Masovian Voivodeship is in central Poland with its largest city being Warsaw. It is the largest and most populous region of Poland with a population of 5,411,446 inhabitants. Masovian Voivodeship is bordered by six other voivodeships: Warmian-Masurian to the north, Podlaskie to the north-east, Lublin to the south-east, Świętokrzyskie to the south, Łódź to the south-west, and Kuyavian-Pomeranian to the north-west.
Most visitors to the Moasovian region come to visit Warsaw and the popular Kampinos National Park (a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve).
Warsaw is a modern metropolis with a population nearing 2 million people, the city centre was rebuilt after being destroyed during WW2. The Warsaw Centrium district including the Old Town is popular for tourists who come to visit Warsaw Castle and the cobblestone streets of the area. Just nearby is the PGE Stadion Narodowy, the most modern and largest of its kind in Poland. This stadium hosted European Championship matches in 2012 as well as games by Poland national football team.
Warsaw is home to a number of great museums including the Polin Museum, The Warsaw Uprising Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Polish Vodka Museum and more. Things to see in Warsaw should include the Palace of Science and Culture, Wilanow Palace and the Warsaw Barbican just to name a few of the top attractions in Warsaw.
Kampinos National Park is a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve in Poland. It is located in the Masovian Voivodeship, about 20 km from Warsaw and is popular with biking, hiking and horse-riding trails. The park was established in 1974 and it has an area of 385 square kilometres.
The park is also home to 81 endangered species including many different types of plants. You will see a variety of landscapes including forests, meadows, marshes, and lakes when you visit the Masovian Voivodeship in Poland. There are also many historic sites such as Palmiry National Memorial & Museum – a site of mass execution of civilians and intelligentsia during World War II.
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Getting to Masovian Voivodeship
You can fly into Warsaw Chopin Airport which is served by major airlines such as LOT, Air France, KLM, Turkish Airlines and more. The airport is located in Warsaw-Okęcie about 10 km away from the city centre. Search flights to Warsaw today. LOT Airlines is the main airline in Poland and offers flights to 134 destinations around the world.
Flixbus has the best options if you’re travelling around Poland by bus. Polish rail has connections to Warsaw and beyond from most cities in Poland. International trains arrive in Warsaw from Germany, Czech Republic and Austria By car, the region is connected to Western Europe via the A2 Autostrada that runs from Germany to Ukraine. You can have a rental car at the airport awaiting you for your Poland travel adventures.
Distances to other Polish cities by road
- Krakow -290 Kilometres
- Gdansk – 343 Kilometres
- Rzeszow – 334 Kilomtres
- Poznan – 311 Kilometers
- Wroclaw – 348 kilometers
- Bialystok – 198 Kilometres