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At first glance, Warsaw doesn't appear like an interesting destination compared to other European capitals since it was decimated during the war and rebuilt during communism. Thus, without a defined city centre, its cultural life is spread out across the city. And these hot spots are hard to find as many are located in courtyards, former factories, train ticket stations and dark backstreets. However, Warsaw has the largest cultural budget in the country, and there is more going on in 2011 then ever before. The City is working hard to be awarded the European Capital of Culture 2016 title. Warsaw has been shortlisted alongside Katowice, Lublin, Gdansk and Wroclaw and the winner will be announced in late June. Though Krakow may be considered Poland's "cultural capital," Warsaw has actually often eclipsed its southern relative in the arts. Two cultural heydays of Poland's capital stand above the rest: the years under the country's last King, Stanislaus Poniatowski as well as the inter-war period, when the city was dubbed the Paris of the East. Now, after a challenging twentieth century, Warsaw is back and more vibrant than ever! Festivals, cultural institutes, museums, galleries, theatres, all that you can handle...

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Warsaw Philharmonic

Warsaw Philharmonic

Music Venue City Centre

Historic Concert Hall that hosts a range of events

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Teatr Sabat Revue Show

Teatr Sabat Revue Show

Theatre Royal Way

Musical performances with a superb dinner

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Wilanow Poster Museum

Wilanow Poster Museum

Museum Wilanow

Poster your soul

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Fabryka Trzciny

Fabryka Trzciny

Cultural Centre Old Town

Artistic centre, live music, and theatre complex

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National Museum

National Museum

Museum City Centre

The mother of Warsaw's museums

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Wilanow Palace Museum

Wilanow Palace Museum

Museum Wilanow

A Hero's Home

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Lazienki Palace

Lazienki Palace

Museum Lazienki

The Palace on the Water

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Yours Gallery

Yours Gallery

Gallery City Centre

Leading photographic gallery in the Centre of Town

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Zachęta National Gallery of Art

Zachęta National Gallery of Art

Gallery City Centre

A mecca for contemporary art lovers

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Raster

Raster

Gallery City Centre

The Raster Commonroom of Art

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Royal Castle

Royal Castle

Museum Old Town

Warsaw's home for royalty

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Teatr Wielki

Teatr Wielki

Theatre City Centre

The biggest and the baddest

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Centre for Contemporary Art

Centre for Contemporary Art

Gallery City Centre

Contemporary Art Mecca

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POLMIC

POLMIC

Institute Old Town

Musical Galaxy on the Market Square

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Galeria Foksal

Galeria Foksal

Gallery Royal Way

Modern art marvels

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Fryderyk Chopin Museum

Fryderyk Chopin Museum

Museum Old Town

Everything Chopin

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Greetings from Jerusalem Avenue

Greetings from Jerusalem Avenue

Monument New Town

A palm tree in Poland?!? Yup...

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Horseriding and Hunting

Horseriding and Hunting

Museum Lazienki

Field, Forest and Manor

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Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

Museum City Center

The hub of Polish modern art

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Ateneum

Ateneum

Theatre City Centre

Distinguished theatre with a Cycling Pedigree

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Wspolczesny

Wspolczesny

Theatre City Centre

Sass and style on Mokotowksa street

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MCKIS

MCKIS

Institute City Centre

We got culture, yes we do...

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Studium Teatralne

Studium Teatralne

Theatre Praga

Experimental force in Warsaw theatre

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Montownia Artistic Centre

Montownia Artistic Centre

Theatre City Centre

The arthouse of (live) theatres

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British Council

British Council

Institute City Centre

On Her Majesty's Not So Secret Service

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Biblioteka Narodowa

Biblioteka Narodowa

Library Mokotow

The largest library in the country

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Galeria Dzialan

Galeria Dzialan

Gallery Mokotow

Distinguished bastion of modern art

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Teatr Sabat

Teatr Sabat

Theatre Royal Way

Musical performances with a superb dinner

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Dramatyczny

Dramatyczny

Theatre City Centre

Leading theatre with a bombastic legacy

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Bec

Bec

Cultural Venue City Centre

Wide-ranging cultural foundation for fresh art

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CRP

CRP

Gallery Further out

Sculpture oasis south of Warsaw

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Syrena Theatre

Syrena Theatre

Theatre City Centre

Prestigious theatre by Lazienki Park

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Austrian Culture Institute

Austrian Culture Institute

Institute City Centre

Austrian culture, Varsovian downtown

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Cervantes Institute

Cervantes Institute

Institute City Centre

Warsaw learns about Espain

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Czech Centre

Czech Centre

Institute City Centre

Check out those cheeky Czechs

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French Institute

French Institute

Institute City Centre

More than just Frogs legs and Fragonard

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Goethe Institute

Goethe Institute

Institute City Centre

Your source for everything German

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Hungarian Institute

Hungarian Institute

Institute City Centre

Adventures into Hungarian culture

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Italian Institute

Italian Institute

Institute City Centre

Check out the bellisimo Istituto!

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Russian Culture Center

Russian Culture Center

Institute Mokotow

Got you sayin',

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Pokaz

Pokaz

Gallery Royal Way

Critics of the world unite!

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Narodowy

Narodowy

Theatre City Centre

Historic theatre offering drama and opera

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Powszechny

Powszechny

Theatre Praga

To see or not to see, that is the question

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Le Guern Gallery

Le Guern Gallery

Gallery City Centre

Leading modern art gallery on Widok

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Museum of Interiors

Museum of Interiors

Museum Otwock Wielki

Old school living

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Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Museum

A memorable and thought-provoking experience

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Palace of Culture

Palace of Culture

Museum Old Town

Stalin's

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Studio Buffo

Studio Buffo

Theatre City Centre

Lively theatre with a musical edge

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Galeria SD Wilanow

Galeria SD Wilanow

Gallery Wilanow

Respected gallery in Wilanow

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Galeria SD Mokotow

Galeria SD Mokotow

Gallery Mokotow

Always a step ahead with new exhibits

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Galeria SD Panorama

Galeria SD Panorama

Gallery Sadyba

The first of many

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Bulgarian Culture Center

Bulgarian Culture Center

Institute City Centre

Bulgarian bastion in Warsaw

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Jewish Warsaw

Jewish Warsaw

Tours Old Town

Jewish Tour of Warsaw

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Warsaw City Tours

Warsaw City Tours

Bus Tours Old Town

Tour Warsaw's Main Attractions On A Double Decker Bus

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Invisible Exhibition

Invisible Exhibition

Tour

Open your eyes to blindness

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Centrum Kultur Świata

Centrum Kultur Świata

Arts centre

Music, dance and traditional ethnic culture

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