Bialystok has a historical centre from the 18th century. In the market square stands a baroque town hall, now a museum. Nearby is a neo-classical Orthodox church with valuable icons and two Catholic churches: one erected in the Renaissance and baroque style, another one raised in the neo-Gothic style.
The most admired monument of Bialystok is the late-baroque palace and park complex of the Branicki family. Burnt down during WWII, it was reconstructed to become the seat of the Academy of Medicine. The park was laid out in the 18th century as a landscape park with French sections.
Tourist Information, Bialystok, ul. Sienkiewicza 3 tel./fax +(48-85) 653 79 50, www.city.bialystok.pl