Capital City of Poland
the largest city of Poland and a bustling metropolis. The city appears to be
a concrete jungle in the first impression but actual Warsaw is a picturesque
old town hosting scores of palaces, churches, and architectural complexes.
The city is known to be the lively cultural capital of Poland. Various
theaters, cinemas, museums, and art galleries thrive in the city. Warsaw is
dotted with luxury hotels, happening clubs and discos, parks, castles and
Points of Interest
|Most Popular Sights
||Old Town,Royal Castle, Wilanow Palace
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7th biggest city in the European Union Warsaw Old Town is included in
UNESCO World Heriatge List.
Places of Interest
Warsaw is land of historical monuments, magnificent churches, palaces and
architectural complexes. It is not a dull city of concrete builidings. It is
a magnificent town with many tourist attractions luring the vistors.
Warswa Old Town
Warsaw old town was ruined completely in the World War II and it is realy
diffilcult to believe that whole town was rebuilt in 1950s. City Centre
hosts some elegant royal buildings. Royal Castle, King Zygmunt's Column,
Square Market, and the Barbican are top attrcations of the Warsaw old town.
UNESCO has appreciated the whloe site and listed it as UNESCO world heritage
The Royal Castle
Royal Castle in Warsaw was residence of the Polish monarchs. The castle has
now been trasformed into museum. The palace was built in 1589-1619 and is
located at the Plac Zamkowy, entrance to the old The personal offices of the
King, as well as the administrative offices of the Royal Court of Poland
were located there until the Partitions of Poland. Between 1926 and World
War II the palace was the seat of the Polish president. It is located at the
Plac Zamkowy, at the entrance to the Old Town.
The Wilanow Palace
The palace is now a branch of National Museum. Before being destroyed by
Hitler, the Nazi ruler, the palace was the residence of King John III. The
palace has baroqure interior adorned with period Polish furniture, old
clocks, and collection of Polish portraits. Orangerie is the magnificent
diplay of artistic handicrafts. The monument is a gem of Polish
Displays in the national museum date from ancient to present day Poland.
Formerly known as the museum of fine arts, it was renamed National Museum in
1916. In addition to Polish art the museum diplays a unique colletion of
Egyptian art, famous all over Europe.
Palace of Culture and Science
This is the tallest and largest building all over Poland. Formerly known as
Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science, the building is now an amazing
destination to visit. It houses a concert hall, a cinema, an ice skating
rink and a theater.
Chopin was one of the famous personalities from Poland. A museum named
Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina, depicts different phases of Chopin's life.
The park is located on the royal route connecting the Royal Castle to the
Wilanow Pallace. Lazienki Park is the biggest park in Wraswa. Built in 1624,
the palace was formerly the residence of King Zygmunt III Vasa. Park center
attraction is the picturesque lake where you can enjoy short cruises in the
Getto Zydowskie (Jewish Ghetto)
This is largest Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw. The vast area of the city was
formerly once predominantly inhabited by Jewish Poles. The ghetto was built
by Nazis during the world war II. The Jewish Historical Institute Gallery is
a complete directory to the past Jewish history in Poland. The Ghetto
Heroes' Memorial in Warsaw is a worth seeing monument.
Katedra Sw. Jana (St John's Cathedral)
It boasts of being the oldest and royal church in Warsaw. The church has
been concstructed completely in Mazivian Gothic Style. Built in 15th century
the church was upgraded as a cathedral in 1798. St John's cathedral is one
of the most coronated buliding all over Poland. The paek is worth place for
How To Reach
Polish Airlines is the national airlines operating in Poland. Warsaw is alo
connected by air with all the European destimanations and the Polish cities.
Being the capital city most tourists from all over the world land in Warsaw.
Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport is situated in Okecie, 10 km south west of
the city centre. All the international and domestic flights operate from
here. There is a domestic airport near the international terminal. All major
Polish cities can easily be accessed by the domestic airlines. Gdansk,
Cracow, Poznan, Szczecin, Wroclaw and Katowice all are well connected and
Warsaw has lot of options for train lovers. Warsaw has three stations for
long-distance trains Dworzec Centralny (Warsaw Central), Dworzec
Wschodni(Warsaw East) and Warszawa Zachodnia(Warsaw West). Warsaw Central is
the main railway station handling major international and domesric trains.
Hired taxies and cabs are easily available all over Poland.