Warsaw (pl. Warsawa) with a population of 1.7 million is not only the capital but also the largest city in Poland. It stretches along the Vistula River, about 350 km south of the Baltic Sea and the same distance north of the Carpathians. Warsaw is located in the center of Poland. The historical center of the city is divided into Old and New Town.
In Warsaw you will find cheap and quality accommodation. We can offer you approx.200 hotels, 5000 apartments and about 90 bed and breakfasts. The best places to stay in Warsaw include Śródmieście, Wola or Mokotów. If you are going to Warsaw on a business trip, we can offer you accommodation near Wlochy Airport. The most popular hotels in the city include Hotel Bristol, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Hampton by Hilton Warsaw Airport and Mamaison Hotel Le Regina Warsaw.
The first settlement was built on the site of today's Warsaw in the turn of 9-10. century. Thanks to its central location, it became the capital of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth as early as 1596. At that time, King Zikmud III moved here from Krakow, along with the entire royal court. From the end of the 18th century, Warsaw and the whole of Poland were occupied with a short break by Prussia, Austria and Russia (the so-called Triple Division of Poland). It gained independence again only at the end of the First World War. The Black Times for Warsaw came with the start of World War II. During which the city was first bombed and then completely exterminated on Hitler's orders, during the Warsaw Gett uprising in 1944. The city was first rebuilt under the baton of socialist realism, when the present-day Palace of Culture was established today. The historical monuments of the Old Town have been reconstructed. At the end of the 20th century, this whole part of the city, including the Old Town Square and the Royal Castle, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Tourists in Warsaw can use cheap public transport (trams, buses and metro). The metro is only available on the left bank of the Vistula. A new section of the metro should soon be put into operation on the right bank.
Warsaw was home to several famous personalities, such as the Nobel Laureate Marie Sklodowska-Curie, an internationally recognized scientist in the field of physics and chemistry. The world-famous composer of classical music Frédéric Chopin or the famous Polish pianist and composer of Jewish origin Wladyslaw Szpilman. He also became famous for his autobiographical book Pianist, which was a model for the film, which won two Oscars.
In 2012, Warsaw, along with other Polish cities and neighboring Ukraine, hosted the FIFA World Cup. For this purpose, the National Stadium (Stadion Narodowy) with a capacity of almost 60,000 seats was built, making it the largest in Poland. Warsaw is also home to several football clubs Polonia Warsaw and Legia Warsaw. Legia is currently the only club playing in the first Polish football league.