University of Warsaw

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Closed by the Tsar in 1832 as part of reprisals for the 1830 insurrection, the university did not reopen until 1915. Under German occupation, studying was forbidden and thousands of clandestine students and teachers were killed. An underground university came into being, and the idea of a "flying university" persisted under communism. Note the Casimir palace in the main courtyard, former seat of a famous military academy, and the lovely Baroque Czapski palace, now an academy of fine arts.

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Church of the Holy Cross
Church of the Holy Cross
The church was destroyed during the 1944
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Tomb of the unknown soldier
Tomb of the unknown soldier
Situated in Pilsudski square, this
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The Royal Way
The Royal Way
This 4km-long promenade is composed of a
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Zacheta Gallery of Modern Art
Zacheta Gallery of Modern Art
The building, dating from 1900, is
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Zacheta Gallery of Modern Art
Zacheta Gallery of Modern Art
The building, dating from 1900, is
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Panstwowe Ethnographic Museum
Panstwowe Ethnographic Museum
Situated in the town centre, opposite
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Church of the Holy Cross
Church of the Holy Cross
The church was destroyed during the 1944
0:15
Tomb of the unknown soldier
Tomb of the unknown soldier
Situated in Pilsudski square, this
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The Royal Way
The Royal Way
This 4km-long promenade is composed of a
0:30
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Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Church of the Holy Cross
Church of the Holy Cross
The church was destroyed during the 1944
0:15
Zacheta Gallery of Modern Art
Zacheta Gallery of Modern Art
The building, dating from 1900, is
2:00
Zacheta Gallery of Modern Art
Zacheta Gallery of Modern Art
The building, dating from 1900, is
2:00
See all