Lodz is the third-largest city in Poland. Located in the central part of the country, it used to be a huge industrial centre. Textile products manufactured in Lodz could be found on markets all over Europe.
Today the city owes its prosperity to a thorough revitalisation of the urban fabric and a change in the direction of development. Lodz is a strong academic centre and an attractive tourist destination. Meet the city – host of the European Universities Games 2022.
In the 20th century, Lodz was the centre of avant-garde art. Planning a stay in the city is similar to a creative process, limited only by imagination. So what is worth paying attention to?
Lodz was the most important centre of the textile industry in Poland. In the 21st century, the factories have gained new life: they became office buildings, creative spaces and tourist attractions. When visiting Lodz, see Manufaktura, EC-1 in the old power plant, Monopolis in the former distillery or Księży Młyn – a factory town within a city.
Lodz is the capital of Polish film. Many film studios operated in the city and many famous productions were shot on its streets. Walking around, it is easy to find places known from film frames. Most Polish actors were educated at the National Film School in Lodz. The only museum of cinematography in Poland is located in Lodz.
The fashion for murals started in Lodz in the second half of the 20th century. At that time, this form of applied art served as an advertisement for local factories. Today, Lodz is a place of street art, attracting artists from all over the world. They created an extraordinary gallery of several dozen works on the walls of buildings, enriching the urban space.
The only place where you can see the Central Museum of Textiles. The history of the city is presented through multimedia exhibitions in the Museum of the City of Lodz. Being a centre attracting artists for decades, Lodz has a Museum of Art, with three branches. Even Lodz University of Technology, specifically the Sports Bay, houses the Museum of Sport and Tourism.
The most important place in Lodz. Most of the city’s pubs, restaurants and entertainment venues are located on Piotrkowska Street. The atmosphere of the street, built up with historic tenement houses of factory owners, can be felt especially during summer weekend evenings. Tourists and inhabitants spend them in pub gardens and the street is bustling and colourful. There is also OFF Piotrkowska, i.e. shops and gastro pubs in the old factory walls.
Lodz is a city that offers young people a lot of opportunities for development. Higher education institutions in the city boast a diverse educational offer, the city offers opportunities for development and career. For years, it has focused on creative industries, business services and modern technologies. Lodz is a dynamic city, dynamically developing in economic and cultural fields. Students are one of the main creators of the city’s new identity.
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