Warsaw Sights

It is very difficult to pinpoint where the Warsaw city center is. Varsovians differ in its definition. Some would say it is the area around the Palace of Culture and Science (and the Central Railway Station), which is bustleswith fashionable shops and hotels. Others would argue that plac Trzech Krzyży is the center—or plac Zbawiciela. For many, it would be the area around the Royal Castle and

the Old Town square; after all, it was at this location that a fishing hamlet was founded and eventually grew into Warsaw town.

For the visitor, the question is, happily, not so important because all these places are not at all far from one another, and Warsaw is an easy city to navigate. The Palace of Culture and Science will certainly provide you with a useful orientation point: to its north lies the Royal Route, the Old Town, and the New Town; to its south, the Diplomatic Quarter and the Łazienki Park. West of the Old Town lie Muranów and Mirów, neighborhoods in the former Jewish district. All these sights are on the left bank of the Vistula River.

On the right bank is the Praga District, a poorer quarter of workers and artisans that emerged from the war fairly intact. Today, Praga is becoming increasingly fashionable, and many visitors find its galleries, bars, and unique "provincial" flavor well worth the trip across the Vistula.

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Księży Młyn

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This model city within a city was founded by the Scheibler and Grohman industrialist families, who were initially competitors but who...

Muzeum Historii Miasta Łodzi

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The Pałac Poznańskiego, another grand home of another of Łódź's major industrialist families, is now the city's main museum. The...

Muzeum Sztuki

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One of the best art collections in Poland specializes mostly in modern avant-garde and contemporary art—both Polish and international.

Muzeum Włókiennictwa

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This impressive collection of both machines and textiles is an important record of the industry that make Łódź the city it is today.

Ulica Piotrkowska

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Łódź's main boulevard is lined with shops, cafés, cinemas, galleries, bars, and clubs. And to think that in the mid-19th century...

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