Pay attention to the detail! Architectural details in the old buildings of Lublin

Pay attention to the detail! Architectural details in the old buildings of Lublin

While walking along the streets of Lublin, passersby’s attention is focused primarily on the appearance of the buildings as a whole. When passing buildings, you usually don’t have time for an in-depth observing and analysis of the richness of some facades. Meanwhile, the wealth of architectural details in Lublin can delight. An architectural detail, a small detail decorating a tenement house, is often hidden in its interior, in the gate, in the staircase or in the apartment. It sometimes happens that a detail is placed above eye level, decorating the cornice crowning the building at the height of the top floor.

During the walk buildings with the most interesting and attractive details will be shown. Participants will be able to learn more about various types of decorations. They will see ornaments, cartouches, monograms, masks, or details with figural themes showing both real and fictional figures or animals. The walk starts at the Lublin Castle, where you can see the oldest details of the Gothic city’s architecture, unique in that medieval Lublin was almost destroyed by the great fire of 1575. Participants will also see Renaissance, Classicist, and Art Nouveau details – in the Old Town and beyond. One of the most interesting decorative motifs is a medal depicting Christ above the entrance door to Janusz Palikot’s house. At the end of the trip, it is planned to enter one of the tenement houses from the 19th century, where the film by Filip Bajon was filmed –  “Panie Dulskie” The director chose the building because of the gates, staircases, stuccoes, and facades. Details will be available not only to be seen but also… to be handled. Thanks to this, visitors will learn about the technology of their implementation.

There is a game for participants, which consists in searching for the details of the presentation on the distributed boards during the walk. The person who finds the decorations will receive a prize.

About Tour

Polish, English
Specialised tour
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
up to 2 hours
Tour length:
2,6 km
Number of people:

300 PLN

For children
For adults
For seniors
For the physically handicapped
For animals

Dominik Maiński

Dominik Maiński

I was born in 1979 in Warsaw, but I have tied my life with Lublin. I am a graduate of the history and history of art at the Catholic University of Lublin and I earned a doctorate of history at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. I have completed training and lectures at the University of Reykjavík in Iceland, University of Nordland in Bodø in Norway, University of Bosphorus in Istanbul in Turkey and University of the Azores in Ponta Delgada in Portugal. I am a lecturer at the Open University of KUL and the University of the Third Age in Lublin. I have written several dozen scientific and popular science articles in the field of artistic craftsmanship, numismatics and medallic art, as well as copyright in art and Scandinavian art. I have participated in many scientific conferences and received a scholarship from the Mayor of Lublin. I was an actor of Leszek Mądzik’s Art Scena KUL, thanks to which I participated in numerous theatre festivals. I also worked at the Art Gallery of the Visual Stage on the organization and arrangement of exhibitions. Travelling is my passion, so I’m often on the road. The results of my travel are meetings and photography exhibitions.


I often show tourists around Lublin as a PTTK guide. I am the originator and organizer of East est — the Festival of Eastern Travels in Lublin, where the greatest travellers, writers and artists working around the broadly understood Orient meet. I recently climbed Toubkal (4167 m above sea level) — the highest peak in North Africa. And just before the pandemic, I visited one of the farthest places from Poland — Easter Island.

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