Poland's capital Warsaw is situated on the eastern part of the country and surrounded by both the Vistula River and Baltic Sea. The city is strategically located between both Minsk and Berlin. The climate in Warsaw is continental having mild summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The wettest month in the city is July but rainfall can occur all-year round.
The first settlement in Warsaw dates back to the 14th century when the city became Mazovia's capital during the 15th century. During a battle with Sweden, the city was destroyed but soon regained its status. Warsaw started to progress as a city during the 19th century and became the country's capital after World War I.
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There are several festivals held in Warsaw but one of the most-attended is the Warsaw Carnival in March which is held in different venues and features non-stop dancing, partying, dining and drinking. The most-visited area in Warsaw is the Centrum district and in particular the Inner City which features many wonderful attractions including the Palace of Culture and Science, The Parliament, Warsaw Ghetto and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The most popular square in Warsaw is Theatre Square where you can find the Great Theatre, Saints Albert and Andrew Church, Blank Palace and Jabłonowski Palace. Must-see museums in Warsaw include the National Museum, Polish Army Museum and the Warsaw Uprising Museum.
Warsaw has excellent public transportation links including the metro, bus and tram. Driving around the city is not advisable because of its one-way systems.