Warsaw -warszawa-_poprawione[1]

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Warsaw -warszawa-_poprawione[1]

  1. 1. It is located on the Vistula River, roughly 260 kilometres (160 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometres (190 mi) from the Carpathian Mountains.
  2. 2. The first mention of Warsaw appeared in the document by Duke Siemowit II issued in 1313. However, it was around 1300 that the Warsaw stronghold was founded. It is also known as the "phoenix city" because it has survived so many wars throughout its history.The city was rebuilt after the damage it suffered in World War II, during which 85% of its buildings were destroyed.
  3. 3. Former residence of Mazovian princes. Once the capital was moved to Warsaw from Krakow, the castle served as seat of the king and the government. Completely destroyed during World War II.
  4. 4. It is the tallest building in Poland originally known as the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science as it was a gift from the Soviet Union to the people of Poland. Many Poles initially hated the building because they considered it to be a symbol of Soviet domination, and at least some of that negative feeling persists today.
  5. 5. also called the Palace on the Water, Water Palace and the Palace on the Isle — is a neoclassical palace in Warsaw's Royal Baths Park. Palace, located on an artificial island, was the summer residence of the King Stanisław August Poniatowski. Here his famous summer lunches took place on Thursdays.
  6. 6. One of the most important monuments of Polish national culture – the residence of Jan III Sobieski.
  7. 7. The National Stadium is used mostly for football matches and it is the home stadium of Poland national football team. The stadium has a seating capacity of 58,145 which makes it the largest association football arena in Poland. Its construction started in 2008 and finished in November 2011.
  8. 8. The Presidential Palace is one of the largest palaces in Warsaw. This is the official seat of the President of the Republic of Poland.
  9. 9. Barbican is a part of the city walls built in the 16th century. The sculpture commemorates the heroic children who fought during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944.
  10. 10. In the 14th c. the mermaid symbol was for the first time depicted in the Warsaw coat of arms, becoming one of the most recognizable city emblems. The mermaid is featured in many legends going back to the early days of the Polish capital. She is also portrayed in two statues, one of which stands in Old Town Market Square and the other on the bank of the Vistula River.
  11. 11. Information and pictures choosed byAnna Bożek and Zofia Lasak

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