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Warsaw

Upon arrival in Warsaw there is the feeling that there are two cities: the old and the new. Different types of architecture, but also of history, give rise to the cultural wealth that exists today. In the summer, expect performances at each corner and in every square. During the rest of the year, you’ll find a city populated by students, since one out of every six residents, is a University student.

The origin of Poland’s capital dates back to the Middle Ages, but the historic memory takes us to the end of World War II and the total reconstruction of the city. Even when on vacation, you cannot enter Warsaw and stay indifferent to all the influences and intrusions to which it was subjected (the city was invaded by the Swedes, Germans and Russians). These marks and contrasts are a true reality, especially in the old part of the city. Before World War II it was a city rich in traditions, customs and tolerance. The global conflict that broke out in 1939 plunged Warsaw into one of the darkest periods of its history, marked by the Nazi occupation and its almost complete destruction (85 per cent of its buildings were destroyed).Every year this city of many contrasts hosts millions of tourists who delight with its thousands of historic buildings, dozens of museums and extensive cultural offer. With 1 million 700 thousand inhabitants, Warsaw has over 300 thousand students. Any time of year is good to visit the city, but if you can’t stand the cold and lots of snow it is best that you avoid the winter.