banking area, Warsaw

Bank Square 5, 00-144 Warsaw, Poland

Banking area - one of the main squares of Warsaw. Built in 1825, it was designed to be one of the most beautiful and richest parts of Warsaw. Originally the area was a triangular shape. Among the important buildings, post here, were the Warsaw Stock Exchange, Bank of Poland and the Ministry of Customs. In 1944, as a result of the Warsaw Uprising located in areas of the building was almost completely destroyed. After the Second World War, it was decided to reconstruct only the western part of the historic area and rebuild it in the shape of a rectangle. During gospodstvovaniya in the country of the communist regime, the area was renamed in Dzerzhinsky Square in honor of Felix Dzerzhinsky, who had Polish roots. In 1951, in the southern part of the square was erected and a monument in honor of the famous revolutionary, and in 1989 after the fall of the communist regime it was demolished. Today banking area is an important transportation hub of the city. In addition, there are historic buildings that attract large numbers of tourists. Here is the famous Blue skyscraper built on the ruins of the Germans during the Second World War, the Great Synagogue, and the mayor's office, located in the former Ministry of Finance. In 2001, the square, the site of Dzerzhinsky monument was erected a monument dedicated to Polish poet and playwright Juliusz Slovak sculptor Edward Wittig. Near the square is Saxon Garden and the Royal Arsenal, which is a building of the former military arsenal, built in the sixteenth century Polish King Stefan Batory. Today, there is a fascinating museum of archeology.