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Chopin 2010

About Warsaw

Mazovia Country

Mazovia is the land of the music genius Frederic Chopin who could feel the melody of Mazovian landscape and of the Nobel prize winner Maria Curie-Sklodowska who dreamed in Warsaw about scientific work.
It?s a region of interesting contrasts in nature and fascinating works of man. It is situated in the heart of Poland and despite the fact that it is the Central Poland Lowland, the landscape is surprisingly picturesque.
The blue ribbon of the Vistula flows through it, Poland?s largest river with irregular channel with wild birds and sandbar beaches. Kampinos forest, whose sand dunes as well as marsh and bog areas are protected by Kampinos National Park, is Europe?s only area of pristine nature so close to a large urban area.

The region has modern hotels, conference venues, sports and recreation and restaurant facilities, as well as stylish hotels and inns in castles, palaces, manors and old style peasant cottages.



Warsaw is an unusual city which attracts visitors with its history and atmosphere, and because it is different. It is the place where Western and Eastern European cultures merge. This is where after the war damages historic palaces, churches and buildings had been restored in great detail Warsaw monuments have been recognized by UNESCO which then led to inclusion of Warsaw Old Town in the list of World Cultural Heritage.

The capital of Mazovia and whole Poland has risen from ashes many times. In 1596 it became the residence town of Polish kings and was elevated to the role of the capital of the State of Both Nations. World War I brought freedom to the city and Poland, while World War II brought great destruction. Warsaw was rebuilt thanks to the enormous determination of the whole nation.

The highlights of the city are the Old Town, Royal Route and Lazienki Park.

Old Town is the cultural salon of the capital city, in season becoming the stage for outdoor concerts or theatre performances or a gallery for painters. Romantic backstreets descending to the Vistula, stylish cafes filled with music are a wonderful break after visiting the museums. The Old Town is also a great place for sacred arts fans.

Royal Route

It is worth taking a walk along the Royal Route ? the main thoroughfare of the city. It?s a trail connecting the Royal Castle with palaces in Lazienki Park and Wilanow. Shaped through centuries, it enchants with the atmosphere of palaces, churches, burgher tenaments, government buildings. A stroll along the Royal Route is like a journey through centuries that educates on history of this unique city.

Royal Lazienki Park is a palace-and-park complex in Warsaw with many classical monuments, established in 18th century by king Stanislaw August Poniatowski. It is the site of many cultural, scientific, entertaining and sport events, as well as the favourite strolling place of Warsawians.

Warsaw is a city, where almost everywhere modern times meet with history. Amongst modern architectural structures one can observe remnants of the war in the old walls. The city is attractive for music lovers, known for its concerts and festivals. It?s the city of Frederic Chopin and world famous Chopin Competition. A city filled with music of the great romantic in spring and summer and also with jazz and modern music created by the new generation of Polish composers. It is played in concert halls, in the Old Town and clubs.

In 2010 Poland will be celebrating birth bicentennial of the famous composer. It will be an occasion to attend many concerts and see many other attractions planned by the organizers.



Warsaw University Conference Centre ? Old Library

Conference venue

The building of the former Warsaw University Library is located in the central part of the University premises on Krakowskie Przedmiescie. Classical structure including elements of Italian Renaissance architecture, it was erected according to design created by Stefan Szyller and Antoni Jablonski-Jasienczyk in 1888. It was thoroughly altered in 2004.

The conference hall has the capacity for 376 persons when set in theatre style. It is equipped with a modern sound system, air conditioning, simultaneous translation system, visual presentation system and auditorium functions control system.

The centre also has 22 conference rooms with capacity ranging from 12 to 130 persons and furnished with equipment similar to that in the Main Hall. On the ground floor of the building there is space for congress reception and coffee breaks.