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Warsaw sightseeing

The Capital of Poland. Rebuilt after World War II practically from scratch now is the administrative, scientific, cultural, and tourist center of the country. The Royal Castle with beautifully restored chambers: The Throne Room, Envoys’ Room, Senators’ Room. Many of them are decorated with exquisite paintings by Canaletto, Bacciarelli and Remrandt. The Old Town which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List with the Sigismund Column commemorating the ruler who moved the capital from Krakow on the turn of the 17th century. The Museum of Municipal History can help to understand the destruction and massive reconstruction. St. John’s Cathedral – the coronation and burial church of kings, bishops and noble Poles is located within the Royal Tract. The picturesque Main Market Square passes to the defensive walls with the rounded building called “The Barbican”, Krakowskie Przedmiescie – the representative tract with mansions, churches and sumptuous buildings of public use, the Pilsudski’s Square with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Possibility to explore palaces of Warsaw. “Lazienki” Palace on the Water - the 18th century summer residence of the last Polish king – Stanisław August Poniatowski. There is an interesting museum in the interiors. More than interesting is the English-style park with the romantic statue of Chopin depicted as sitting under a typical Mazovian willow. Wilanow- the palace usually called “the Polish Versailles” is the 17th century splendid residence of king Jan III Sobieski – who defeated the Turks at the battle of Vienna in 1683, richly decorated chambers (such as the Mirror Room, the Library, the Great Crimson Chamber). Possibility to see panorama of Warsaw from the 32nd floor of the Palace of Culture and Science. The Warsaw Uprising Museum, one of Poland's best museums it is a tribute to all those who fought and died for freedom of Poland and its capital city. Interactive displays, photographs, video footage, exhibits shows not only military events of 63 days of heroic fights, but also everyday life of ordinary inhabitants of Warsaw.