Warsaw, the capital of Poland, and roughly at its geographical centre, is the main centre of political, scientific and educational life in the country. Its history falls into two distinct parts: before World War II, and after. It was heavily bombed during the war, leaving very little of its historic core in tact. The city has gone to great lengths to rebuild itself and has successfully achieved this aim, shown by the reconstructed Old Town’s inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Today, more than a decade after the fall of communism, Warsaw has turned into a busy, thriving city which combines its historical centre with dynamic urban progression.