Warsaw City

Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland, located in the heart of the country on the banks of the Vistula river. The population of the city is 1.8 million and the whole metropolitan area has around 3.1 million residents. Although Warsaw is one of the most rapidly developing cities in Europe with undeniable potential, extraordinary energy and unbeatable spirit, its residents like to look back on its history and are able to skilfully combine tradition and modernity. This is clearly seen when admiring the panorama of the city from the right bank of the Vistula.

In Warsaw, historical buildings blend in harmoniously with modern architecture. The must-see places include: the Old Town, fully rebuilt after nearly total destruction during World War II and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the beautiful Łazienki Park which hosts outdoor Chopin concerts, the Royal Castle, and the summer residence of the Polish king Jan III Sobieski in Wilanów. One should also visit the modern interactive museums such as the Varsovians′ beloved Warsaw Rising Museum or the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, selected as the European Museum of the Year 2016. Warsaw was the place of childhood and youth of the outstanding composer and pianist Fryderyk Chopin as well as the two-time Noble prize winner Maria Skłodowska-Curie.

The city is green, with 95 parks lying within its borders and the Kampinowski National Park beginning just on the city′s outskirts. In summer, Warsaw vibrates with outdoor life, now slightly moderated by the COVID pandemic. The cafés and bars open up, with dance parties and open-air concerts frequently taking place, not only on the modern boulevards along the Vistula. The Warsaw cuisine is as diverse and multicultural as the city itself. Besides delicious traditional Polish specialities, Warsaw′s numerous restaurants also offer dishes from all corners of the world, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free food.

The Old Town and the Royal Castle


The Royal Łazienki Museum


The Museum of King Jan III's Sobieski at Wilanów


Real time view from Warsaw can be seen on web cameras.