Białystok Tourism

Białystok [[bʲaˈwɨstɔk] (byah-WIH-stock; Belarusian: Беласток Bielastok, Lithuanian: Balstogė, Russian: Белосток Belostok, Yiddish: ביאַליסטאָק‎ Byalistok) is the largest city in northeastern Poland and the capital of the Podlaskie Voivodeship. Located in the Białystok Uplands (Polish: Wysoczyzna Białostocka) of the Podlaskie Plain (Polish: Nizina Północnopodlaska) on the banks of the Biała River, Białystok ranks second in terms of population density, eleventh in population, and thirteenth in area, of the cities of Poland. It has historically attracted migrants from elsewhere in Poland and beyond, particularly from Central and Eastern Europe. This is facilitated by the fact that the nearby border with Belarus is also the eastern border of the European Union, as well as the Schengen Area. The city and its adjacent municipalities constitute Metropolitan Białystok. The city has a Warm Summer Continental climate, characterized by warm summers and long frosty winters. Forests are an important part of Białystok's character, and occupy around 1,756 ha (4,340 acres) (17.2% of the administrative area of the city) which places it as the fifth most forested city in Poland. The first settlers arrived in the 14th century. A town grew up and received its municipal charter in 1692. Białystok has traditionally been one of the leading centers of academic, cultural, and artistic life in Podlaskie and the most important economic center in northeastern Poland. In the nineteenth century Białystok was an important center for light industry, which was the reason for the substantial growth of the city's population. But after the fall of communism in 1989 many of these factories faced severe problems and subsequently closed down. Through the infusion of EU investment funds, the city continues to work to reshape itself into a modern metropolis. Białystok in 2010, was on the short-list, but ultimately lost the competition to become a finalist for European Capital of Culture in 2016. Over the centuries Białystok has produced a number of people who have provided unique contributions to the fields of science, language, politics, religion, sports, visual arts and performing arts. This environment was created in the mid-eighteenth century by the patronage of Jan Klemens Branicki for the arts and sciences. These include Ryszard Kaczorowski, the last émigré President of the Republic of Poland; L. L. Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto; and Albert Sabin, the co-developer of the polio vaccine.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Białystok, Poland. Explore Białystok travel guide before you plan your trip here. Tour packages of Białystok are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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  • Know the pollution level of Białystok before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 22.22 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 39.58 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.22 (Low)
  • How safe is Białystok for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Białystok.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.92 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.79 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.69 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 23.08 (Low)
    • Attacks 26.92 (Low)
    • Drug offense 21.15 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.36 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 69.64 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 26.92 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.67 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.31 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Białystok is 145.27 (High)

    • Safety Index 71.25 (High)
    • Climate Index 76.22 (High)
    • Pollution Index 48.37 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 16.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.19 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 47.97 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.16 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 51.33 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Białystok

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.38 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 62.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.26 USD

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