Warsaw – the capital of Poland – is a city in which the presence co-exists with the past in harmony. There are no more traces of war damage although 90% of the agglomeration was destroyed. Monumental palaces, churches or housing complexes turned into rubble were meticulously reconstructed. Empty spaces remaining after the buildings that were unable to be restored were filled with modern structures, often designed by world class architects.
Today Warsaw is a flourishing, vibrant metropolitan area. It houses the highest state authorities, offices and embassies. It is also an important scientific and cultural centre. Events of outstanding reputation such as: the International Chopin Piano Competition, International Festival of Contemporary Music “Warsaw Autumn” [Warszawska Jesień], “Jazz Jamboree”, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days are held in the city. The citizens of the capital city are particularly fond of open air concerts in Royal Łazienki Park or in the Old Town.
The National Opera House located in one of the most beautiful buildings in Warsaw deserves some attention as well. Opera and ballet performances enjoying huge popularity among the citizens and tourists are presented there. The Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews joined the group of museums at the city map.
Numerous universities educate students from Poland and abroad. Warsaw University, Warsaw School of Economics and Warsaw University of Technology are educational centres well known in Europe.
The city is developing dynamically. New housing estates, office buildings, shopping malls, hotels are built and new transport links and bike paths are established. The capital city prides itself in numerous parks, squares, beaches on the Vistula river and sport centres. The citizens of Warsaw may spend their leisure time actively as well as observe nature and take relaxing strolls in parks.
Numerous coffee shops, restaurants and bars await those looking for culinary pleasure. At night you may dance is trendy clubs.
Warsaw is well prepared to host travellers. Over 200 facilities offer 20 thousand beds for tourists, whereas the standard of accommodation is adjusted to the guests’ needs.
Citizens are hospitable and cordial, they welcome the travellers kindly.
You are welcome to visit Warsaw, the city where culture of the East meets the culture of the West.