Warsaw the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River, in east-central Poland, roughly 160 miles from the Baltic Sea and 190 miles from the Carpathian Mountains. Today Warsaw is considered an Alpha– global city, a major international tourist destination and a significant cultural, political and economic hub. There are more than 20 shopping malls in Warsaw, most of which are also places of entertainment. Three of the biggest malls - Arkadia, Galeria Mokotów and Złote Tarasy - are located near the centre. Also still close to Warsaw's old town are Warszawa Wileńska and Blue City.