals, guitar festivals, International Days of Documentary Cinema “Crossroads of Europe”, Central Europe theatre Festival “Neighbours”, International Competition for Young Violinists and the International Folklore Festival – these are only some of the artistic events that attract many wellknown artists to Lublin, which turn its streets into a truly multicultural place where many languages of the world are spoken.