The Polish capital of Warsaw has seen more than its fair share of action and activity in recent years, making it one of the most fascinating cities in Europe to visit.
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After the widespread destruction during World War II, Warsaw hostels have replaced the crumbling infrastructure, and the city has become a cultural center of Poland.
The geographical core and political center of Poland since 1611, Warsaw, no doubt, will surprise visitors with his first grim postwar architecture. However, in the midst of the monotony is architectural attractions, including the historic Old Town, rebuilt brick by brick after the war in accordance with ancient engravings, photographs, and paintings. Also impressive is the wedding cake-like Palace of Culture and Science, in early 1950 Stalin’s gift to the city.
Warsaw also has beautiful churches and monasteries, monuments and museums, and a hive of activity during the summer theater, books, jazz, and classical music festivals.
Warsaw has cold winters and hot, humid summers. The average maximum temperature in January is 28 degrees Fahrenheit, while the summer months average in the mid-70s.
One of the most popular attractions in Warsaw is the old town. The focus is on Old City Market Place, a reconstruction of the plaza with restaurants, bars, and cafes. The Old Town is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Warsaw New Town is a reconstruction of the area dating from the 1400s. Plaza Nueva has the market town and church of the Blessed Sacrament. Marie Curie was born in this district.
This exciting attraction of Warsaw has architectural overtones reminiscent of Versailles. The palace is full of history, from its humble beginnings as a village site of the 13th century to its establishment as a small second home on the rights of Warsaw in the 18th century.
The Kings Highway connects many of the historical sites of Warsaw. It once served as the communication path between the King of Poland and the old town.
Wola Slaughter Cemetery commemorates the 1944 uprising when Nazi troops killed more than 40,000 civilians by going house to house and shooting everyone on sight.
There are several beautiful parks in Warsaw also worth a visit. On a good day is a great place to break the scans with a relaxing picnic, away from the main tour operators and hotels in Warsaw.
In the northern Baltic Sea, Poland is surrounded by Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Russia, and other countries. The Central European country was between the first countries that should be attacked and taken by the Nazi regime of Hitler. Today, however, Poland is a modern and developed country with a stable democracy and a robust economy.
Poland is divided into five regions – North, South, East, West, and Central. These regions have their own distinct climate and topography, ranging from the forest in the center and east of the mountains in southern and coastal beaches in the north.
There are many cities – including Paris, Budapest and New York – where individual districts are characterized by their specific characteristics, and these play an important role in defining the character of the city. Warsaw was the same and so can be new, but for now, the districts of the city are in the process of renewal and modernization. How will anyone know, but the pace of development and changes be very fast?
And what most people know about Poland? Perhaps the name of its capital, Warsaw, Poland’s capital of some facts of history or economic issues, but we do know that Poland is one of the most interesting places in Europe? And you can be the most appreciated in the destiny of this continent?
In a sense, you really have to be a place to appreciate the subtleties that distinguish many of the districts of Warsaw. Over time, they are slowly gaining a new character. However, the districts of Warsaw was a causality of the Second World War. As the city began its rapid development, its neighborhoods are coming back to life. Witnessing gradually becomes part of what makes Warsaw as an interesting place.
This amazing city is full of contrasts, questions, and wonder. Warsaw will not leave you different – the reflection and the euphoria of the time they come to mind.
This country is full of mysterious places, legends, myths, etc. Each one largest cities and famous places in Poland is only a different reason. Sopot, Warsaw, Krakow, Zakopane, each one is worth visiting and spending time in.
Youth is visible everywhere. It filled the houses of opera, operetta, opera and chamber National Philharmonic of Warsaw and the headquarters of twenty-eight rooms are seen walking through the rooms and thirty-five museums in the capital and 60 art galleries.
Warsaw is now the most cosmopolitan, dynamic and progressive of all Polish cities, luxury hotels, elegant shops, and various services. If you are interested in the theater, good food, shopping, museums, and bazaars, there is more choice here than in any other Polish city.
If you travel to Warsaw with images of sunny beaches, exciting thrill rides, beautiful walks in front of you, then you probably should reconsider your plans. Warsaw is not your typical tourist destination. However, you should put these attractions in Warsaw on your list of priorities for what could be the perfect destination for you.
Market Square– surrounded by beautiful homes traders seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this lively square is filled with street vendors, cafes, shops, galleries and some of the best restaurants in Warsaw. This is where local festivals and fairs are held. Market Square (90 x 73 m) consists of four parts, each named after a famous 18th-century parliament. The best idea is to either walk through the market or sitting in a cafe to look around. You can also take a horse-drawn carriage to explore the quaint narrow streets of Old Town.
The market is still held in the Hall of fabric Sukiennice towers located on one side, where you can also detect a statue of poet Adam Mickiewicz in the center of the square.
St. Anne’s Church– St. Anne’s church at the end of Krakowskie Przedmiescie and the beginning of the old town, built mid-15th-century. The services are always very good. In summer, the church is very popular for weddings, however, it is believed, that those who get married in the church have been happy couples. In the church gets a plaque in honor of the late Polish Pope John Paul II is now also a large painting with the late Pope hanged at the main entrance.
The location is close to the four major universities (Warsaw University, the Theatre Academy, The Academy of Music and the Academy of Fine Arts), St.Anne’s church is the meeting place for students.
Royal Castle– Currently, the Royal Castle houses a fascinating museum with interiors as the Senate Chamber, the royal apartments, the Marble Hall, Canaletto room with original furniture of great artistic value are definitely worth a visit.
It is located in the Castle Square, at the entrance to the Old City of Warsaw.
Royal Route– Ranging from the old town of Krakow and out through the hill of Wawel allows travelers to embark on their hostel Krakow to take in some of the most famous monuments of the city throughout the process, including the Market Square, the Barbican and the City Hall Tower – from where travelers can enjoy a panoramic view of Krakow.
Further south is the Camino Real, with many classicist palaces, the Presidential Palace and the campus of the University of Warsaw. Also, the popular Nowy Swiat street, one of the main shopping streets, is noteworthy. Wilanow Palace, the former royal residence of King John III Sobieski, is notable for its baroque architecture and beautiful parks.
National Museum– Established in 1916, is the largest museum in Warsaw and one of the largest ones in Poland. The National Museum is composed of a number of sites around Krakow, but the main building has three permanent collections – 20th Century Polish Art, the Gallery of Decorative Art and Arms and Colors in Poland. It has a huge collection of ancient art, foreign and domestic painting, crafts, and numismatics.
It is located on Avenida Jerozolimskie can be reached from downtown by bus, tram or walk (25-30 minutes). It is a complex of two museums – the National Army.
Lazienki Park– It is one of the most beautiful parks and palace complexes in Europe. A century later, when King Stanislaus Poniatowski become the owner of the cite – Lazienki Park became a formal garden and has the neoclassical Palace on the Water (Lazienki Palace) surrounded by magnificent gardens, canals, and ponds. The unique character and history of the park are reflected in its landscape architecture (pavilions, sculptures, bridges, waterfalls, ponds) and vegetation (domestic and foreign species of trees and shrubs). Lazienki Park also attracts music lovers who attend summer concerts taking place at the monument of Fryderyk Chopin.
It took the name Łazienki (“Baths”) from a bathing pavilion that was located there.
Wilanów Palace and Park– Wilanow was built for Jan Sobieski, Poland’s most dashing monarch. The origins of the building date from the 1670’s when the Wilanow village, then known as Milano, became the property of the King. On the first floor is the Portrait Gallery of Poland, where effigies of magnate families of nobles, kings, famous artists and historical figures, painted by renowned Polish and foreign artists, that you can see. Behind the palace is a large park – a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Palace in Wilanow, the baroque royal summer residence is located at the end of the Royal route.
Wilanów Park – 45-hectare park consists of a two-tier Baroque garden, a neo-Renaissance rose garden, an English landscape park, and an English-Chinese landscape park. The park is gained access by a door from the courtyard of the Palace, which is adorned with beautiful magnolias and roses.
Palace of Culture and Science– Considered the tallest building in Poland, this monumental skyscraper (circa 1955) contains 42 floors at a height of 230.68 meters (756.82 feet), topped with a needle height of 43 meters (141.08 feet). Today the building serves as headquarters for a variety of companies. On the other hand, continues to play a cultural role. There are cinemas, libraries, theaters, the Museum of Technology, etc in the Palace of Culture and Science. Fairs and exhibitions are held here. It also has the largest concert hall and conference, called Congress Hall, able to seat up to three thousand people.
Located in the center of Warsaw.
Monument to the Ghetto Heroes– was erected in 1948 on the fifth anniversary of the outbreak of the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto. It commemorates the struggle of the 1943 Ghetto Uprising heroes. It is part of the Memory Trail that leads from here to the Umschlagplatz Monument – a monument of white marble and black on the site of a former railway siding (Umschlagplatz in German) from where the cattle cars, the deportation of the Jews inhabitants of the ghetto to the concentration camps, departed from.
Grand Theater– dating back from 1825 – 1833, was once the largest building in Warsaw before the Second World War. It now houses the National Opera and Ballet. In front of the building can be seen two monuments. One is dedicated to Stanislaw Moniuszko, the founder of the Polish National Opera, while the other is dedicated to Wojciech Boguslawski, the father of Polish National Theatre. Grand Opera in Warsaw boasts high production values: set, costumes, and casts are on a grand scale.
It’s a good idea to visit the light to admire its architectural details and to attend one of his magnificent performances.
Located in the historic Plaza Theatre in Warsaw, Poland.
Day 1: In Warsaw
Arrival in Warsaw, the capital dynamics of flourishing democracy in Poland. The driver will be at the Frederic Chopin airport for transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: In Warsaw
Tour of the monuments and attractions in Warsaw on a private tour in the morning. View the Palace of Culture, the Radziwill Palace and the Jewish Ghetto Memorial. Spend the afternoon enjoying this historical bustling city at your own pace.
Day 3: In Warsaw
Enjoy a free day to travel on their own. Spend the day perhaps by strolling in the old town of Warsaw, meticulously reconstructed after the Second World War, or take an excursion to Wilanów, the largest of the palaces of Warsaw, on the outskirts of the city.
Day 4: At Kraków
Transfer by private car to Warsaw Central Station for a morning train to Kraków. Travel first class and another driver will transfer to the hotel on arrival in this city a World Heritage Site. Enjoy an evening walking tour of Kraków, a beautiful, historic and rich culture that quickly packed-transports visitors from the 13th century.
Day 5: At Auschwitz & Wieliczka
This day will feature a private full-day excursion to Auschwitz and Wieliczka. The somber memorial to the Holocaust at Auschwitz can be one of the most important historical periods in Poland. Later, go to the Wieliczka salt mine. Over the centuries, the miner’s chapels carved and sculpted their own artistic worship of their favorite religious figures, legends and myths.
Day 6: In Kraków to Budapest
Spend the day exploring Kraków. This city is overflowing with historic charm, cobblestone streets, Gothic buildings, Baroque churches and delights of any traveler. Meet a driver in the afternoon for transfer to the Kraków Glowny train station for travel in first-class compartment Budapest bed.
Day 7: At Budapest
In Budapest, you will find it’s buildings, parks and avenues are on a monumental scale, and have a reputation for hedonism, style, and parochial pride. Enjoy a private morning tour of Budapest. The afternoon is free at leisure for independent exploration of this Baroque city.
Day 8: Danube Bend
Embark on a private full-day excursion to the Danube Bend, one large tract of Europe’s longest river. Visit the historic towns and ruins of Szentendre, Esztergom, and Visegrad. At night, enjoy a traditional gypsy dinner with entertainment.
Day 9: Departure
Transfer by a private car to Budapest Ferihegy Airport for your flight back to the United States.
Attention, culture vultures and aesthetics: Warsaw is calling. Fall into this brave city, but great for the weekend and you will discover budding art stars, avant-garde fashion and Soviet-style buildings preserved in curatorial amber. All this and a lively nightlife scene.
Architecture Old and New: Last year, the city received its first offer of the star architect Sir Norman Foster, the seven-story building of glass and concrete Metropolitan, a mixed-use structure that resembles a spacecraft in central Marshal Pilsudski Square. After years of cursing monstrosities of this block yesterday, design aficionados are entranced by them. An example is the Palace of Culture and Science, an ominous Big Brother como un structure commissioned by Stalin of the Soviet people present. Today, however, the huge Soviet statues dot the landscape worker who looks hip rather than disturbing, while the film is one of those older popcorn palaces. Discover the Sofitel Victoria Hotel, with its bold architectural style 1960’s-Soviet.
Culture: After communism, it is necessary for the first supermarket, and now it finally getting museums. The city has a cultural facelift, with the recent opening of the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Museum of the History of the Jews of Poland and the Museum of Contemporary Art Warsaw is scheduled to be completed in the next year or two. For now, modern art lovers can visit the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, a space for contemporary art and politics which was formed following the 1980 Solidarity movement.
Fashion: As in most cities in Eastern Europe, H & M and Zara have conquered the street. For less mainstream fashion, you have to go further.
Art: As the Leipzig and Berlin art scenes have been chosen, international curators and collectors have migrated here to mine for talentless known at discounted prices.
A Boutique Hotel: The operation of the city of Rialto’s first boutique hotel, with all the details: Flat screen TVs, DVD library, etc. The look is Art Deco style, even the parquet floors; Tamara de Lempicka prints lift and mother-of-pearl. Some rooms have immaculate reproduction furniture secessionist Vienna in an atmosphere of fin-de-siècle, while others have a more in Africa, zebra rugs and tribal masks.
Food and Drink: Most of the villagers living on pirogues, so gourmet noshing options are close to zero. Nami Miedzy offers quesadillas and coffee with milk domiciles as MTV, VJ and British week ending who have flown more than Easyjet. The Poles take drinking seriously, so for a cocktail made with expertise, the head of the Metropolitan Building Cinnamon. The look (white leather banquette) and mischief night (Hilton table dancing style) are a little more than South Beach, but it is ideal for early evening gin and tonic.
Want to spend the long weekend in a cold place, with an unforgettable atmosphere and unique history that is felt in every corner? Therefore, Krakow in Poland is the perfect destination for you!
The best option is by plane. Many low-cost airlines offering cheap flights to Krakówfrom all major cities in the United Kingdom. Even if you book a flight at the last moment, the price is still attractive. You can arrange your trip on your own or use the services of tour operators offering tours to Krakow issue.
Where to stay?
Kraków is one oldest city in Poland and history – also one of the most important countries. It used to be the capital of Poland, making it popular with tourists. Because of its popularity, the supply of hotels, hostels and private rooms for rent in Kraków are very rich. Everyone can find accommodation according to their financial capacity and needs.
What to see?
Warsaw is actually a compact city, everything should be good fun is found throughout the old town, such as clubs, museums, shopping malls, the most important monuments (Wawel Royal Castle with the monument of the legendary dragon spits fire, Sukiennice, beautiful spring Wisla, Jagiellonian University, National Museum, Barbakan and many more) and restaurants. The city is famous for its nightlife, too. There are over 400 bars and clubs around the center, so if you have an apartment in the center, you can easily go to walk anywhere.
And if you are looking for a relaxing spa weekend, Warsaw is definitely the city for you! There are spa rooms in almost every street. They all offer the usual spa treatments such as massage, manicure, pedicure, facial and hair treatment. And best of all is the low price! There is also a wide range of aesthetic clinics for those interested in this type of treatment.
Where to eat?
Polish cuisine is very heavy and you may not want it for lunch and dinner. But that’s not a problem since Warsaw has many international restaurants. A must visit is Polish restaurant U Kucharzy, located near the end of the Royal Route close to Hotel Bristol. The restaurant is very famous and is always reserved, so you need to make a reservation at least a week before your visit, especially if you are more than two people.
Another Polish restaurant is Ale Gloria. If you are looking for Asian food you should try papaya or sense. On the street of Burakowski, you can combine shopping with lunch or dinner in the cozy Mielzynski, a combined wine auction, and a restaurant.
There are plenty of cafes around Warsaw, you do not have that long search for a solution of sugar. Most cafes offer mostly cakes, so do not expect to find a large salad sandwich or healthy. You should check out the famous café Wedel ul. Szpitalna 8 and test your hot chocolate. There is always Starbucks and Costa on Nowy Swiat if you’re looking for that kind of café.
What to buy?
Nowy Swiat is the place to go for an afternoon lost in a familiar range of beauty shops, perfumes, and boutiques, and if you need to rest between shopping, pop in Nowy Swiat Blikle 33, the oldest house of cake and coffee the city.
While Warsaw may not be the prettiest of the city remains one of the cheapest in Europe. Luckily for visitors, the zlotys currency remains largely depressed and will take several years before Poland adopts the euro. Left, the reconstructed Old Town provides a historical texture of the city. As the most damaged during the Second World War, Warsaw was in ruins. Visit today to reveal a city that it seems that never to have been touched by the calamity. Leave Varsovians to reinvent the city as a modern metropolis.
Locate one treasure of its kind in Bazar Na Kole, an outdoor market on the east side of Warsaw, which sells rarities such as helmets rusty World War II, Prussia lamps and other memorabilia from recent Soviet passed.
For studying cultural renaissance in Warsaw, visit the Contemporary Art Center. Left, Anna Konik’s piece titled, “Disco relaxation,” reflects hundreds of lights while turning around.
The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw in their temporary home in the City Center. In 2014, it will move into bright new digs.
The Palace of Culture and Science, Stalin’s controversial gift that rises over Warsaw as a great insult.
Floating 43 floors high, the RiverView Wellness Center at the InterContinental Hotel offers a fabulous view of the Palace of Culture and Science.
Milk bars – the low cost of dining from the communist era to serve as Polish staples Pirogi and borscht – you can go in the direction of the bread lines. But the few that remain, such as the Bar Zbikowski, left, are cherished institutions.
Pirogi in Zbikowski Bar, a time capsule yellow and blue, favored by seniors and students.
U Kucharzy becomes a luxury Polish cuisine in a spectator sport. Dishes include veal brain on toast, stuffed with beef and baked perch and bright mounds of steak tartare, stretcher massacred. U Kucharzy diners in the kitchen of the legendary Hotel Europejski maze.
KOM is a fusion restaurant that serves dishes like tacos wanderer of foie grass with pear chutney and mint and grilled tenderloin with fig sauce. The cocktails are mundane, too.
Hydrozagadka, a cool club in the working-class district of Prague, said an eclectic mix that may include graphic designers and musicians.
To experience the economic Warsaw Uprising, follow the limousine and the BMW-powered Champagne bar in the center of the city, such as platinum.
Platinum offers surly bouncers, gobs of hair gel and a phalanx of stilettos.
When to visit Warsaw?
When was the best time to visit Warsaw? With the results of new discount airlines daily flights to this great city, you can come every month! If you are like most of us, however, and you cannot deal with such extravagance, here is a list of major events around these parts. These are the big dogs, and whatever you choose, you are not alone!
Warsaw is a very historic and picturesque town in southern Poland, Vistula River.
This city is home to some of the most important culture of Poland, and more than 2.5 million pieces of art and culture in the galleries and museums. Krakow is also on the World Cultural Heritage List.
Besides looking into the passed, Warsaw is well equipped to meet the needs of modern life. The architecture is outstanding, and if you like buildings, then you will love the favorable combination of old and new.
More than 10000 students in Warsaw, making it a lively city. The local university, the Jagiellonian University is the oldest university in Poland.
Rynek Glowny, the Market Square is the heart of the city and offers excellent shopping facilities, as well. It is the largest medieval market in Europe, and there is always something going on here.
Thanks to the many students, there is a vibrant city, and there are plenty of clubs, cafes and restaurants, and spectacular nightlife.
Unlike most cities, there is a lot of greenery in Warsaw, and Planty is the area of parkland surrounding the city, which replaced the city wall. This adds an air of relaxation and calm to this city.
Warsaw is also a good place to start if you intend to explore more of Poland. Why not see what else can you do while you are here?
Despite being in Eastern Europe, Poland is just a short flight away and is very popular throughout the year. If you are looking for a new place to play golf, or want to see something of the culture, then it’s worth a visit.
Warsaw has cold winters and warm summers and winters are also seeing a good amount of snow. Summer is the best time to visit the city, with average temperatures in the 80’s, but with low relative humidity. Summer in Warsaw sees more rainfall than the rest of the year, sometimes it rains a lot. In recent years, it is hot summers, so the best season is May or early fall.
Warsaw is not the cold and dead city it used to be under communist rule. Today with bustling Polish economy and freedom of communist rule – the city has undergone a major transformation. Many old communist buildings gave way to modern skyscrapers, old wasting was restored, and entertainment services transformed to match that of other Western capitals. The crime rate is lower than that of large cities in the United States. It offers export recommendations for places to visit, accommodation, car hire, excursions, restaurants as well as provides practicable information and useful travel.