Plac Teatralny in Warsaw City Centre

 

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Plac Teatralny
Plac Teatralny is located close to the Old Town and Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street. It is the cultural heart of Warsaw. In the 19th century the square was dominated by huge National Theatre designed by Antonio Corazzi and Ludwik Kozubowski and completed in 1833.


After World War 2 it was rebuilt and enlarged substantially. Its façade is decorated with Neo-Classical frieze depicting Oedipus and his companions returning from the Olympian Games. Right in front of the building there is a statue of Stanislaw Moniuszko – famous composer and father of Polish opera. There is also another statue there depicting Wojciech Boguslawski - instigator of theatre’s construction. Today building of the theatre is home of the National Opera and the National Theatre. In front of the theatre, on the north side of the square stands the Church of St Brother Albert and St Andrew and Jablonowski Palace.



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