Marzalkowska is one of the main streets in Warsaw city centre. The name means Marshal Street, after Grand Marshal of the Crown Franciszek Bielinski.
Marzalkowska Street runs approximately north to south, from Plac Bankowy to Plac Unii Lubelskiej. Other big squares on Marzalkowska include Plac Defilad, Plac Konstytucji and Plac Zbawiciela. At Plac Defilad, Marszalkowska crosses Aleje Jerozolimskie (another major street) and passes by Warsaw’s best known landmark, the Palace of Culture and Science.
Public Transport in Marszalkowska Street
There is frequent tram traffic along the whole Marszalkowska Street. The tram stops, from north to south, are: Plac Bankowy, Krolewska, Swietokrzyska, Centrum, Hoza, Plac Konstytucji, Plac Zbawiciela, and Plac Unii Lubelskiej. At present, tram number 18 goes all the way along Marzalkowska Street.
Metro line 1 goes almost exacly along the northern half of Marzalkowska Street. There are three stations: Ratusz Arsenal at Plac Bankowy, Swietokrzyska and Cetrum at Plac Defilad. After Plac Defilad, the metro deviates a bit. One more station still close to Marzalkowska is Politechnika, in Aleja Armii Ludowej, near Plac Zbawiciela.
Metro line 2, which opened in 2015, goes under Swietokrzyska Street. Under the junction of Swietokrzyska and Marzalkowska there is Swietokrzyska metro station, the transfer station between the two lines.