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Offical name: ​ Republic of Poland


Capital: Warsaw

Form of Government:  Parliamentary Republic​

Currency: Złoty (PLN)

Area: 312,685 km²

Population:  38 million

Other Major citiies:  Krakow, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Poznan, Katowice, Gdynia, Zakopane 

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Poland  offers natural beauty as well as a rich, intriguing history and culture. The country suffered more than most during World War II and much of the country has was restored  after 1945, to their former beauty . It’s a modern European country, brimming with culture and energy.  

Nature lovers can enjoy the nation’s idyllic lakes, emerald forests, and breathtaking mountains. The lake district of Mazury is perfect for water sports, and the resorts along the Baltic coastline are famous for beach destination with port city of Gdańsk and Malbork Castle. The Tatra Mountains are ideal for trekking and skiing. Poland's Bialowieza Forest is home to the world's largest population of wisent, or European bison. 

For history lovers who want to learn more about the WWII, the concentration camps will tell the full story of the war horror.  One of most famous concentration camp is the the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. Other interesting points of interest for history buffs include Oskar Schindler’s Factory (Krakow) and the incredible Wieliczka Salt Mine.


The national capital, Warsaw, is a modern and dynamic city.  Warsaw was almost completely destroyed during WWII, most of the buildings were rebuilt in 1948, and look much like the original structures. The Old Town is a good example of reincarnation. Because of this incredible reconstruction, Warsaw is called “A Phoenix that rose from its ashes” and the Old Town has earned its UNESCO World Heritage Status.

The famous polish composer and virtuoso,  Frédéric Chopin spent his childhood and early youth here. 

Whether you are into history, architecture, classical music or contemporary art, Warsaw is bound to offer something you will enjoy. It is famed for its lively nightlife scenes, world-class restaurants, and reconstructed medieval architecture. Let’s explore the best things to do in Warsaw.

Old Town

Immediately after the war, the Old town was restored to its pre-war condition, in a five-year reconstruction campaign by its citizens, resulted in today's meticulous restoration of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century. The Old town was inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.


The charming Square is flanked by many restaurants, café , Renaissance and Baroque merchants’ houses in a spectrum of colours. In the middle of the square stands a statue of the Warsaw Mermaid, the emblem and guardian of the city.

Krakowskie Przedmieście Street

After touring the Old Town, head along Krakowskie Przedmieście street, arguably the most elegant street of the city, on which many culturally important buildings and monuments are located. The one-mile long street, links the Old Town and the Royal Castle. You’ll see palaces, dignified monuments and eminent Polish institutions like the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw University and the Presidential Palace.

Royal Castle

Located on Castle Square at the entrance to Old Town, Warsaw’s Royal Castle was the seat of the Polish royalty between the 16th and 18th centuries. The castle was completely destroyed by the German army during World War II and, because of the Communist regime, it was only reconstructed in the 1980s, but it blends into the Old Town’s atmosphere very well. The castle is a museum today, hosting an impressive collection of paintings and furniture from the 16th century. Among other great pieces, are two Rembrandt’s paintings.

Łazienki Park

Warsaw’s largest park , initially built as  royal baths and was enriched in the 18th century.  Hopping from one pavilions to another, marvelling at the sumptuous Łazienki Palace or just relaxing in the greenery.  One of the most prestigious monuments in the park is composer Frédéric Chopin, designed in 1907 in the Art Nouveau style. To understand more  about Chopin  and see his last piano, head to the Chopin Museum on Okolnik Street.

Warsaw Uprising Monument on Krasiński Square 

A tribute to the Polish insurgents who fought in the failed attempt to end their city's Nazi occupation in August 1944. Those who would like to get to know the turbulent yet fascinating contemporary history of the city should visit this museum. 

Palace of Culture and Science

The Palace of Culture and Science is the tallest building in Poland It is a multi-functional building that houses everything from companies to entertainment venues. You can access the Palace’s terrace on the 30th floor and enjoy a mesmerizing 360° view of Warsaw. 

Copernicus Science Centre

Poland’s top science museum opened in 2010 and has more than 400 interactive exhibits across six zones, each tackling a different field, from the Roots of Civilisation to the Lightzone, investigating the nature of light, and enable visitors to single-handedly carry out experiments and discover the laws of science for themselves. In the centre, there's also a 3D planetarium  where visitors can see more than just images of the starry sky and related films. The shows concern a variety of popular science issues, including from the field of astronomy, natural science and ethnography.

The Scence Centre is the largest institution of its type in Poland and one of the most advanced in Europe.

Wilanów Palace

Wilanow Palace is one of the most important monuments in Poland, representing what Poland was like before the 18th century. The palace was built as a home for King John III Sobieski. After his death the palace was owned by private families, each one changing the way the palace looked.

The royal palace survived WWII almost unscathed, and most of its furnishings and art were reinstalled after the war. Today, it is a museum that is home to the country’s artistic and royal heritage. It hosts several music festivals, including the summer concerts in the garden


Another well-known Polish city, situated on the Vistula River in Lesser Poland Province,  Kraków is the  second-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. It was the official capital of Poland until 1596 and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life. Listed as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, in 1978, UNESCO approved Kraków's entire Old Town, the historic centre and the Wawel Castle as its first World Heritage List in the world. 

Wawel Castle

Wawel is a fortified architectural complex erected over many centuries atop a limestone  on the left bank of the Vistula river. The  refurbished complex consists of many impressive  historical  Renaissance buildings  and fortifications. The largest and best known of these are the Royal Castle and the Wawel Cathedral. The castle itself has been described as "one of the most fascinating of all European castles. Today, the Wawel is both a place of national pilgrimage and a popular tourist destination.

Old Town

Old Town is mesmerizing delightful churches and old buildings line its picturesque market square, the biggest square in Europe!

Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

One of the symbols of city, a pearl of renaissance architecture, Sukiennice or the Cloth Hall is  Kraków’s oldest “commercial centre”. It was once a major centre of international trade, with its 'golden age' in the fifteenth century. Travelling merchants met there to discuss business and to barter. The hall was the source of a variety of exotic imports from the east- spices, silk, leather and wax,  while Kraków itself exported textiles, lead, and salt from the Wieliczka Salt Mine. In front of the Cloth Hall is the Statue of Adam Mickiewicz, a Polish poet, dramatist, and political activist. He is regarded as national poet in Poland.

Kościuszko Mound

Built by the citizens of Krakow in 1823, resting on top of Blessed Bronislawa Hill in honor of Polish national hero Tadeusz Kościuszko, who fought in the American War of Independence and later inspired an uprising against foreign rule in Poland. The hollow mound is made from soil brought from towns all over Poland. Inside, are urns with soil from the battlefields where Kościuszko fought.

Climb up to the peak for spectacular views of the city and neighboring Tatra Mountains. It sounds challenging, but the reward is astounding!

Next to the mound is a museum that displays artifacts relating to Kościuszko.

Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtya)

Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtya) spent 58 years living in  Kraków before he was elected to the papacy. He was elevated to the papacy as Pope John Paul II in 1978—the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. 19, Kanonicza street is where John Paul II lived from 1951 to 1963. It has been turned into the Archdiocese Museum with a department devoted to the late Pope.

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Oskar Schindler's Factory

Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory  is a former metal item factory in Kraków, now hosts

a permanent exhibition entitled Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945,  one of the most interesting and important exhibitions to visit when in Krakow.


Oskar Schindler (1908-1974) was a German enterpreneur and a member of the Nazi party. He is credited with saving approximately 1200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories.


His story became well-known to the public thanks to the popular Steven Spielberg's movie, Schindler's list (1993), one of the most heartbreaking stories in the history of mankind. Ever since then, his former factory has been crowded by tourists from all over the world.


Today, the story of the Holocaust victims in Nazi-occupied Kraków is brought closer to the visitors in this former Enamel Factory of Oskar Schindler .