If you are a history buff, you must have heard about the famous city of Warsaw. It was in the Middle Ages that this city was developed. The most important factor, however, is that it became the Capital of Poland. And as a result, it became a symbol of the Polish Nation. During the Second World War, the city was hit by heavy bombing. Many of its streets were destroyed and as a result, the city lost half its population.
But like any other metropolis in history, Warsaw grew again. Today, it has become one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Many tourists visit this city and stay in hotels in Warsaw. But if you wish to enjoy the charm of the first world war, you must visit the city in its earlier period. Here, you can find remnants of the old city. In fact, the city’s name was changed due to this reason and it got the name of Warsaw after the First World War.
Warsaw is home to some of the finest ruins of the world. At one time, this city was completely destroyed. In the year 1940, the German forces surrounded the city and bombarded it from all sides. Fortunately, the bombardment did not destroy much of the city’s architecture. Even today, many of these ruins are still standing. These ruins include St. Nicholas Church, The Old Town Square, The Brandas Palace, The Tribunal Building, The Old Military Church, The Castle of The Three Kings, The Old State House, The Old Town Square and The Modern State House.
Warsaw became an important world trade centre during the era of the First World War. Initially, Polish goods were the only ones available. But with the passage of time, various other European goods as well came to be used in the city. Some of the products of these trades included textiles, coal, iron, limestone, coal, wheat, and leather goods. Today, Warsaw has become a world renowned metropolis for manufactures of clothing, shoes, electrical appliances, fabrics, foodstuffs, etc.
There was a time when Warsaw was referred to as the “city of Churches”. It was the seat of numerous Catholic churches. Such was the popularity of these churches that the Polish government allowed them to remain. After the Second World War, all these churches were allowed to resume their activities.
Warsaw was the first European city to introduce laws for gender equality. Though this was not done legally, as it was against the religion law, many progressive ideas were brought into public awareness through the medium of the media. Today, the attitude of the Warsaw citizens towards sex discrimination is more tolerant than before. Many businesses have opened for women. The most famous example is the Warsaw Stock Exchange, which was set up in 1940.
Warsaw has seen many historical events to take place within its borders. Some of the most notable include The sack of Boleslavsky and The Warsaw Rising. However, it must also be said that Warsaw has been through more recent history and has witnessed various phases before we today know it as a modern city.
Today Warsaw is a thriving city. The capital of Poland, it is a very important place for both the EU and the EU member nations. The Warsaw Plan drawn by the architects of the city shows that Warsaw is one of the major financial centres in Eastern Europe. With its modern financial centre, Warsaw plays a key role as an international financial centre. It has become the second largest stock exchange in the world, after London. Tourist influx has dramatically increased in recent years, with many people heading to Warsaw to visit the world famous sights of the city.