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Sightseeing in Warsaw - what to see. Complete travel guide

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.
You will need more than one day full of sightseeing if you want to see all the sights of Warsaw. Beautiful old castles and churches, interesting museums and galleries are visited by … Open
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.
One of the most beautiful city’s parks is named Lazienki Park and it’s located nearby the city’s center. When you decide to walk in this park, don’t forget to visit the Lazienki Palace or the Palace on the Water – one of the biggest cultural facilities of the city. In the palace guests will find magnificent greenhouses, an amphitheater, and several trading pavilions. The center of the modern culture – the Market Square – is the best place to see musicians and painters, see interesting shops and dine in one of the traditional restaurants of Warsaw. Among exhibition halls the biggest attention traditionally get Zacheta National Gallery, Art Gallery, and the Center of Modern Art. Travellers also like the Historical Museum, the Warsaw Archbishop Museum and the Royal Palace. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Warsaw
♥   Castle 'Royal Castle' , 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ujazdowski Castle' , 4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Warsaw
♥   Landscape Park 'Chojnowski Park Krajobrazowy' , 22.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Mazowiecki Park Krajobrazowy' , 27.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Kampinoski Park Narodowy' , 33 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Nadbużański Park Krajobrazowy' , 55.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Chełmiński Park Krajobrazowy' , 63.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Warsaw and around
♥   Art museum 'Lanckoroński Collection in the Royal Castle' Warsaw, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Academy of Fine Arts Museum inside Czapski Palace' Warsaw, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Museum' Warsaw, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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