FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019

23 May - 15 June

Lublin

  • Stadium name: Lublin Stadium
  • City: Lublin

Lublin, said to be the capital of the Eastern Poland, is the largest and most rapidly developing city on the right side of the Vistula river. Lublin's rich, seven century-long history together with its location amidst a melting pot of cultures, add up to Lublin's unique features. It is, by far, an enchanted place that attracts people with its unique atmosphere, rich architecture and a wealth of historic places to see.

It is in Lublin where history inspires future. Thus, Lublin, a city of inspiration, hosts world-renowned and acclaimed cultural events as well as theatre and music festivals frequently featuring contemporary art. The Magicians' Carnival, a new circus and busking art festival, along with the Jagiellonian Fair, an annual event that is grounded on the tradition of a trade fair that used to be held in Lublin back in 15th and 16th century, are undeniably the highest-attended cultural events that Lublin has to offer.

Lublin is also one of the most essential and robust academic centres in Poland. As a university facility, it is very much sought-after as it offers a wide range of majors and employs eminent lecturers. An excess of sixty thousand students enrol for courses in Lublin universities year in and year out. This figure includes nearly seven thousand off-shore students from about one hundred countries. As a matter of fact, the city has managed to preserve and keep the multicultural aspect well alive.

Lublin is deemed to be the Gate of the East, it has paved the way, spearheaded and set example for others to follow when it comes to contacts with the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. This not only results from the geopolitical location, but also stems from the city's heritage. While integrating, Europe has moved further towards the East, therefore restoring Lublin's inherent role as a link between the East and the West.

Once you find yourself in the city, you mustn't forget to take a stroll along unique streets of the Old Town. The best way to do that is to enter the Old Town through the 14th century Krakowska Gate, which is an element of the city's former defensive walls. Stylish restaurants and cafés located in the historic buildings of the Old Town would welcome both fine dining lovers and random tourists. The Holy Trinity Chapel in the Lublin Castle dates back to the 14th century and is a must-see. Moreover, at noon sharp, it is worth to pop in to the Town Hall where the bugle call is being played every day.

Sport fans shall find in Lublin some other things that might be appealing to them. Needless to say, when one speaks about Lublin, one shall not forget to mention over             seventy year-long history of Lublin's speedway. Furthermore, local women's handball club does not fall behind since it has had considerable achievements on international arenas. And this is not all, a football club that originates from 1950, plays its home games at the                    Lublin Arena – the very same facility that is to host the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup. This stadium has already hosted the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

In a nutshell, Lublin is a city that strives to combine multifaceted tradition with modernity. A place that links the past and the present keeping the momentum at the same time. This is precisely the city where everyone is bound to discover something new, exceptional and astonishing.

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