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Lazienki Palace and Park

Agrykoli 1, 00-460 Warszawa

weblazienki-krolewskie.pl phone+48 22 506 00 28

Lazienki Palace (also called Palace on the Isle or Water) stands on 76 hectare area where are combine elements of a traditional French garden with English park. This is the centre of numerous cultural and scientific events, and is a favourite point for residents and tourists for taking a stroll. Originally a bathhouse for powerful aristocrat Stanislaw Lubomirski, it was completely remodelled by Poland's last King Stanislaw August Poniatowski (1764-95), who made it his summer residence. Beside the Palace you can find in the park also the Stanislavian Theatre, White Pavilion, Myślewicki Palace, Chopin monument (1926), Old Orangery, a classicist Amphitheatre loosely inspired by Herculaneum and many other monuments and buildings.

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Royal Castle

plac Zamkowy 4, 00-277 Warszawa

webzamek-krolewski.pl phone+48 22 355 51 70

Located on the Castle square (plac Zamkowy) at the entrance to the Old Town, it was the official residence of the Polish monarchs. In 1926-1939 it used to be the seat of Polish president. During the German invasion in 1939, the castle was badly damaged by German bombing and artillery. Further damage occurred in 1944 at the Warsaw Uprising. Restoration work was started in the early 70s. The symbolic moment came in 1974, when the castle tower clock ran again, at the same time when they were stopped by German bombardment. Nowaday the castle serves as the seat of the National Museum and gala events.

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Palace of Culture and Science

1 Defilad Sq, 00-901 Warszawa

webpkin.pl phone+ 48 22 656 76 00

With the height 237 m (778 ft) it is the highest building in Warshaw. It was originally known as the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science because the building was a "gift from Stalin to the Polish nation". After revolution in 1989 Stalin's name was removed from the interior lobby and one of the building's sculptures. The Palace was built for 3 years and completed in 1955 according to the design of the Soviet architect Lev Rudnev. Architecturally, it is a mix of Socialist realism and Polish historicism inspired by American art deco skyscrapers. Currently it is the headquarters of many companies and public institutions, such as cinemas, theaters, libraries, sports clubs, universities, scientific institutions and authorities of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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Barbacan (Barbican) Gate

Old Town, Warsaw, Poland


Barbican, a fortified gateway between New Town and Old Town, was built in 1548 in a place of an older gate to protect Nowomiejska Street and designed by Jan Baptist the Venetian (Italian Renaissance architect living in Poland). The barbican had the form of a 3-level semicircular bastion manned by fusiliers, 14 meters wide and 15 meters high, and extended 30 meters from the external walls. The most part of the Warsaw Old Town Wall has survived since the time it was built in the 14th century.

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Chopin museum

Okólnik 1, Warszawa, Poland

webchopin.museum phone+48 22 441 62 51

The museum is dedicated to the world-famous Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era - Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) who was born in the Duchy of Warsaw and grew up in Warsaw. The museum was refurbished for the 200th anniversary (2010) of Frédéric Chopin's birth and currently it is one of the most modern, interactive museums in Poland. Its collections are displayed on five levels of exhibition space which are dedicated e.g. to the Chopin childhood, Women of Chopin, time spent in Paris and his death. Visitors will receive a magnetic card to listen numerous songs or read different pieces of book about Chopin's life.

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Copernicus Science Centre

Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, 00-390 Warszawa

webkopernik.org.pl phone+48 22 596 41 00

Located on the bank of the Vistula River in Warsaw, Copernicus Science Centre is the largest science museum in Poland. There are over 450 interactive exhibits where visitors can carry out single-handedly experiments and discover the laws of science for themselves. The first module of the Centre building was opened in 2010 with five galleries (On the move, Humans and the environment, Roots of civilization, Lightzone, Bzzz!). Other modults were opened the following year: a planetarium „The Heavens of Copernicus“, the Discovery Park; Chemistry, Biology and Physics laboratory and Robotics workshop.

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Wilanów Palace

Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16, 02-958 Warszawa

webwilanow-palac.pl phone+48 801 011 779

The Baroque Royal residence, Wilanów Palace, miraculously survived both World Wars and currently belongs to the most beautiful historic buildings in Warsaw. The palace was built in the last quarter of the 17th century like a summer residence of King of Poland Jan III Sobieski. Later it was enlarged by other owners. Its architecture is a combination of European art with Polish building traditions. The main floor consists of the White Hall, Statue of Jan III Sobieski, The chapel, King's Library, bedroom, Grand Vestibule, Queen's Bedroom, North Gallery, Etruscan Cabinet and the Paintings Gallery called Museum.

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