Warsaw has always been a thrilling and busy city, vibrant with life. Western-style metropolis, with many features characteristic for all European capitals. Its phenomenal character is best expressed by its everlasting juvenile spirit, although, as regards its ambience and appearance, it is a mixture of the old with the new: it respects tradition but quickly and decidedly moves forward, towards the future.
A stay in Warsaw need not be limited to visits to its historical sites. It is not far from Wilanów to Konstancin, famous for its exquisite residences and spa, where therapeutic brine-saturated air helps cure patients suffering from pulmonary tract diseases. There are several forests and nature reserves within Warsaw's boundaries and on the edge of the city stands Kampinoski National Park. It's worth visiting Chopin's birthplace, now a museum, in Żelazowa Wola, where concerts are held in the summer. Nearby Nieborów is home to the impressive residence of the Radziwiłł magnate family, surrounded by a picturesque park. Today the palace houses a museum. Just 5 km away is the beautiful scenic park of Arkadia.
Płock is set in the picturesque landscape on the banks of the Vistula. Although today an oil-processing centre, the city can boast a sizeable number of historic treasures. The town hall raised in 1825 is one of the finest examples of neoclassical architecture in Poland.