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Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and, with 1.7 million inhabitants, its largest city. It is located on the Vistula River (Polish: Wisła), roughly equidistant (350 km, 217 mi) from both the Baltic Sea (Bałtyk) in the north and the Carpathian Mountains (Karpaty) in the south. Most of the major sightseeing attractions are located in Centrum area, which encompasses seven districts, however, the most important district for sight seeing is likely to be considered Śródmieście. The other districts all have something else to offer too, but the further from Centrum you journey, the less likely you're to find much of anything that is of any major interest, although Wilanów's palace and Kabaty forest are interesting enough.
Warsaw Districts :
Centrum (Śródmieście, Wola, Mokotów, Żoliborz, Ochota, Praga Północ, and Praga Południe)
The Centrum area, made up of six diverse districts, is a mixture of industrial areas and prestigious residential neighborhoods. It will be here that most travelers will spend their time in Warsaw, as most major attractions and hotels are primarily located in Śródmieście, Wola, and Mokotów.
Northern Warsaw (Bielany and Białołęka)
Western Warsaw (Bemowo, Włochy and Ursus)
Eastern Warsaw (Targówek, Rembertów, Wawer, and Wesoła)
Southern Warsaw (Ursynów and Wilanów)
The southern terminal of the Royal Route, Wilanów is home to the Wilanów Palace. Ursynów is home to the historic Natolin park and nature reserve, which hosts the College of Europe Natolin in the Potocki Palace. The area saw intense activity on the part of the Polish Home Army during the Warsaw Uprising.
City center : Historically, the right bank was the first one to become populated, during the 9th or 10th century. However, the present city's central district, called Śródmieście lies on the left bank. The Old Town is fully contained within the borders of the city center. The central point of the city is located at the intersection of Al. Jerozolimskie and ul. Marszałkowska, near the entrance to the Metro Centrum subway station. It is good to know that the Palace of Culture is a landmark visible from almost any location in Warsaw. Should you ever get lost in the city, just walk toward the Palace of Culture and Science. The quarter delimited by Al. Jerozolimskie, ul. Marszałkowska, al. Jana Pawła II, and ul. Świętokrzyska, contains Dworzec Centralny, the main railway station, and the Palace of Culture and Science.
Things to do in Warsaw :
Concerts and performances : Warsaw is home to several professional musical and play companies. Being the capital city means the Polish National Opera and the Warsaw Philharmonic (also, National Philharmonic) call Warsaw home. There are a number of other companies, including play companies and theaters that will likely be of interest to travellers.
Warsaw Film Festival Warszawski Festiwal Filmowy : http://www.wff.pl
Warsaw Summer Jazz Days : http://www.adamiakjazz.pl/
Jewish Culture Festival : The Singer's Warsaw Festiwal Kultury Żydowskiej - Warszawa Singera firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.singersfestival.pl
Warsaw Autumn Warszawska Jesień : http://warszawska-jesien.art.pl
Old-Polish Music Festival : Festiwal Muzyki Staropolskiej
Garden Theaters Contest : Konkurs Teatrów Ogródkowych
Noc Muzeów Long Night of Museums : http://www.um.warszawa.pl/wydarzenia/nocmuzeow/ Noc Muzeów : is a fun night that sees thousands of people turn out to spend the night wandering around Varsovian museums and galleries for free. It's a great opportunity to wander around with your date of friends, as many people do, and grab an ice cream cone from one of the many cafes that stay open late. Most museums and galleries will stay open past midnight. Noc Muzeów usually occurs around mid-May.
Sports : Warsaw is not internationally known for its sports teams or for any of its sports venues, although, that is likely to change in the next few years as Warsaw, and Poland as a whole with Ukraine, starts to improve its sporting infrastructure and stadiums as the host to the European Football Championship in 2012. In fact, the renovation of the Legia football team's stadium has seen some dramatic and quick progress. Despite all the emphasis on football, no traveller to Warsaw should be so naive as to think that football is the only sport to do in Warsaw. There is a mixture of both professional sports teams for spectators to visit and participatory sports for travelers to participate in.
Legia Warszawa : http://www.legia.com - ''The'' football team in Warsaw.
Polonia Warszawa : http://www.ksppolonia.pl - The other football team in Warsaw.
Warsaw Eagles : http://www.warsaweagles.com - An American football team in Warsaw.
Warsaw Flights & Airports : Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW) is located in the area of Okęcie in Włochy, some 10 km south of the center point of the city. For many years the airport used to be called just Okęcie, but this reportedly caused confusion and it was renamed. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 is the "default" terminal; Terminal 2 is the newly-built terminal which handles all arrivals and majority of departures jointly with Terminal 1 . Terminals are very close to each other, but it's best to know from which terminal you will be departing.