The city of Warsaw, located on the Vistula river, is the capital of Poland and its largest city. Its population as of 2004 was estimated at 1.7 million inhabitants, with 2.8 million inhabitants in Greater Warsaw. The city, also the capital of Masovian Voivodship, is home to many industries, including steel, electrical engineering, and automotive. It also features 66 institutions of higher learning. Warsaw is home to over 30 theatres, including the Grand Theatre and the National Philharmonic Orchestra.
Almost completely destroyed in World War II, Warsaw is essentially a postwar city. Its few historic districts have been carefully reconstructed, but most of its urban landscape is modern, from the products of the communist era to more creative efforts of recent years. Since the fall of communism in the early 90s, Warsaw has developed into a thrilling, busy city rapidly catching up with the West. It is Poland's most cosmopolitan and progressive urban centre, with many luxury hotels, elegant shops and a wide range of services.

Old town photo gallery  - 50 pictures of Old town
Warsaw churches photo gallery  - 45 pictures of Warsaw churches
Palace of Culture and Science photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Palace of Culture and Science
Socialist realism art photo gallery  - 5 pictures of Socialist realism art
Lazienki park photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Lazienki park
50 photos of the Old Town in Warsaw including the Royal Castle, St. John's cathedral and the Old Town Square
45 photos of several churches and cathedrals in Warsaw
18 photos of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw
5 photos of statues representing Socialist realism allegories
12 photos of the Lazienki park including the Water palace and Ujazdowski castle
Krakowskie Przedmiescie street photo gallery  - 17 pictures of Krakowskie Przedmiescie street
Panorama views photo gallery  - 8 pictures of Panorama views
Around Solidarnosci avenue photo gallery  - 27 pictures of Around Solidarnosci avenue
Modern Warsaw photo gallery  - 17 pictures of Modern Warsaw
17 photos of Krakowskie Przedmiescie boulevard, which is part of the Royal Way which leads to Wilanw
8 panorama views of Warsaw's skyline and views of the old town with the Vistula river
27 photos of the area around Solidarnosci avenue with the Grand Theatre and the two city halls
17 photos of modern Warsaw with shopping complexes, the stock exchange and the airport
Skyscrapers in Warsaw photo gallery  - 17 pictures of Skyscrapers in Warsaw
Around Ujazdowskie avenue photo gallery  - 17 pictures of Around Ujazdowskie avenue
Former Warsaw Jewish ghetto photo gallery  - 20 pictures of Former Warsaw Jewish ghetto
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
17 photos of skyscrapers in Warsaw
17 photos of the area around Ujazdowskie avenue and Plac Trzech Krzyzy
20 photos of the former Warsaw Jewish Ghetto including a number of memorials
12 miscellaneous photos of Warsaw
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