Historical sports facilities of Warsaw as an asset for contemporary tourism. Part I: from the Middle Ages until the outbreak of World War II

Anna Pawlikowska-Piechotka, Maciej Piechotka

DOI: 10.21858/msr.34.04

Vol. no: 34

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The history of Warsaw’s sports facilities is inscribed in the history of the city and is a document of its cultural heritage. For several hundred years, the development of the various sports practiced in Warsaw has been accompanied by investments for sports, the evolution of sports construction is visible. Thus, the history of Warsaw sports architecture covers a period of about seven hundred years: from the Middle Ages to modern times. These were both buildings erected for the needs of major sporting events, such as racetracks and are today’s stadiums, as well as sports facilities accompanying education or daily recreation of city residents.