Presidential residencies open for visitors
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The residencies of the Polish president will be open to visitors on Sunday as Poland marks European Heritage Days and its centenary of independence.
Warsaw's Belweder Palace. Photo: Krzysztof Sitkowski/KPRPFoto: Krzysztof Sitkowski/KPRP
The Polish head of state's official residences are the Belweder Palace near Warsaw's iconic Łazienki gardens and a nearly 90-year-old castle in Wisła, in Poland's southern mountains.
The Belweder Palace -- one of Warsaw's few remaining structures to survive WWII -- was used by and is home to memorabilia of Józef Piłsudski, the Polish statesman who is considered the father of Poland's independence. The building itself dates back 200 years.
Poland marks European Heritage Days this weekend.
This year Poland celebrates a centenary of regained independence after more than 100 years of partitions and foreign rule. (vb/pk)