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  • Warsaw Central railway station

    Warsaw Central is the most important railway station in Warsaw, Poland. Its construction began in 1972 and was completed in 1975. The station, located on the Warsaw Cross-City Line, has four underground island platforms (eight tracks in total) and is served by long-distance domestic and ...

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  • Aleje Jerozolimskie

    Aleje Jerozolimskie (literally Jerusalem Avenues) is one of the principal streets of the city of Warsaw in Poland. It runs through the City Centre along the East-West axis, linking the western borough of Wola with the bridge on the Vistula River and the borough of Praga on the other side of the ...

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  • Ujazdów Avenue

    Ujazdów Avenue is a major thoroughfare parallel to the Vistula River in the Śródmieście district of Warsaw, Poland. Origins of the avenue go to 1724-1731, when King August II ordered construction of the Calvary Road (Droga Kalwaryjska) ...

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  • Marszałkowska Street, Warsaw

    Marszałkowska (Marshal Street) is one of the main thoroughfares of Warsaw's city center. It links Bank Square in its north sector with Plac Unii Lubelskiej (Union of Lublin Square) in the south. ...

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  • Sejm of the Republic of Poland

    The Sejm of the Republic of Poland is the lower house of the Polish parliament. The Sejm is made up of 460 deputies, or Poseł in Polish (literally 'Envoy'). It is elected by universal ballot and is presided over by a speaker called the Marshal of the Sejm (Marszałek Sejmu) ...

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  • National Museum, Warsaw

    The National Museum in Warsaw , Poland, is a national institution of culture, one of the largest museums in Poland and the largest in Warsaw. It comprises a rich collection of ancient art (Egyptian, Greek, Roman), counting about 11,000 pieces, an extensive gallery of Polish painting since the 16th ...

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  • Palace of Culture and Science

    The Palace of Culture and Science (also abbreviated PKiN) in Warsaw is the tallest building in Poland, the eighth tallest building in the European Union. The building was originally known as the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki imienia Józefa Stalina), but in the ...

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  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Warsaw

    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument in Warsaw, Poland, dedicated to the unknown soldiers who have given their lives for Poland. It is one of many such national tombs of unknowns that were erected after World War I, and the most important such monument in Poland ...

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  • Nowy Świat Street

    Ulica Nowy Świat (New World Street) is one of the main historic thoroughfares of Warsaw. It comprises part of the Royal Route (Trakt królewski) that runs from Warsaw's Royal Castle and Old Town, south to King Jan III Sobieski's 17th-century royal residence at Wilanów. ...

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  • Świętokrzyska Street, Warsaw

    Ulica Świętokrzyska (Holy Cross Street) in Warsaw's city center is one of the Polish city's principal thoroughfares. It links the city center with the city's western Wola district. The street is named for Holy Cross Church, which stands on Krakowskie Przedmieście ...

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  • Nożyk Synagogue

    The Nożyk Synagogue is the only surviving prewar Jewish house of prayer in Warsaw, Poland. It was erected prior to 1902 and was restored after World War II. It is still operational and currently houses the Warsaw Jewish Commune, as well as other Jewish organizations ...

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  • Zachęta

    The Zachęta National Gallery of Art, short Zachęta, (Polish: Narodowa Galeria Sztuki), is one of Poland's most notable institutions for contemporary art. Situated in the centre of Warsaw, the main aim of the gallery is to present and support primarily Polish contemporary art and artists ...

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  • Polish Army Museum

    Museum of the Polish Army is a museum in Warsaw documenting the military aspects of the history of Poland. Created in 1920, it occupies a wing of the building of the Polish National Museum as well as several branches in Poland ...

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  • Saxon Garden

    The Saxon Garden is a 15.5–hectare public garden in central (Śródmieście) Warsaw, Poland, facing Piłsudski Square. It is the oldest public park in the city. Founded in the late 17th century, it was opened to the public in 1727 accessed 19 February 2008 as one of the first publicly accessible parks ...

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  • Three Crosses Square

    Three Crosses Square (also Square of Three Crosses, Three Cross Square and Triple Cross Square) is an important square in the central district of Warsaw, Poland. It lies on that city's Royal Route and links Nowy Świat (New World) Street, to the north, with Ujazdów Avenue to the south ...

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  • Smolna Street

    Smolna is one of the streets of Warsaw's city centre.

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  • Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

    Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw is a public university of visual and applied arts located in the Polish capital. The Academy traces its history back to the Department of Arts founded at the Warsaw University in 1812. As a separate institution it was founded in 1844 during the Partitions of Poland ...

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  • Holy Cross Church, Warsaw

    The Church of the Holy Cross (also Kościół świętokrzyski) is a Roman Catholic house of worship in downtown Warsaw, Poland. Located on Krakowskie Przedmieście opposite the main Warsaw University campus, it is one of the most notable Baroque churches in Poland's capital ...

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  • Wilcza

    Wilcza (lit. Wolf Street) is a street in Warsaw's city centre. It links Koszykowa Street in the south-eastern part of the borough with the Plac Trzech Krzyży at the Royal Route. Initially, at least since 14th century the street was but a road running along the fields belonging to the vogts of old ...

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  • Church of the Holiest Saviour

    Church of the Holiest Saviour is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Śródmieście district of Warsaw, Poland. It is located on the Saviour Square. ...

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  • Tamka street, Warsaw

    Tamka, or ulica Tamka, is a street in the Powiśle district of Warsaw, Poland. The street runs downhill from central Warsaw toward the Vistula River and connects ulica Świętokrzyska with the Wisłostrada. The street's name originates from a small dam that once dammed a stream that formerly flowed ...

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  • Warsaw Uprising Square

    Plac Powstańców Warszawy (Warsaw Uprising Square; formerly "Plac Napoleona" — Napoleon Square) is a square in the central Warsaw district of Śródmieście. Located at the junction of ulica Świętokrzyska (Holy Cross Street) and ulica Szpitalna (Hospital Street), and near Nowy Świat (New World Street), ...

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  • Wesoła

    Wesoła is one of the districts of Warsaw, and has been since October 27, 2002. Wesoła is located in the south-eastern part of city. Wesoła received town privileges on December 17, 1968. Then, the town included Wola Grzybowska, Wesoła, Groszówka, Grzybowa, Zielona and Stara Miłosna estates ...

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  • Ostrogski Palace

    Ostrogski Palace, or Ostrogski Castle (or Zamek Ostrogskich), is a mansion in the city center of Warsaw, on ulica Tamka. Begun by the powerful Ostrogski family who gave their name to the building, it currently houses the Fryderyk Chopin Society and Fryderyk Chopin Museum. ...

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  • Museum of Technology, Warsaw

    Muzeum Techniki w Warszawie is a museum in Warsaw, Poland. It was established in 1955.

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  • Parade Square

    Plac Defilad w Warszawie (Parade Square) is a square in downtown Warsaw. Located between ulica Świętokrzyska (Holy Cross Street) in the north, Aleje Jerozolimskie (Jerusalem Avenues) in the south, ulica Marszałkowska (Marshal's Street) in the east and the monumental Palace of Culture and Science, ...

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  • Warsaw Stock Exchange

    The Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), , is a stock exchange located in Warsaw, Poland. It has a capitalization of PLN 517 bln (as of Nov 30, 2012). The WSE is a member of the World Federation of Exchanges and the Federation of European Securities Exchanges. ...

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  • CDT 'Smyk' Department Store

    The Smyk Department Store was constructed in 1948-1952, designed by Zbigniew Ihnatowicz and George Romanski, at the intersection of Bracka, Widok, Krucza, and Aleje Jerozolimskie, the building was designed in the late modernist style, however, the majority of new projects being built in Warsaw at ...

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  • Prudential, Warsaw

    Prudential is a Warsaw skyscraper built between 1931 and 1934 in the Art Deco style as the base for British Prudential Insurance. It is located on Warsaw Uprising Square along Świętokrzyska Street. At the time of construction it was the second tallest European skyscraper with eighteen storeys (66 m) ...

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  • 1979 Warsaw gas explosion

    The 1979 explosion at PKO Bank Polski’s Rotunda office in Warsaw took place on February 15, 1979, at 12:37 p.m. As a result, 49 people died and 135 were injured. Officially, the tragedy was caused by a gas explosion, but in the course of time much speculation appeared, and Varsovians talked among ...

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  • Saxon Palace

    The Saxon Palace was one of the most distinctive buildings in prewar Warsaw, Poland. ...

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  • Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra , founded in 1901, is one of Poland's oldest musical institutions. It was organized on initiative of an assembly of Polish aristocrats and financiers, as well as musicians ...

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  • Fryderyk Chopin Museum

    The Fryderyk Chopin Museum is a museum in Warsaw, Poland, established in 1954 and dedicated to Polish composer Frédéric Chopin. The museum has two branches: Birthplace of Frédéric Chopin, at Żelazowa Wola; and Chopins' Parlor, on Krakowskie Przedmieście, Warsaw. ...

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  • St. Barbara's Church, Warsaw

    St. Barbara Church is a Roman Catholic church in the Śródmieście district of Warsaw, Poland. ...

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  • PAST

    PAST (short for Polska Akcyjna Spółka Telefoniczna, Polish Telephone Joint-stock Company) was a Polish telephone operator in the period between World War I and World War II. It is notable for its main headquarters in Warsaw, which at the time of its construction was the first and tallest skyscraper ...

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  • Złota 44

    Złota 44 is a mainly residential skyscraper (192 meters high, 54 storeys) under construction in central Warsaw, Poland. It was designed by the Polish-born American architect Daniel Libeskind. It is developed by Orco Property Group ...

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  • Złote Tarasy

    The Złote Tarasy is a commercial, office, and entertainment complex in the center of Warsaw, Poland, located next to the Central Railway Station between Jana Pawła II and Emilii Plater streets. It opened on February 7, 2007. ...

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  • Tyszkiewicz Palace, Warsaw

    The Tyszkiewicz Palace , or Tyszkiewicz–Potocki Palace, is a palace at 32 Krakowskie Przedmieście in Warsaw, Poland. It is one of the most beautiful neoclassical structures in the city. ...

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  • Nicolaus Copernicus Monument in Warsaw

    The Nicolaus Copernicus Monument in Warsaw is one of the Polish capital's notable landmarks. It stands before the Staszic Palace, the seat of the Polish Academy of Sciences on Krakowskie Przedmieście. Designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen in 1822, it was completed in 1830. ...

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  • Czapski Palace

    The Czapski Palace is a substantial palace in the center of Warsaw, at 5 Krakowskie Przedmieście. It is considered one of the most distinguished examples of rococo architecture in Poland's capital. The building, just across the street from the University of Warsaw, has been home to some famous ...

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  • National Bank of Poland

    Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP; the National Bank of Poland) is the central bank of Poland. It controls the issuing of Poland's currency, the złoty. The Bank is headquartered in Warsaw, and has branches in every major Polish town ...

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  • St. Alexander's Church

    St. Alexander's Church is a Roman Catholic church on Three Crosses Square in Warsaw, Poland. ...

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  • Foksal Gallery

    The Foksal Gallery or Galeria Foksal is a non-commercial art gallery in Warsaw, Poland established in 1966. Its small size belies its internationally influential reputation as a gallery that maintains a strong tradition of showing work by avant-garde contemporary artists. ...

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  • Museum of the Earth of Polish Academy of Sciences

    The Museum of the Earth in Warsaw, established in 1948 and continuing a tradition initiated by Earth Museum Society back in 1932, has been operating within the structure of the Polish Academy of Sciences since 1959 ...

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  • InterContinental Warsaw

    InterContinental Warsaw, designed by a team of architects under the leadership of the late Tadeusz Spychała, is a five-star hotel in Warsaw, located between the streets of Emilia Plater, Śliska, and Sosnowa. Its construction started in 2001 and ended in November 2003 ...

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  • Museum of Scouting, Warsaw

    Museum of Scouting is a museum in Warsaw, Poland. The museum was established in 2001.

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  • Rotunda (PKO)

    PKO Rotunda is a rotunda-type building of the PKO BP bank in Warsaw, Poland. Designed in 1960–1969 (chief architect was Zbigniew Karpiński), it was the site of the 1979 Warsaw gas explosion.

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  • Holy Trinity Church, Warsaw

    The Holy Trinity Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession , also known as Zug's Protestant Church is a Lutheran church in Warsaw, Poland. This is one of two Augsburg Evangelical churches in Warsaw. Designed and constructed by Szymon Bogumił Zug, it is one of the largest churches in Warsaw and ...

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  • Centrum LIM

    The Centrum LIM skyscraper was built in 1989 in the center of Warsaw, Poland, by LIM Joint Venture Sp. Ltd., a consortium of three partners: LOT, the Polish Airlines, ILBAU GmbH, the Austrian construction company, and Marriott International, the operator of the hotel chain ...

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  • National Museum of Ethnography

    Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne w Warszawie is a museum in Warsaw, Poland. It was established in 1888. The collection is made of objects, folk art and art from Poland, Europe, Africa, Australia, Oceania and Latin and South America: costumes, crafts, sculptures, painting ...

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  • Piłsudski Square

    The Piłsudski Square , previously Victory Square (Plac Zwycięstwa, 1946), is the largest square of Poland's capital, located in the Warsaw city centre. The Square is named for Marshal Józef Piłsudski who was instrumental in the restoration of Polish statehood after World War I. Official website. ...

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  • Iron-Gate Square

    Plac Żelaznej Bramy ("Iron-Gate Square") is a large open space in the city center of Warsaw. The square took its name from a large iron gate that once secured the western boundary of the Saxon Garden. ...

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  • Ujazdów Park

    Ujazdów Park is one of the most picturesque parks of Warsaw, Poland. It borders Aleje Ujazdowskie (Ujazdów Avenue), with its many embassies and Sejm building. ...

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  • Oxford Tower, Warsaw

    The Oxford Tower is a skyscraper located in Warsaw (formerly known Twardej or Elektrim) located on the street Chałubiński 8. It was built from 1975 until 1978 according to the design of Jerzy Skrzypczak, H. Świergocka-Kaim, and Wojciech Grzybowski ...

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  • Collegium Civitas

    Collegium Civitas is a university located in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. It was established under the auspices of five Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 1997 and has relied extensively upon the teaching and research traditions of these renowned institutions ...

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  • TP S.A. Tower

    The TP S.A. Tower is a highrise office tower in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. It is located at 14/16 Twarda Street in the Warszawa-Śródmieście central business district of the city and houses the headquarters of its investor, the telecom operator Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. (TP S.A ...

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  • Ulica Kubusia Puchatka

    Ulica Kubusia Puchatka is a street in central Warsaw, Poland named after Winnie-the-Pooh. ...

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  • The Music (sculpture)

    The Music (also known as The Music Group, Polish: Muzyka, Grupa Muzyka) is one of three sculpturesExcept Music there are also Fine Arts and Theatre groups. located on the roof of the building on Koszykowa Street 34/50 in Warsaw since 1952. The project was chosen after artistic competition ...

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  • Museum of Evolution of Polish Academy of Sciences

    The Museum of Evolution Warsaw (In Polish: Muzeum Ewolucji) is the display area of the natural history museum in Warsaw, Poland. It is the public front of the Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii or Zoology Museum and the Instytut Paleobiologii or Paleobiology Institute ...

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  • Polish Ice Hockey Federation

    The Polish Ice Hockey Federation is the governing body that oversees ice hockey in Poland. Founded in Warsaw on February 22, 1925 by representatives of the 4 polish hockey's clubs: Polonia Warsaw, AZS Warszawa, Warszawianka Warszawa and Warszawskie Towarzystwo Łyżwiarskie (WTŁ Warszawa). ...

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  • Museum and Institute of Zoology

    Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN is a zoological museum in Warsaw, Poland. It was established in 1819.

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  • Savior Square

    Plac Zbawiciela (in English, Savior Square) is a circular square in central Warsaw, Poland. The square was originally designed by 18th-century royal gardener Johann Christian Schuch as part of the royal gardens ...

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  • Jewish Theatre, Warsaw

    The Ester Rachel Kamińska and Ida Kamińska State Jewish Theater (in Polish Teatr Żydowski im. Estery Racheli i Idy Kamińskich) is a state theatrical institution in Warsaw, the capital city of Poland. It was named after the Theatre's founder and patron Ester Rachel Kamińska and Academy ...

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  • Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

    Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie is a museum in Warsaw, Poland. It was established in 2005.

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  • Krasiński Library

    Krasiński Library (Biblioteka Krasińskich w Warszawie) was a library in Warsaw, founded by Wincenty Krasiński in 1844. Part of its building was destroyed in 1939 during the German invasion and in May 1941 its collections were moved to the Staatsbibliothek Warschau, the University Library, SGH and ...

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  • Lilium (Warsaw)

    Lilium is a proposed skyscraper in Warsaw, Poland. If completed it would surpass the Palace of Culture and Science as the tallest building in Poland. ...

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  • Museum of Communism, Poland

    The Museum of Communism is a museum focusing on the communist period of Polish history, located in the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. The museum was founded in 1999 by Czeslaw Bielecki, Jacek Fedorowicz, and Andrzej Wajda, with the cooperation of Teresa Bogucka, Anna Fedorowicz, and ...

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