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Published on January 1st, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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10 FACTY THINGS ABOUT POLAND

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Keen on Poland? Of course you are. Here’s are some facty thing about one of the coolest cities in Europe. 

1. WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS?

Poland’s Wawel Cathedral reportedly holds the bones of a deceased dragon

2. TWILIGHT TALES

In 2013, archaeologists discovered an ancient ‘vampire’ burial site in Gliwice, Poland

3. HIGH AND MIGHTY

Poland is home to the world’s tallest pope statue

4. THE BIG DRY

Poland’s Bledowska desert is the only desert in Central Europe

5. SEASONED CITY

Poland’s Wieliczka salt mine features sculptured art works, a chapel and a restaurant within its tunnels

6. LONG BLOCK

A Communist-era apartment block in Gdansk is the longest residential building in Europe

7. CREEPY CHAPEL

Poland’s St Bartholomew’s Church is decorated with the skulls and bones of more than 3,000 people

8. GET BENT

Gryfino’s Crooked Forest is full of hundreds of trees that grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks

9. WATERWORLD

Poland’s Masurian Lake District is home to more than 2000 lakes

10. PIONEERING POPE

Poland’s Pope John Paul II was the first pope to visit the White House and travel to Cuba

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