Lublin was granted city rights over 700 years ago. It used to be an important strategic, political and economic centre. In the Middle Ages, Lublin was a place where fairs and trades took place on a European scale. Its historical and cultural heritage is reflected in its architecture which evokes the ambience of the old days.

Lublin has always been a place of dialogue where the Eastern and the Western faiths, cultures and traditions met. In the 14th century, Lublin became a centre on the trade route between Vilnius and Cracow.

Nowadays, former traditions are revived through cultural events organised in cooperation with the countries of Eastern and Western Europe.

Lublin holds the title of the European Youth Capital 2023!
Lublin is the first ever Polish city to become the European Youth Capital. In the annual contest organised by the European Youth Forum, Lublin was recognized for its energy and inspirational ideas of young people.