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Baroque Parish Church (St. Stanislaw Church) is a former Jesuits temple.
Building works started in 1649 (they were conducted by Poncino, Wasowski and Catenazzi), and the consecration took place in 1705.
Contemporary appearance is contribution of Pompeo Ferrari, who in years 1727 - 1737 created for example three most impressive altars, the front portal and the facade.
This church is one of the most precious historic monuments of Poznan
Poznañ Town Hall or Ratusz is a building in the city of Poznañ in western Poland, located in the Old Market Square (Stary Rynek) in the centre of the Old Town neighbourhood. It served as the city's administrative building until 1939, and now houses a museum
With the most beautiful Renaissance Town Hall in Central Europe (north of Alps) forms a heart of the city. Here thousands of people spend time in one of the numoerous pubs and restaurants every day.
It’sworth to simply wander around, through the small streets surrounding the Main Market Square, there is also beautiful view on the river (as the Old Town is on the high river bank). If you go towards the Barbakan on the left side you can eat the most delicious ice cream in the old town!For long years Warsaw Old Town remained only a residential area, but since the beginning of the 90’s much was done to enliven it. After the renovation of Krakowskie Przedmieœcie Street (and making it a pederstrian zone for weekends) the Old Town has become a favourite destination for everyone to have a walk (an ice cream is a must). Although it is calm at night, you can enjoy it also in the evening
To create the Warsaw Ghetto, the Germans built 11 miles of brick walls around the Jewish quarter; this area was then closed to outsiders on November 15, 1940. The wall was torn down in 1943 when the Ghetto was liquidated. Today there is only one short section of the original wall remaining; this section was outside the Ghetto when the original Ghetto became a smaller area after most of the Jews had been deported.
Yes, it's an ugly introduction to Warsaw, but inevitably almost every traveller to the city will begin or end their journey at Warszawa Centralna, or the Central Train Station of Warsaw. While it's hardly the most attractive building in the city, this gigantic underground centre has plenty of shops and places to eat if you've got a few hours to kill, and it's conveniently located in the centre of the city, right next to the Palace of Culture
Warsaw's monstrous train station now has a new neighbour – the sparkling Z³ote Tarasy complex. Officially opened on February 7, 2007 by Warsaw mayor, Hanna Gronkiewicz Waltz, the first afternoon alone saw 64,000 people file through the doors. The 250 million Euro project includes 225,000m2 of office, retail and entertainment space, with underground parking for 1,600 cars
This museum of old-time railroad engineering opened on the former Warsaw railway station on the day of the 150th anniversary of the Nikolaevskaya (presently Oktyabrskaya or October) railroad. The exposition presents about 85 locomotives plus various wagons. In addition one can see old-time snow-ploughs, trolleys, signal posts, repair cranes, hydraulic pumps and other railroad engineering facilities, located on the rails near the station. All the exhibits have historical value. The total number of pieces in the museum's collection exceeds 170, with the exhibits having been gathered from all over Russia and CIS. From 1991 the Museum was located at the Shushary station (not far from St. Petersburg), and by the 150th anniversary of the Moscow - St. Petersburg line opening it has just moved to the Warsaw railway station in the northern capital. The museum was an instant success and the venue is likely to attract special events connected with railways. August 2006 has seen an Exhibition of New Railroad Engineering with many ultra-modern trains and rolling-stock on view in place of several resident exhibits
Now on the railway lines within the old station platform complex, more than 80 restored items have found refuge, including different classes of steam engines, diesel locomotives and even railway artillery mounts. In a city of museums, there are not many situated in the open air like this one. Each visitor has the opportunity not only "to touch the exhibits", but also to be photographed on the step of any loco or carriage he likes. The authenticity of the atmosphere is occasionally supported by recordings of railway sounds in the background.
The Warsaw railway station (Varshavsky Vokzal) in St. Petersburg has ended its existence as an ordinary railway terminus. On 5th August, 2001, a museum was opened here. The Museum of Railway Machinery named after V. V. Chubarov, na Varshavskom vokzale. Chubarov was head of the October railway and the first curator of this museum.
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