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POLAND: Historic Centre of Warsaw /UNESCO


Marek Grzegorz Sawicki 2008-11-20

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Warsaw is a capital of Poland.

"During the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944, more than 85% of Warsaw's historic centre was destroyed by Nazi troops. After the war, a five-year reconstruction campaign by its citizens resulted in today's meticulous restoration of the Old Town, with its churches, palaces and market-place. It is an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century. "


Royal Castle in Warsaw

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The Royal Castle in Warsaw (Polish: Zamek Królewski w Warszawie) is a royal palace and official residence of the Polish monarchs, located in the Plac Zamkowy in Warsaw, at the entrance to the Old Town.
The personal offices of the king and the administrative offices of the Royal Court of Poland were located there from the 16th century.

The Constitution of May 3, 1791, Europe's first modern codified national constitution, as well as the second-oldest national constitution in the world, was drafted here by the Four-Year Sejm.

After the devastation of World War II it was rebuilt and reconstructed.

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Zigismundus Column

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Historic centre - Old Market Square

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