1. The life expectancy in the 19th century in Warsaw was around 30 years (OMG! I should already be dead!). These days, we live much longer – women : 81 years and men : 75 years (Ufff…, I still have time).
2. Warsaw is sometimes called the Phoenix city because it was totally destroyed by Nazis in WW2 and then rebuilt.
3. The smallest house in Warsaw is located next to the church of the Holy Spirit. In the 19th century his owner caused a big scandal because he was selling magazines with nude women (Yeah, really, unacceptable. Today, this kind of magazines can be bought almost everywhere…).
4. The tallest building in Warsaw (and in Poland) is still the Palace of Culture and Science.
5. World’s narrowest house – The Keret House – is located in Warsaw. Location: Żelazna street, on the plot measuring 92 centimeters in its narrowest point and 152 centimeters in its widest point.
6. Do you like sweets? Yes? Then you should try PTASIE MLECZKO – one of the most recognized polish chocolate confectionery made for the first time in Warsaw in 1936.
7. Green areas in Warsaw occupy 28% of the city (And what about your capital?).
8. Warsaw is a city of churches and monuments (more than 100 churches and 100 monuments). I would also like to add that Warsaw is a city of beautiful women.
9. Warsaw is the second most important centre of film production in Poland. The most famous movie filmed in our capital is “The Pianist”.
10. Do you know why the King Sigismund III Vasa decided to transfer the capital from Cracow to Warsaw? Because, as the old Cracovians say, the doctor recommended him to rest in the countryside…
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