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Poland is a beautiful and unique country in many respects, and the best proof of this is the Polish objects on the UNESCO list. Our country captivates with its natural values as well as with its rich tradition and culture.
On the list of world heritage so far 15 has been placed in Polish places. Among them is unique due to its natural values Puszcza Białowieska, which is home to more than 900 bison, and what is more, it is the last natural forest ecosystem in Europe.
The remaining places were appreciated primarily due to the exceptionally valuable cultural heritage. And so on the UNESCO list is located Old city in Krakow, being the first Polish object among those honored, Warsaw Old Town, and Old Town in Zamość, which is a unique example of an "ideal city" on a European scale, whose spatial layout reflects the structure of the human body.
Particularly noteworthy is another place on the UNESCO list, namely the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, stanowiący świadectwo jednego z najokrutniejszych w dziejach świata ludobójstwa na tak wielką skalę. Jest to jedyne takie miejsce uhonorowane przez UNESCO – przede wszystkim po to, aby świat nigdy nie zapomniał, co wydarzyło się za murami Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Further Polish objects on the UNESCO list are: Medieval Town Complex of Toruń with the famous Living Gingerbread Museum, Teutonic Castle in Malbork, kalwaria Zebrzydowska with his Mannerist architectural and landscape complex and a pilgrimage park, Churches of Peace in Jaworzno and Świdnica (whose constructions are more than 400 years old), wooden churches of southern Małopolska, Park Mużakowski, Hala Stulecia in Wrocław made of reinforced concrete, Royal Salt Mines in Wieliczka and Bochnia, wooden churches of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine.
The shortest-figured object added to the list in 2017 of the year is while mine of lead, silver and zinc ores together with the underground water management system in Tarnowskie Góry.