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Podlaski Voivodeship It is located in the north-east of the country, in the geographical center of Europe. Podlaski Voivodeship includes areas of Podlaska Lowland, Suwałki Lake District and the Mazowiecka Lowland. Through its center flows Narew River. The capital is Bialystok. Bialystok - Branicki Palace
Białystok - Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Białystok - Orthodox church of St. Nicholas
Białystok - Orthodox church of Holy Spirit
Białystok - Church of St. Roch
Bialystok - bird'seyeview
Łomża and Narew River
Meanders of Narew river
Augustow Canal Augustow Canal connects the Biebrza River (the tributary of Narew) with the Neman. Runs through the range of Augustów lakes and valleys of two rivers- Netta and Czarna Hańcza. The total length of the Canal is over 101.2 kmincluding 80 km on Polish territory, 17.8 in the territory of Belarus is a 3.4 km stretch of the border. Canal has 18 locks, 14 of them are located in Poland, most of them survived preserved in an unaltered technical shape at today. They allow to overcome the difference in the levels of 54.04 m.
AugustowCanal - Paniewo Sluice
Kanał Augustowski – sluice in Dębowo
Sluice in Mikaszówka
Bielsk Podlaski - a street with old wooden buildings
Drohiczyn - View of the Castle Hill
Tykocin - historic buildings in the vicinity of the former Little Market
Tykocin – Market
Tykocin - church St. Trinity and the monument Hetman Stefan Czarniecki
Supraśl- Basilian Monastery Complex, the oldest object in the complex is of the Annunciation Church from sixteenth century built in the Gothic-Byzantine style (in Europe, survived only three such churches.)
Supraśl -Monastery of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and the Renaissance garden
Buchholtz family palace in Supraśl
Dominican Monastery in Sejny
Górka - wooden manor of family Daszkiewicz
Augustow Primeval Forest - a large forest complex located in Podlaskie province, on Lithuania and Belarus. The entire surface of the forest is about 160 thousand ha, of which the in Polish borders there are over 114 thousand ha. In this area there is Wigry National Park. By Augustów Forest lead almost all canoe trips in Suwalki - by the rivers: Black Hańcza , Rospuda, Marycha, Blizna and Channel Augustów. Within the Augustow Forest is located whole the Augustow Lake District with the picturesque lakes, such as: Necko, Rospuda, Białe, Studzieniczne, Sajno, Serwy.
In the forest you can see a small chapel on the tree
… and by the road Jesus stands…
Stańczyki overpasses near Gołdap, highest overpasses in Poland, theywere part of localrail system, arcaded structure 32m high and 150m long, werebuilt in 1926.
Rospuda River it's headwaters of the river is Netta (right tributary of the Biebrza). Flows through the Suwałki Lake District and north-western part of the Augustow Forest. The length of the river is about 102 km.
Among forests and swamps - meanders of Rospuda River
Dolina Rospudy (Rospuda Valley) is one of the most unique peatlands in Europe with totally undisturbed water relations. It is under protection as it is the habitat of many rare species of animal and plant life.
Rospuda in spring
and in the full summer
Rospuda River - canoeing
The Rospuda Valley - range Młyńsko
The Rospuda Valley near Lake Jałowo and rangeSacred Place
Wigry - Monastic complex founded in the seventeenth centuryby the Catholic Order Camedolite
Bialowieza Forest - a vast complex of forest, a remnant of ancient wildernesses, is located in the Podlaskie and on Belarus. A area of whole wilderness amounts more than 1500 km2(of which in the Polish borders 620 km2). This is the last remnant of natural forests in the lowlands European. In the Bialowieza Forest is located in Bialowieza National Park (BNP).
Bialowieza National Park
Bison - the undisputed king of the forest
Hunting wildcat, is a bit larger than the domestic cat
Crane Eagle owl - the largest owl in Europe
Landscapes of Podlasie
Krynki – known from that it has a unique spatial arrangement - like in Paris, the streets radiate out from the six-lateral market.
Krynki - orthodox church Nativity of the Virgin