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Poznan – the center of tradition and modernity

The Ikar Hotel is located in the centre of Poznan (Kosciuszki 118 Street). Poznan market square is charming and picturesque neighbor of our hotel. Poznan is widely known as a host of Poznan International Fair. Getting there from the hotel Poznan takes up to 5 minutes by car.Looking at contemporary Old Towns monuments its really hard to believe that during II World War 60% of its building were completely destroyed by Germans. Renovation works took almost 10 years, between 1945-1954, returning buildings to their original look and old-time splendor. City Hall originally was a Gothic one-floor building constructed in the 13th Century. In 16th Century it was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in a renaissance style. At the top of the building you can notice two goats. Everyday at 12 PM theyre tapping with heads each other. Looking around, youll see the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. It is the oldest polish cathedral, definitely worth of sightseeing. Apart from Gniezno, which was once the capital of Polish, Poznań was the second important economic center in medieval Poland.What are the other tourism attractions, what exactly Poznan can offer to its visitors? You should try to get to Ostrow Tumski, which is an island where 1000 years ago the history of Poland began. Art and culture lovers will get something special – thats Centrum Stary Browar – commercial mall combined with gorgeous art gallery, founded by the one of the richest polish people, Grazyna Kulczyk. Brewery building has been recognized as one of the 20 icons of architecture that arose after 1989 in Poland.