Cities of Poland: Warsaw

Stara Warszawa


Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa) is the capital and the largest city of Poland located in the east-central part of the country, about 350 km (217 mi) southeast of the Baltic Sea coastline and north of the Carpathian Mountains.





Five interesting facts about Warsaw:


  • It was founded in about 1300 by the Prince of Płock, Bolesław II of Masovia (1253/58–1313).
  • It has been the capital of the country since 1596.
  • It gained the new title of Phoenix City because of its complete reconstruction after World War II, which had left over 85% of its buildings in ruins.
  • Its historical Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • One of the most famous people born in Warsaw: Frédéric Chopin (composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era; 1810–1849), Marie Curie (physicist and chemist; 1867–1934), Władysław Szpilman (pianist and classical composer; 1911–2000).

Stara ulica Warszawy
Street of the Old Town, Warsaw

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Street of the Old Town, Warsaw

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Street of the Old Town, Warsaw

Rynek Starego Miasta
The Old Town Market Place, Warsaw

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Bubbles for kids, Warsaw

Horse carriage in Warsaw
Horse cab in the Old Town, Warsaw

Keistų Polskie
Flowers shop in the Old Town, Warsaw

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Nowy Świat street, Warsaw

Krishnaits
Hare Krishna people, Warsaw

Grób Nieznanego Żołnierza w Warszawie
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (designed in 1925 by the Polish sculpture, Stanisław Ostrowski), Warsaw

Pałac Prezydencki
Presidential Palace (Neoclassical; built in 1818–1820), Warsaw

View of the National Stadium (seating capacity of 58,145; built in 2008–2012), Warsaw

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Przechodnia street, Warsaw

Most średnicowy w Warszawie
The Śriednicowy Rail Bridge (length of 445 m/1459 ft; built in 1921–1931), Warsaw

Kościół Najświętszego Zbawiciela
The Church of the Holiest Savior (Renaissance/Baroque; built in 1901–1927), Warsaw

Łazienki Królewskie w Warszawie
Łazienki park (76 ha; designed in the 18th century), Warsaw

Pałac Kultury i Nauki
Palace of Culture and Science (237 m/778 ft tall; built in 1952–1955), Warsaw

Skyscrapers Warsaw
Skyscrapers, Warsaw

Skyscrapers in Warsaw
Skyscrapers, Warsaw



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2 comments

  1. Beautiful and progressing city!

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  2. Anonymous11:57 am CEST

    I live in Warsaw for two years now. At the beginnig it was hard to me, becouse I don’t known language, but then I found Gadano School (http://gadano.pl/eng) and finally I can speak polish :D Life is easier here now.

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