Warsaw – the capital and the largest city in Poland. The economic, political and cultural hub. A thriving metropolis with incredible history. A symbol of fighting for freedom and independence. Ruined during World War II, the city rose from ashes like a phoenix. You can find a lot of greenery here, which occupy as much as 1/4 of the city, sites of culture, beautiful old town, museums, theatres, but also: clubs, bars and exquisite restaurants.
The highest building, and the architectural symbol, of the city is the Palace of Culture and Science, a monument reminding of communist past. The building was erected in 1955 as “a gift of the Soviet nation for the Polish nation” and mixes socialist realism with Polish historicism.
This is a must-see place. The Copernicus Science Centre was named after the greatest Polish astronomer – Nicolaus Copernicus. This is the biggest centre of that sort in Europe. You can find her the most modern planetarium and 450 incredible exhibits.
Warsaw is a city of very rich history, which is at the same time tragic. The Warsaw Uprising Museum shows heroic fight Poles against the Nazi invader.
The historical city centre is of course the Old Town with the Royal Castle and a set of tenements. During World War II, 90% of the city was destroyed. Rebuilt with much effort and exquisite precision, the Warsaw Old Town was placed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980. Currently, it is a humming site for walks full of galleries, cafes and restaurants.
The park in the city centre of 76 ha. There are many tourist’s attractions there, e.g. the Palace on the Water, one of the Warsaw symbols.