Warsaw is a city which combines past with future in a consistent way. The landscape of the city is dominated by the monumental Palace of Culture and Science. Still, it is surrounded by modern skyscrapers whose number has been growing and growing in recent time.
You can learn a lot about the national heritage thanks to museum institutions: the Historical Museum of Warsaw, the Warsaw Rising Museum, the Fryderyk Chopin Museum or the National Museum ‒ it is worth learning the history which they offer. Other places, such as Copernicus Science Centre, will surely draw you away from the historical atmosphere and take you to the interesting world of science.
Warsaw is a city which thanks to a dynamic progress has been turned into a popular economic, scientific and cultural centre of the middle east part of Europe in recent years. Many monuments and other buildings such as the Royal Castle, the Palace in Wilanów, the Royal Łazienki, the Powązkowski Cemetery, St. John's Archcathedral and the Ujazdów Castle are really impressive. In memory of an exceptionally important moment, which was changing the political system in 1989, the Presidential Palace, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Belweder were wonderfully reconstructed.
In the Old Town, also a charming place, you can see monuments such as the Sigismund's Column, St. John's Archcathedral, the Mermaid statue, the Gnojna Mountain, the Barbican, Jan Kiliński monument and the Little Insurgent Monument. The Old Town market, where various events have been held for ages, is also noteworthy.
In the New Town, so the part of the city which was a separate town until the 18th century, you will see the Church of the Holy Spirit. While walking in the maze of lovely local streets, you can come across many atmospheric cafés and restaurants. The New Town market contains monuments such as St. Kazimierz Church or the Church of the Visitation of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Nowadays, there is a cast-iron well with the crest of the New Town in its centre. In the past, a town hall used to stand there. In close vicinity, there are the Warsaw Rising Museum and the beautiful Krasiński Palace.
During a walk in Warsaw, you should also pay attention to monuments of meritorious Poles: Nicolaus Copernicus, Bolesław Prus, Fryderk Chopin, king John III Sobieski and many others. It is worth visiting the Warsaw Zoo, which was opened in 1928, for some rest. Today, lots of rare species live there.