Poland – Warsaw Travel Guide

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ENG: Hello, world travelers! Where are you today? If you need an idea where to go, I have one. Today, I’m presenting to you, Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Warsaw has more than 1 700 000 residents and it’s economical, tourist, cultural center of Poland.

There are numerous legends about the foundation of this city, but my favorite is a love legend. The fisherman Wars fell in love with mermaid Zawa. Their love was so big that a city was born from it. The name of the city was a combination of their names Warszawa and it means, “belonging to Wars”.

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Like most European cities in the World War II, Warsaw was bombed and destroyed, too. 85 percent of the city was destoyed. After the war, the government reconstructed all the building, houses, palaces. The Warsaw’s historical center, The Old and New Town were reconstructed, too.

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“The Royal Route” is the most popular tourist route. It take place on the left bank of Vistula river, starting from the Old Town and ending at Wilanow Palace. The landmark of the city is The Old Town, founded in 13th century. It’s surrounded by massive walls and here you can see  The Royal Castle, King Zygmunt’s Column, beautiful vibrant Market square and Barbican. The Barbican is a big gate tower between Old and New Town. Warsaw’s New Town is not that new. It was founded in 15th century and was an independent city until the 1791. While you’re on your tour, take a break at Market square and have a quick lunch. You can try  “ zapiekanka “, a local specialty, a baguette filled with cheese, mushrooms,  mayonnaise and ketchup. One of the interesting places on this tour is definitely Royal palace on the bank of Vistula river. This palace was once a home to Polish king and now it’s a museum of decorative arts.

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While you’re in Warsaw, be sure to visit Fryderyk Chopin and Maria Curie museums. Dedicated to the famous composer Chopin and to physicist and chemist, two-time Nobel Prize winner, Marie Curie, these are the place where you can learn a lot about Polish history and culture.

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If you like shopping, I recommend to you shopping malls outside the city center, malls like Galeria Centrum and Arkadia.

The newer part of the city is looking more modern and urban. There are numerious buildings from Soviet era, and the highest one is Palace of Culture and Science. This building is especially nice during the night when all the colorful lights are on.

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I didn’t know what to expect visiting Warsaw. But I was impressed. I learn a lot about Polish history, culture and really started to like this city. Now, it’s not a way station on the trip trough Europe, it’s an important destination and the dear city I’ll come back to.

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SRB: Zdravo svetski putnici! U kom gradu ste danas? Da li vam je potrebna mala pomoć u izboru vaše sledeće destinacije? Imam jednu ideju! Danas vam predstavljam Varšavu, prestonicu Poljske. Varšava ima 1 700 000 stanovnika i ona je ekonomiski, kulturisni i turistički centar Poljske.

Postoje brojne legende o nastanku ovog grada, ali je meni najdraža romantična priča o ljubavnom paru, o ribaru Varsu i sireni Zavi. NAime, legenda kaze da je njihova ljubav bila toliko velika da se iz te ljubavi stvorio grad. Ime grada nastalo je on njihovih imena, Varšava.

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Kao i brojni gradovi u Evropi tokom drugog svetskog rata, i Varšava je bila bombardovana i uništena u toku bombardovanja Nacista. 85 posto teriotrije Varšave je bilo uništeno. NAkon rata, vlada je obnovila sve zgrade, palate, muzeje, stambene blokove, kuće. Istorijski centar grada, Stari i Novi grad, takođe su bili su unisteni i obnovljeni.

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Najznačajnija turistička tura Varšavom je ” Kraljevka tura”. Obuhvata prostor na levoj obali reke Visle i kreće od Starog grada i završava se kod palate Vilanov. Obeležje Varšave je njen Stari grad, osnovan u 13-tom veku. Okružen je masivnim zidinama i u okviru njega možete videti Kraljvski Dvor, Spomenik kralju Zigmundu, glavni gradski trg i Barbikan, veliki toranj- kapija između Starog i Novog grada. Novi grad i nije baš toliko nov. Osnovan je u 15-tom veku i do 1791. godine bio je nezavisan grad Dok ste na glavnom trgu u Starom gradu, napravite pauzu i probajte čuveni Varšavski specijalitet “ zapiekanka “ – kifla filovana sirom, pečurkama, majoneyomi kečapom. Kraljvka palata on platou iznad reke Visle je nešto što morate obavezno posetiti u okviru ove ture. Ova palata je nekada bila dom Poljskih kraljeva a sada je muzej dekorativnih umetnosti.

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Dok ste u Varšavi, obavezno posetite muzeje Frederika Šopena i Marije Kiri. Posvećeni su najvećem Poljskom kompozitoru i fizičarki i hemičarki, dvostrukoj dobitnici Nobelove nagrada, i ovde možete mnogo saznati o istoriji i kulturi Poljske.

Ukoliko ste raspoloženi za kupovinu, predlažem vam šoping centre van centra grade, poput Galerije Centru i Arkadije.

Novi deo grada odiše modernim i urbanim duhom. Postoji mnogo zgrada iz Sojvetskog ere, među kojima je najviša Palata kulture i nauke. Ova zgrada je posebno interesanta uveče kada je osvetljena svetlima raznih boja.

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Kada sam planirala svoj put za Poljsku i Varšavu, nisam znala šta da očekujem, ali bila sam impresionirana. Naučila sam mnogo i Poljskoj istoriji, kulturi i zaista mi se dopao ovaj grad. Sada,Varšava nije samo usputna stanica na proputovanju Evropom, sada je to meni veoma drag grad kome ću se uvek rado vratiti.

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