Poland's third biggest city is a sprawling open-air art gallery where huge murals fill the sides of buildings. Artur Rubinstein plays a grand piano, card players inspect their hands on a street corner and a dark figure fixes a street light; some of the many sculptures that are scattered around the city.
A more formal art gallery can be found at Manufaktura, a factory converted into a plush leisure complex; one of Europe's most impressive urban regeneration projects.
Lodz was once the Jewish hub of Poland. However, the Nazis set up a ghetto in the north of the city, in Baluty. You can see traces of the ghetto following the ghetto trail which starts from Piotrkowska Street. You can also visit one of Europe's largest Jewish cemeteries, which has graves of those who developed this young city in the 19th century.
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