Lublin is the largest Polish town east of the Vistula and an important centre of science, culture and business. The old town with its picturesque medieval streets is worth a closer look. Lined with beautiful 15th and16th century houses, the town square has many atmospheric cafés scattered around. The Lublin castle dates to the 19th century, but its massive round tower and chapel are respectively from the 13th and 14th centuries. Today the Museum of Polish Painting, Folk-art and Archaeology occupy them.
The town of Kazimierz Dolny on the Vistula attracts throngs of painters, sculptors, photographers and fine art students who appreciate the alluring atmosphere of this place. There is a ferry connection with Janowiec from where a stunning panorama of Kazimierz Dolny can be admired.
To the east of Lublin is located the city of Chełm. Its star attraction are the underground chalk tunnels that run under the city for 2 kilometers at the depth of 27 meters and create a unique tourist route.