Warsaw is a city with long history and difficult destiny. After World War I around 85% of the city’s buildings were destroyed and all power was thrown into the development of the old city and its historical sites. The majority of sculptures, monuments and buildings were restored almost from nothing, making Warsaw even more miraculous and unique. The city is known as a cultural center of the country. There are 25 theatres, 43 museums and a philharmonic in the city. In order not to get lost in wide choice of sights, we should mention several main destinations that should be definitely included into a cultural program of any travellers who wants to know more about this wonderful city.
Old and new parts of the city are divided by a grandiose stone wall named Barbakan. The wall was built in the 14th century and it protected the center of Warsaw until the 18th century. The center of the old city is usually defined by Plac Zamkowy. On this square is installed the monument of Sigismund III – one of the oldest statues in Warsaw. Church of the Holy Cross is known as the most famous religious sight of the city. The church was built in the middle of the 16th century instead of a small wooden chapel that has stood there earlier.
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