Warsaw, Famous City of Arts and Sciences in Europe – Part 1

By Tanto Kurniawan

Here is an article trip written by a property entrepreneur, but he has a hobby of traveling around to various tourist destinations in various countries. Hope you like it!


Who does not know Warsaw? The capital of the Polish state with their flag that similar with the Indonesian state - red and white color, is conveniently located in the center of the East European countries. This city is very famous in the Cold War era as a center of military alliances Eastern European countries under Soviet command with the name of The Warsaw Pact.

Warsaw itself is not a Polish capital because the capital is actually Krakow. Warsaw was built in between the 10th - 11th century where the original name was Warszowa and in the 17th century converted into Warzawa or Warsaw.

In 1573, King Sigismundus Vasa III moved the capital of Poland from Krakow to Warsaw. The war with Sweden between the years 1655-1658 that ended with the defeat of Poland was colonized by the Swedish state.

After Poland escape from Sweden, a renowned architect from the Netherlands, Tylman Van Der Gameren brought in to restore the buildings in Warsaw and his works until now become the timeless beautiful buildings in the city of Warsaw. Tylman work when the Queen Mary Kazimiera and King Jan Sobieski III ruled the Poland.

Unfortunately the beautiful buildings in Warsaw were destroyed by the occupying German army and invaded Poland in 1944. Rebuilding after the war ended. The Old city (old town) which is the pride of Warsaw, located on the banks of the Vistula River became part of the most beautiful houses surrounded by elegant and beautiful gardens.

Continue to Part 2…

(Source T Kurniawan, travelKompas /Image T Kurniawan)


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