Białystok is northeastern Poland’s largest city and the capital of the Podlaskie Province. Sitting close to the borders with Belarus, Lithuania, and Russia, Białystok is a very culturally diverse city and home to the inventor of the universal language Esperanto. The city is surrounded by numerous natural and historical sites. Among these is the UNESCO-listed Białowieski National Park, the habitat of the European bison.
Białystok may only be middleweight in terms of size, but it packs a heavyweight punch when it comes to reasons to visit. Its main drawcard is undoubtedly its gorgeous natural beauty. Its fields of sunflowers, stunning parks, enchanting forests, and lush vegetation have earned it the reputation of being a green city. The city looks set to become even greener as the government plans to increase its eco-friendly status by adding more green areas around the city. Even a few of the local bus stops had roofs and side walls covered with plants. Its fabulous blend of nationalities has forged an eclectic range of multicultural local customs and folklore.
A massive cultural scene for people of all ages, a calendar full of sporting events, and a buzzing nightlife make a visit to the Podlaskie capital a good idea.