Śródmieście serves as the city centre of the capital of Poland and is subdivided into the districts of Old Town, New Town, Muranów, Powiśle, Solec, Ujazdów and Śródmieście proper, including north and south. This geographically small area constituting only three percent of the region contains an astoundingly large concentration of the city’s cultural landmarks.
The Palace of Culture and Science is the most prominent building in the city centre, boasting pristine architecture combined with modern attractions including a movie theatre and a restaurant. The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier is a memorial erected for the casualties of the Polish-Soviet war and is worth a visit. The city centre is brimming with museums and galleries, highlighted by the Centre for Contemporary Art and the famous National Museum, containing some of Poland’s most symbolic paintings. The urban areas of the city centre are speckled with green spaces such as Saski Garden, and there are plentiful shopping and dining opportunities.
The area of the city centre is less than two kilometres from one end to the other, attributing to the governance of pedestrian traffic. There are also five subway stations that serve different sections of the district running in a vertical line from north to south.
The Palace of Culture and Science is one of the city’s most prominent attractions, yet it also exudes an aura of foreboding to historically knowledgeable locals. The building was constructed by one of Hitler’s comrades who reportedly decimated the Polish countrysides.