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Warsaw, situated on the Wisla (Vistula) River, has a population of 1,7 million, and is Poland’s capital as well as its cultural and industrial centre.

One’s basic impression of Warsaw today is that of a modern city; the historic old-city was razed to the ground during the dreadful destruction caused by World War II. Following the war, the buildings of the old-city – including the Royal Palace – were individually reconstructed; as a result of this exemplary work, this section of the city was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Warsaw’s main attractions can be found near the old-city’s Market Square; these are the Royal Palace, the round “Barbakan Bastion”, and the Gothic style St. John’s Cathedral.

The so-called “King’s Way” connects the Royal Palace with the royal family’s summer residence – the Lazienki Palace; the route is lined with middle-class dwellings, churches, mansions and museums.

Warsaw, Royal Castle
Warsaw, Royal Castle
 

Amongst the museums, the Warsaw History Museum deserves special mention; besides the exhibits relating to the city’s history, there are also astonishing documents, dealing with the wartime destruction and subsequent reconstruction of the city, on display.

Rising from the city’s centre, the Palace of Science and Culture is Warsaw’s tallest building; a wonderful panorama can be enjoyed from its 30th floor.

In addition to the above, one can experience Warsaw’s sparkling cultural life by visiting the old-city’s numerous cultural institutions, museums, galleries and entertainment centres.


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