The typical Warsaw image of a gray concrete jungle, a wasteland of Soviet-era housing, does not correspond to the reality of the last 15 years of this vibrant city.

Of course, this does not mean that the city lacks problems or that the peripheral neighborhoods are still formed by the masses of cement from the communist era. This metropolis has much more to offer: many things to visit, an impressive cultural scene and outstanding nightlife. The simple fact that Warsaw exists today and look to the future, as evidenced by its inclusion in the list of capitals of the European Union, shows the city’s impressive survival character.

City of rivers and students

Located in the Mazowieckie province, in central-eastern Poland, the city extends along the Vistula River. Most tourist attractions are located on the left bank, while on the right bank is the powerful and elegant Prague. The tourist center of Warsaw is the “Royal Route” that runs north to south from the Old and Current city, past the elegant shops in Nowy Swiat, the palaces sobrevivier on the war and the royal gardens of Lazienki Park, before reaching the Wilanów Palace, south of the city center. The city also has many green spaces, with lakes with lush parks where rowing boats sail in the summer and people enjoy outdoor cafes. In the parks are free classical concerts that attract crowds of people, a scene that is far from the gray images of communist era.

Poland is a country with a relatively cheap cost of living compared to the countries of Western Europe. Despite the presence in the European Union for almost 10 years, Poland does not use the EURO, but its own PLN (Polski zloty). The cost of living here depend on individual spending, with the average student spending about €350-550 per month.