Architecture

It may be crumbling and decaying at the moment but when it renovated it is going to be have an appeal. This factor is a little harder in Poland, for example, the United Kingdom, as the Poles show amazing ingenuity when it comes to re-coating and re-facing concrete blocks.

Warsaw palaces, churches and mansions display a richness of color and architectural details. Buildings are the representatives of almost all European architectural styles and historical period. The town has fine examples of Gothic architecture, Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical, which is within walking distance of downtown.

Polish built huge mansions and remarkable buildings include the Royal Castle. For religious buildings and shrines, palaces, the architecture of Warsaw, is unique and extraordinary. To see the true beauty and picturesque places to relax after visiting the palaces, museums and parks with benches shaded.

The shape of today’s Warsaw is ultimately the result of the extensive damage it had suffered in World War II, the reconstruction, remodeling, and growth of the city in the coming decades. Even the old is made new. The facades of town houses were rebuilt meticulously, but everything behind them was adapted to the current standards. War does not however, affect many of the buildings in the 20’s and 30’s, which was booming Warsaw as the capital of the republic.

This resulted in the construction of many monumental public edifices (National Museum, home of the BGK Bank, SGH university, several ministries), the first skyscraper (Prudential House), ultra-modern sports facilities (AWF college sports in the area Bielany and Służewiec race track) and all the new neighborhoods with luxury villas, apartment houses and affordable housing cooperatives (Żoliborz, Saska Kepa). These represent a wide range of styles – from romantic ‘Manor house’ style, which evokes the life of the Polish countryside, the extreme edge.


Immediately after the war, the city began to fill not only reconstructed buildings, but also completely new edifices, meeting the needs of the new communist regime. The Palace of Culture and Science and the new housing district MDM (around Plac Konstytucji) conformed strictly to the style of “socialist realism” imposed on the Soviet-Polish architects, but the Parliament (Sejm) and buildings, somewhat ironically, the headquarters of the Communist Party (Dom Partii) managed to escape from the formula.

In the last decades of the postwar period, despite the lack of funds, shortage of material and the amount of red tape, many of the innovative and attractive structures were erected.