Description of Warsaw
Warsaw is the capital and the largest city of Poland. It is located in the center of the country, which makes it easily accessible from the other parts of Poland. The city's agglomeration is highly populated due to its economic potential and the best job opportunities (the average salary in Warsaw is higher than anywhere in the country). Rich and diverse educational offer attracts students from all over the world.
The capital of Poland has a long and complicated history. The city was severly destroyed during World War II (almost 85 % buildings were razed to the ground). After that it was rebuilt by the communists. Some of the historic places were restored to their original form, others were created from scratch. The influences of the Soviet Union are still visible in the city's architecture. During the communist period the landmark of Warsaw, the Palace of Culture and Science (a gift from the Soviet Union), was raised.
Among other Warsaw's attractions there are: historic Old Town with famous Zygmunt's Column and the Mermaid Statue, the Vistula River (the longest river in Poland), beautiful palaces and churches. The city's cultural life is also very vibrant. Numerous