"If it’ s business, it has to be Łódź", business people used to say in the mid 19th century. Then the city was a world wonder. In but a brief space of time the small marsh settlement transformed into a buoyant, industrial city, a city where fabulous fortunes were made a veritable American peace. Fortunes so great that legends were soon born about them. The city’s show case is Piotrkowska, a street full of art nouveau tenements.
Today Łódź is still drawing in investors, and attracting the artists as well. And yet the surroundings of Łódź could prove also a great assets. The city is metamorphosing into a modern cultural metropolis. By young people, it is now mostly associated with techno culture. Around ul. Piotrkowska spreads the area of club life with its stock of bars, clubs and discos. The city is also known for its Film Academy, which boasts Roman Polański as one of its best renowned graduates.
Łowicz is well-known for its multi-colour folk costumes on display in the museum, and the famous-Corpus Christi processions. The 18th and 19th century houses line both old town squares. It is worth to drop a glimpse at the neoclassical town hall and the 15th century collegiate church with a later Baroque overlay. In Nieborów stands one of the most famous Polish palaces.