Puppet Friendly City
Ciudad amiga de las Marionetas
The city was and still is a meeting place for Poles, Belarusians, Jews, Lithuanians, Germans, Russians, Tatars, Ukrainians and Romani people.
It features several hundred historical monuments, 250 of which were entered into the register of monuments. It is surrounded by picturesque towns and villages constituting the legacy of various cultures.
The Bialystok Puppet Theatre belongs to the oldest puppet theatres in Poland, which apart from the stage for children also created a puppet stage for the adults.
With nearly 300 thousand residents, Bialystok is the largest city in north- eastern Poland and the capital of the Podlaskie Voivodeship. It plays the role of the administrative, economic, scientific and cultural centre of this part of the country, which due to its unique ecological values is known as the Green Lungs of Poland. Location in this ecologically clean and full of tourist attractions region and extensive infrastructure make Bialystok and its surrounding areas an attractive place for living, leisure and development of tourism.
The history of Bialystok dates back to the 17th century, while its characteristic nature developed in the climate of coexistence of many nationalities, religions, cultures, customs and traditions.