The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Warsaw
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During its seven centuries of existence, Warsaw has experienced several conquests and destruction. The entire historic centre of the city was razed to the ground during the Second World War. For decades, restorers painstakingly studied documents, old engravings and photographs and literally rebuilt the Polish capital from the ruins brick by brick.
As a brilliant example of restoration, the historical centre with its squares, castles and churches was included in the UNESCO heritage list. Nowadays, a tourist strolling through the Market Square and contemplating the mighty royal castle would hardly guess that these sights are only a few decades old.