The Castle Square and the Grzybowski Square in Warsaw

The Castle Square and the Grzybowski Square in Warsaw

Marking the beginning of the Royal Road, the Castle Square with a more or less triangular form stretches in front of the Royal Castle and is one of the most popular meeting places for both tourists and locals. The Warsaw Jewish Community Center is at the intersection of the streets of Twarda, Bagno, Grzybowska and the Street of Kings and is represented by a triangular market, the Grzybowski Square. The history of this place dates back to the beginning of the eighteenth century, when it wa... [ read more ]

The Powazki Cemetery in Warsaw

The Powazki Cemetery in Warsaw

Located in the western part of Warsaw, in the Wola district, the Powazki Cemetery is the most famous and oldest cemetery of the city and was founded in the year 1790. In Polish is called the Stare Powązki which translated means the Old Powązki and is not to be confused with the Powazki Military Cemetery. Because it is a cross between a traditional cemetery and a park with secular trees, where rest the remains of two million inhabitants, the Powazki Cemetery can be surely considered one ... [ read more ]

The Jablonowski Palace and the Belvedere Palace in Warsaw

The Jablonowski Palace and the Belvedere Palace in Warsaw

Located in the Teatralny Square in the Srodmiescie neighborhood, the Jablonowski Palace is an impressive structure that reminds us both of the Warsaw of the past and the city's commitment of restoring historical buildings. This neoclassical building was built between 1773-1785 for Antoni Barnaba Jabłonowski, a leading Polish nobleman and politician. It was rebuilt in the early nineteenth century to house the City Hall. At a few kilometers in the south of the Royal Palace is the residence... [ read more ]

The Ostrogski Castle or the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw

The Ostrogski Castle or the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw

In the center of Warsaw stands an impressing building first defensive structure known as the Ostrogski Castle. It was built in the late sixteenth century on the initiative of the oligarch of Krakow, Prince Janusz Ostrogski. Since the construction of the palace began only after the death of Prince Ostrogski, the building was bought in the early 1680s by the Deputy Chancellor of the Crown, Jan Gninski, who decided to build a residence according to the plans of architect Tylman de Gameren. I... [ read more ]

The Gestapo headquarters and the Pawiak prison in Warsaw

The Gestapo headquarters and the Pawiak prison in Warsaw

One of the most feared buildings of the twentieth century Warsaw is the Szucha street Nr. 25, known as the former headquarters of the Gestapo. Constructed between 1927-1930 the building operated as a religious center, but with the advent of the Nazi regime in 1939, the building has become one of the scariest buildings in Poland, when for five years worked as a brutal interrogation center. Built between the years 1830-1833, the Pawiak prison was the most famous political prison in Poland, ... [ read more ]

The Jerusalem Avenue and the Prozna Street in Warsaw

The Jerusalem Avenue and the Prozna Street in Warsaw

One of the main streets of Warsaw that crosses the downtown from east to west known as the Jerusalem Avenue (Al Jerozolimskie) connects the western part of the Wola district and the bridge built over the River Vistula and the Prague district across the river. Located not far from downtown Warsaw, the Prozna Street (Ul Próżna) is the testimony of the Nazi invasion in the capital, when there was established a ghetto for the Jewish population during the period of the Second World War. The ... [ read more ]

The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw

The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw

Warsaw is no longer a cold city without cultural activities as it was under communism. Today the Polish capital has undergone a visible transformation process: the downtown was restored and the old buildings have been replaced by skyscrapers blocks. Warsaw is an amazing city, full of contrasts and will not leave you indifferent. Palaces, churches, buildings with a unique architecture dominate the markets, parks and gardens of Warsaw. The tallest building of Poland and the eighth among the... [ read more ]

The Radziwill Palace or the Presidential Palace in Warsaw

The Radziwill Palace or the Presidential Palace in Warsaw

The Radziwill Palace in Warsaw that we can see today is the last classic version of the one that stayed here since 1643. Over the years it has been rebuilt and remodeled for several times. For its first 175 years of existence the palace was the private property of several aristocratic families. Since 1818 the building began operating as a governmental structure, today being the Residential Palace. Located on the Krakowskie Przedmiescie street, Radziwill Palace was built in 1643 by one of ... [ read more ]