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Summer 2008Warsaw New Town

Warsaw, The New Town Warsaw's New Town dates actually from the 14th Century, although it was destroyed during World War II.

Like the rest of the city, it was rebuilt as close as it was before.

The New Town is just beside the Old Town, both neighbourhoods are connected by Freta Street.

The new town was not fortified and had its own town hall until 1791, when it became part of the City Of Warsaw.

If you're interested in science you can find a worthwhile museum in the 18th Century building where Maria Sklodowska–Curie was born.
Warsaw Freta Street

Here are the cafés, bars and restaurants on Freta Street. You've got everything you might want from typical Polish food to the unmissable pizzerias and the Irish Pub.

...And of course don't forget to taste some Piwo, Poland has a huge collection of good ones.

Chuch Of The Holy Spirit, New Town, Warsaw

There are a lot of sights in the new town that are not includes in this page, either because I haven't taken any pictures, or because I haven't visited them, or because I'll talk about when I'll tell you about my first visit to Warsaw in 2003.

The baroque Church of the Holy Spirit was built in 1717 on the site of a previous wooden church here which was destroyed during the Swedish War.

The Church of the Holy Spirit is known to be the starting point for pilgrimages to Częstochowa in Southern Poland, where you can find the Black Madonna icon, one of the holiest relics of the country.

The Field Cathedral of the Polish Army in Warsaw

The Field Cathedral of the Polish Army, also know as the Church of Our Lady Queen of the Polish Crown is not located exactly in the new town but on Krasiński Square, next to the of the Heroes of the Warsaw Uprising monument.

Construction of the church began as early as 1660 but it wasn't consecrated until 1701. The delay was due to the wars agains Sweden and the Cossacks. Then in 1834 the russiand turned it into The orthodox church Of The Holy Trinity (see a picture here). The Germans used it as a depot during the First World War, then it was rebuilt as it originally was, but it got destroyed in 1944. It finally was rebuilt in 1960 and is currently the Polish Army's church.