When visiting Warsaw’s Old Town, you’ll want to make sure to have plenty of space for photos. A maze of cobbled streets and quaint pastel buildings, if it weren’t for the people you’d feel like you’d traveled in time. With so many great spots to stop for a bite to eat and drink, it’s easy to lose a day here. The Old Town is a must for any visitor to Warsaw as it captures the history of the city, as well as its vibrant culture.
WINDOW INTO THE PAST
Poland’s history is tragic. Events of the last hundred years have been unkind to the country and this was heavily felt in Warsaw. Looking back, it’s inspiring to see how far Warsaw and its people have come. This history can be explored in so many areas. To name a few, you can visit the Warsaw Rising Museum, Polin Museum for the history of the Polish Jews, the Jewish Cemetery, Jewish Ghetto Memorial and the Warsaw Uprising Monument. These sites not only showcase a dark past, but the ability of people to unite and overcome extreme adversity as well.
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Warsaw has an incredible night life. Illuminated by beautiful lights, simply wandering the city in the evening is amaIng. There are so many excellent restaurants and bars it can be hard to choose. A great spot to start is the Alchemist. Come for the famous beer wall, stay for the incredible food and cocktails. Their signature concoctions are served in beakers and there is even a bubbling beverage served in a miniature bathtub – complete with Rubber Duck! You can sample local beers from the beer wall and also enjoy the incredible food too.
PARKS & GARDENS
Pack your walking shoes. The best way to see this city is on foot. Wonder through the streets of The Old Town and New Town for a tapestry of coloured buildings, churches, modern architectural marvels and historical sites including the Royal castle. Whilst out and about, explore the city’s parks, like Lazienki Park. Surrounding the summer residence of King Stanislaw August, this luscious space is home to rolling hills and picturesque lakes. There are also free weekly Chopin concerts in the summer.
THE PALACE OF SCIENCE 1 CULTURE
The title of this remarkable structure is rather fitting. More than just a museum, it’s also home to more than 10 bars, a sports arena, and 3,288 rooms. It’s no wonder it’s the sixth tallest building in the EU, how else would they fit so much in one place? True to its name, there are few places in Warsaw where you can discover more about Poland, its culture, and its people, then the Palace of Science and Culture.
TRADITIONAL & INTERNATIONAL FOOD
We’re going to assume you’ll be eating pierogies, so we won’t mention them in detail. Amongst the many culinary delights and hot spots in Warsaw, there are few quite like Hala Koszyki. There is more cuisine on offer here than you can probably name, so be sure to arrive with an empty stomach. In a stunning industrial setting, you’ll find local delights and international treats in abundance. It’s even home to amazing exhibits and art installations!
A WALK ALONG THE VISTULA RIVER
The Vistula River is the largest river in Poland, and runs right through Warsaw. What many people don’t know is that you can find a sand beach, surrounded by luscious greenery. It’s so picturesque, it led to Warsaw being named in a National Geographic list of the world’s most beautiful beach cities! So for those seeking to relax, you can kick your feet up and enjoy the sunshine. During the warmer months, it’s also home to the boulevard in Powisle, where you’ll find bars, restaurants and clubs popular with both locals and tourists.
Although it may not be the prettiest zoo you’ll visit, the Warsaw Zoo is truly special. During the second world war, the zoo was affected by bombings and many of the animals were relocated or lost. During the nazi occupation of the city, the directors (the Zabinski family) used the site to protect and save the lives of over 300 Jews. This was the story the film “The Zookeeper’s Wife” was based on. In 1949, the zoo was reopened and animals were welcomed back. Today, the Zabinski villa is still on the site and you can explore its history and see the wonderful animals of the scientific zoo.