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Basic information

  • Area: 516.9 km² (199.6 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +4822
  • Currency: Złoty (PLN)
  • Population (EST): 1,714,000
  • Official language: Polish
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Warsaw – Places to Visit

Historical Museum Of The City Of Warsaw

Situated in 11 town houses carefully reconstructed after the Second World War, the Historical Museum of the Capital City of Warsaw occupies the northern facade of the Old Town Market. It features the permanent exhibition entitled "The Seven Ages of Warsaw" as well as temporary exhibitions. Among the exhibits visitors will find paintings, drawings, examples of artistic craftsmanship, prints, sculptures, mementoes of well-known Warsaw inhabitants, photographs, documents and seals as well of models of buildings lost to history.

Contemporary Art Gallery Farbiarnia na Pieknej

Situated in the centre of the Warsaw city, near the Konstytucji Square, the Contemporary Art Gallery features artworks of the most appealing Polish and foreign artists. The gallery exists to promote quality modern art. There is a fine selection of artworks of various styles, themes, sizes and techniques, including paintings, drawings, graphics and sculpture all created by talented artists who have already secured a reputation. Their works are of high aesthetic and artistic value as well as being affordable.

Museum of Wooden Architecture of the Region of Siedlce

Situated in the district of of Grebków, between the town Grebków and the village Kopcie, the main building of the Museum of Wooden Architecture is a large larch wood manor house from 1743. Visitors come to the museum to admire its interior with furniture from various ages inspired by numerous styles. The manor house is surrounded by old woods and the manor farm is now replaced by a complex of wooden houses specific to the region of Siedlce. The many artworks on show feature mainly nobles' portraits, drawings, landscapes, watercolours, sculpture and pieces of applied art.

The Staszic Palace

Built in 1820 to 1823 in the neoclassical style for the Society of the Friends of Science, the Staszic Palace was redeveloped as Russian school in the 2nd half of 19th century. Burnt out during the 1944 Uprising, it was rebuilt and extended from 1947 to 1949, serving as seat of Polish Academy of Sciences from 1952 onwards.

Miejski Ogród Zoologiczny w Warszawie (Zoological Garden)

A great family day out. During May to September the Garden is open daily from 09:00 to 18:00 or sometimes longer according to weather conditions and attendance. During October to April the Garden is open from 09:00 to 15:00 or longer once again according to weather and attendance.

2012 UEFA European Football Championship

In 2009 Warsaw was confirmed as one of the host cities of 2012 UEFA European Football Championship