When choosing where to relax in Poland, not many people stop at Warsaw. This is the capital, but it was badly damaged during the Second World War, and lost almost all architectural and historical monuments. But the city was carefully restored, and now there is something to see there.
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If you’re interested in sightseeing, then the Old Town is worth a visit – outside of it, the capital is not very beautiful and mainly consists of Soviet unrestored buildings and gaudy modern skyscrapers.
Of the sights, we advise you to see the Barbican wall, built in the 14th century and now standing on the border of Old and New Warsaw. In the center of the Old Town there is a beautiful Castle Square with a monument to Sigismund the Third. And the most famous religious landmark is the Church of the Holy Cross.
It is worth taking a walk in Lazienki Park to look at the Palace on the Water. If you want a more cultural holiday, then you can visit one of the city’s 43 museums, for example, the Süchent Gallery or the Chopin Museum.
Together with children, you can go to the zoo in the city center, or to the water park in the suburbs with rides, a Russian bath and other entertainment.
If you want something active, you can go to the Champ Tennis tennis club or the Golf Parks Poland golf club. It is also fun in the market square, where street artists and musicians constantly meet.
Nightlife lovers will also like it here – you can visit numerous clubs and bars, of which the most popular is Tygmont jazz.
The capital offers guests not only sightseeing, but also a ski resort. In the Ochota region, the Szczesliwice slope with a height of 75 meters is open. There are already equipment rentals, cafes and other amenities, snowboarding and skiing lessons are available. There are several hotels near the slope. Of course, the level of slopes on the slope is not too high, but it is quite possible to diversify your holiday in the capital by skiing.
There are a lot of old, still Soviet stores in the capital, but now they are gradually being replaced by large shopping centers and boutiques from Western countries. On the Rondo Babka ring there is the Arcadia shopping center, one of the largest in Europe. Much can be bought at the Smyk Building department store and at Poland’s largest department store, Galeria Centrum.
If you want to buy souvenirs, be sure to visit the Russian Bazaar on Waszyngtona Street. Fashionistas will like it in the city center, on Powsinska Street, where designer clothes are sold in the Sadyba Best shopping center. And in the Old Town you can buy traditional products, such as ceramics.
The former capital, interesting primarily for its ancient architecture – the city is under the protection of UNESCO and is popular with lovers of sightseeing tourism.
It is better to start exploring the city from an observation platform, for example, on the Kosciuszki barrow. From it you can see the whole Old Town and other interesting places, while you can get to the site by bus or on foot in half an hour.
If we talk about sights, then you should definitely look at:
- Royal castle, whose history begins in the X century. Place is as important to Poland as the Kremlin is to Russia;
- Market Square, with noisy fairs and souvenir shops;
- Kazimierz – an old quarter with interesting architecture and numerous synagogues, with a special atmosphere that differs from the rest of the city;
- Planty – a park around the Old Town, a good place for walking;
- City Hall of the XIV century, with a branch of the historical museum;
- Aviation Museum with a very interesting exposition;
- Mary’s Cathedral, a very original architectural structure.
You can have a nice walk in the Volsky forest, where you should look at the Panensky rocks with a figurine of the Mother of God.
Nightlife lovers should visit the Cocon club, or dance at Epsilon or the popular Faust club. If you want to have fun, especially with children, you can visit the water park with eight slides, fountains, pools with hydromassage and other interesting attractions.
The Old Town is a great place for shopping, where you can buy jewelry, clothes and art. If you love antiques, head to the Kazimierz district, and the Glowny market has some of the city’s best shops, such as the Sukiennice clothing stalls.
After Glowny is the Royal Route, which is worth visiting in Florianska and Grodzka.