The Palace of Culture and Sciences was in theory a gift from Stalin, in practice an omnipotent symbol of Soviet supremacy. The palace feels like an ancient...more
Warsaw's Old Town is one of Europe's most extraordinary feats of reconstruction. The Old Town wasn't just badly damaged—it was deliberately obliterated by...more
Nowy Swiat, which translates to "New World," is Warsaw's liveliest thoroughfare and connects the Royal Castle to Wilanow Palace...more
The biographies of this gallery's collectors, Janina and Zbigniew Carroll-Porczynski, are even more impressive than any of the famous paintings housed here. The...more
This part of Warsaw was depicted with unsettling clarity by Roman Polanski in his Oscar-winning film The Pianist, in which the piano-playing hero, Wladyslaw...more
The Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw's southern park district is home to a vibrant museum centered on living Polish artists. With no permanent collection, it's...more
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