The voivodeship lies at the eastern border of the European Union. The most important transcontinental roads and railways are found throughout the region. With four universities, a polytechnic institute and private colleges, Lublin is one of the country’s biggest academic centres: every fourth citizen of Lublin is a student. There are also numerous science institutes, research and development centres.
The Lublin region is an area attractive to tourists who like to spend their time actively; there are thousands of kilometres of designated trails to be covered on foot, by bicycle or on horseback, including trails in the national and landscape parks. Recreation and relaxation close to nature is guaranteed by hundreds of agritourism households, which specialise in making traditional products and regional cuisine, households having riding schools, fisheries, organising canoeing and bicycle rallies or, for example, a photographic safari. Lubelskie Voivodeship also offers many places and historical monuments connected with different cultures and religions. The most important of those is Zamość: a perfect Renaissance town from the UNESCO World Heritage list, in the past created and inhabited by Catholics, Orthodox, Greeks, Jews, Armenians. A perfect example of how the culture and religion of eastern and western Europe permeate each other is the Chapel of the Holy Trinity of Lublin Castle: a historical monument of the highest class, which combines Gothic architecture with Ruthenian-Bizantine fresco.