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Historic Centre of Warsaw   (Hide)
During the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944, more than 85% of Warsaw's historic centre was destroyed by Nazi troops. After the war, a five-year reconstruction campaign by its citizens resulted in today's meticulous restoration of the Old Town, with its churches, palaces and market-place. It is an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century.


Photographer : Geoff Steven (New Zealand) Site Description | Go to UNESCO




 
 
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