Downtown, Warsaw

Coordinates: 52°14′N 21°01′E / 52.233°N 21.017°E / 52.233; 21.017
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Plac Konstytucji (Constitution Square) and Palace of Culture and Science in the background
Plac Konstytucji (Constitution Square) and Palace of Culture and Science in the background
Location of Śródmieście within Warsaw
Location of Śródmieście within Warsaw
Neighbourhoods of Śródmieście
Neighbourhoods of Śródmieście
Coordinates: 52°14′N 21°01′E / 52.233°N 21.017°E / 52.233; 21.017
City countyWarsaw
Seat43 Nowogrodzka Street, Warsaw
 • MayorAleksander Ferens
 • Total15.57 km2 (6.01 sq mi)
 • Total101,979
 • Density6,500/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code+48 22

Downtown[a] is a district of the city of Warsaw, Poland.[2]

The area is home to the most important national and municipal institutions, businesses, theatres, and higher education establishments such as the University of Warsaw and the Warsaw University of Technology. It is also home to most of the tourist attractions in Warsaw.

The district has an area of 15.57 km2 (6.01 sq mi); it was inhabited by 101,979 people in 2022.[1]


Śródmieście, located in the heart of Warsaw,, encompasses an area of approximately 15.57 square kilometers (6.01 square miles). This central district is characterized by its diverse landscape, which includes the Vistula River to the east, forming its natural border, and the historic Old Town at its core.

Śródmieście shares borders with four other districts: Żoliborz to the north, Wola to the west, Ochota to the south-west, and Mokotów to the south, making it a vital hub of urban activity in the capital city.


The district of Śródmieście is subdivided into nine municipal neighbourhoods, each governed by the neighbourhood council. The current subdivision had been established on 10 March 2016.[3][4]

Municipal neighbourhoods of Śródmieście
No. Name Council seat City Information System areas
1 Muranów 9/11 Nowolipie Street Muranów
2 Staromiejskie 17 Świętojańska Steet, suite no. 9 New Town, Old Town, Muranów, North Downtown, Powiśle
3 Żelazna Brama Śródmieście Północne
4 Centrum 19 Widok Steet, suite no. 201 North Downtown
5 Powiśle-Skarpa 9 Ordynacka Steet, suite no. 36 North Downtown, Powiśle
6 Koszyki 47 Jerusalem Avenue South Downtown
7 Krucza 27 Jerusalem Avenue South Downtown
8 Powiśle-Solec 12 Okrąg Steet Powiśle, Solec, South Downtown, Ujazdów
9 Oleandrów 1 Marszałkowska Street, suite no. 7 South Downtown, Ujazdów

The district is also subdivided into areas of the City Information System. Such subdivision had been established in 1996.[5] They are:


Places of interest[edit]


Streets and squares[edit]


Śródmieście District in Warsaw is home to several prestigious educational institutions. Notable among them are the University of Warsaw, Warsaw University of Technology, Chopin University of Music, Collegium Civitas, Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts.

Schools include the Stefan Batory High School.


  1. ^ Polish: Śródmieście, pronunciation: [ɕrudˈmʲɛɕt͡ɕɛ]


  1. ^ a b "Powierzchnia i ludność w przekroju terytorialnym w 2022 roku". (in Polish). 7 December 2022.
  2. ^ Art. 5 i 14 ustawy z dnia 15 marca 2002 r. o ustroju miasta stołecznego Warszawy. Warsaw. 15 March 2002. In: Dzienik ustaw z 2018 roku. position 1817.
  3. ^ "Rady osiedli w Dzielnicy Śródmieście". (in Polish).
  4. ^ "Rady Osiedli". (in Polish). 16 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Dzielnica Śródmieście". (in Polish).

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