Warsaw past, present and future
Historical center of the city, the Royal Castle, the modern Warsaw, the Palace of Culture and Science, the former working-class district Praga - right bank of Vistula, the governmental district, the Royal baths historical park
Warsaw, a history of metamorphoses
Warsaw’s architecture tells the city’s story very well. Established in the 14th century and administrative centre of Poland since the 16th, Warsaw continued its development until the Second World War. A few monuments of this glorious past remain, many of them rebuilt after the city’s near destruction in 1944. The 50 years that followed added typical Socialist architecture to the city’s landscape. Capital of a fully independent state at last after the fall of Communism, Warsaw is today resolutely turned towards the future with a new skyline, which will include the highest building in the EU in 2020.