Seven Wonders of Poland

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The Seven Wonders of Poland (Polish: Siedem cudów Polski) is a short list of cultural wonders located in Poland. The creation of the list was initiated by the leading Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita in a country-wide plebiscite held in September 2007.[1] The results were published in the following month.[2]


Initially over 400 national monuments were selected as candidates by the magazine online-readers, however in the second round of selections a board of experts reduced the number to 27. The third and last round of public on-line voting started on 31 August 2007, to choose the top seven wonders. Results of the popular vote were announced on 21 September 2007.

Among the nominated buildings not included on the final list were Palace of Culture and Science and Palace on the Isle in Warsaw, St. Mary's Church, the Town Hall and the Artus Court in Gdańsk, Wrocław Town Hall, the Romanesque Gniezno Doors and the Gniezno Cathedral, and the Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Monastery. [3]

The list[]

# Name Location Image
1 Wieliczka Salt Mine
Kopalnia soli Wieliczka
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Wieliczka, Lesser Poland Wieliczka salt mine.jpg
2 Toruń Old Town
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Toruń, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Toruń, Ratusz Staromiejski - (339605).jpg
3 Malbork Castle
Zamek w Malborku
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Malbork, Pomerania Zespół Zamku Krzyżackiego MALBORK 01.jpg
4 Wawel Castle and Cathedral
Zamek Królewski na Wawelu
Kraków, Lesser Poland Wawel (crop).jpg
5 Elbląg Canal
Kanał Elbląski
Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship Oberländischer Kanal2.jpg
6 Zamość Old Town
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Zamość, Lublin Voivodeship Zamojski ratusz 10.jpg
7 Kraków Market Square and Old Town
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Kraków, Lesser Poland 2018-07-04 Saint Mary Basilica on Old Town Market Square in Kraków.jpg

See also[]


  1. ^ Editorial (September 2007). "Siedem cudów Polski (Seven Wonders of Poland)" (in Polish). Rzeczpospolita. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  2. ^ Editorial (October 2007). "Jaskinia pokonała góry - wyniki plebiscytu (Results of the Plebiscite)" (in Polish). Rzeczpospolita. Archived from the original on 2012-12-14. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  3. ^ "Będzie lista siedmiu cudów Polski!" (in Polish). Retrieved 14 March 2021.
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