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Warsaw - Description and brief history

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Warsaw is Poland’s largest city (1.7 million residents); it is also the fastest growing metropolis and the seat of State authorities and a majority of central administration offices. 

Warsaw is also the Polish centre of business, finance and trade, attracting international investors. The Mermaid is its symbol which is in the capital’s coat of arms. The best known monuments of the Mermaid of Warsaw can be found in the Old Market square and by the Vistula close to the Świętokrzyski bridge.

Warsaw is also a “city of great people” – Maria Skłodowska-Curie, the famous chemist and physicist, the only woman in history to be awarded the Nobel prize twice was born here; Fryderyk Chopin, the world famous composer and pianist lived and worked here for years.

This is a city vivid with culture, music and arts. Every month over a hundred cultural events take place, including world known music, theatre and film festivals such as the Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition, the Mozart Festival, Jazz in the Old Town or Musical Gardens. The choice of the events is enormous. Festivals with alternative music, freestyle battles, classical music festivals, street art events, student events, parades, manifestations or flash mobs.