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
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 km including 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.
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
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
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.
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).