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  1. 1. Warsaw The heart of Poland
  2. 2. Warszawa Warsaw Varsovia Varšava
  3. 3. Basic information • Warsaw was probably built at the turn of the thirteenth and fourteenth century in the centre of Poland. One of the Warsaw’s symbols is flag of yellow and red. Its crest is a siren. Warsaw is the capital city of Poland.
  4. 4. A mermaid is the symbol of Warsaw. A legend connected with the mermaid says that there was a young woman called SAWA who was changed into a mermaid by a witch. One day, a fisherman called WARS rescued her and decided to live on the shore of Vistula. The name of the city derives from the names Wars and Sawa.
  5. 5. Palace of Culture and Science • The Palace of Culture and Science earlier known as the Palace of Culture named by Joseph Stalin. One of the tallest buildings in Warsaw. Built in three years and completed in 1955. Built as a gift of the Soviet people for the Polish nation, the building is the work of Soviet architect Lev Rudniew. Currently, the headquarters of many companies and public institutions, such as cinemas, theaters, bookstores, sports clubs, universities (including the Collegium Civitas), academic institutions and authorities of the Polish Academy of Science.
  6. 6. The city is attractive in cultural and tourist terms. A number of well-known cultural events of international importance are held here. Moreover, Warsaw is renowned as a centre of cultural tourism thanks to numerous theatrical and musical venues.
  7. 7. Greenspace covers 24% of the city’s area
  8. 8. Zoo today • Zoological Garden in Warsaw is located in Warsaw's Praga district. Zoo was opened in 1928 on an area of 12 hectares and initially had about 500 specimens.
  9. 9. Warsaw lies in the middle-east part of Poland and is located on the Vistula River. It is a city with a population of nearly 2 million. Warsaw recovered from extensive damage during World War II and was rebuilt with the effort of Polish citizens.
  10. 10. Warsaw Uprising Museum Warsaw Uprising Museum, founded in 1983 as the Museum and Archive of Warsaw Uprising. The museum was opened on the Eve of the 60th anniversary of the Uprising, July 31, 2004, documents the history of the Warsaw Uprising.
  11. 11. Education • The town is the largest academic center of Poland. There are many primary schools, middle and high schools. There are also many colleges and academies. One of the most famous is University of Warsaw. They are well equipped and prepared for students.
  12. 12. Institutions in Warsaw • Warsaw is the capital city of Poland. There are many most important institutions like Parliament, Senate, Supreme Court, National Polish Bank, etc.
  13. 13. Culture • Warsaw is one of the candidate cities for the title of European Capital of Culture 2016. There are about 30 large theaters and the National Philharmonic. There are many museums and art galleries i.e. the Museum of Frederic Chopin.
  14. 14. Communication • There are many public means of transport: bus lines, tram lines, underground, train lines. Most of Warsaw’s road are in good condition.
  15. 15. Warsaw’s atractions • Warsaw has got many attractions. One of them is Warsaw Uprising Museum. There are also swimming-pools, parks, botanical gardens and yearlong ski lift.
  16. 16. Ispiration • My city has been an inspiration for many artists. In XVIII century Bernardo Bellotto alias Canaletto was painting landscapes of Warsaw.
  17. 17. We are pleased to invite you to Warsaw !!!
  18. 18. his presentation was made thanks to the cooperation of our students. Thank you for your attention!!!