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A Guide to Warsaw

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Warsaw’s distinct character, a blend of the East and the West, fascinates visitors. The city is poised and cultured. Adventurous cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and a rich cultural history provide multiple points of departure for exploration.
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Długa 52, 00-238 Warszawa, Poland
Reservations here are a must, as is the beef tartare; it's chopped and mixed right in front of you. In fact, all the food is prepared right in front of you; the "food as theater" concept is alive and kicking here at U Kucharzy, in the converted...
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Pańska 57, 00-830 Warszawa, Poland
A popular place in central Warsaw for both lunch and dinner, Restro is lauded for its fresh ingredients and attention to detail. It's hard to go wrong with any of the pizzas, pastas, or salads—and they're known for their Italian wines.
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Krakowskie Przedmieście 48/50, 00-071 Warszawa, Poland
Located on the main road to get to the Old Town, this palace has seen a lot of history, noteably the signing of the Warsaw Pact in 1955. Since 1994 it has served as the official home of the Polish president. Current president Bronisław Komorowski...
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Metropolitan 2, plac Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego 1-3, 00-078 Warszawa, Poland
Designed by Norman Foster, the building features state-of-the-art technical solutions and world-class architecture, as well as some fine shopping.
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Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, 00-390 Warszawa, Poland
Projections onto a dome screen surrounding the auditorium and modern multimedia technology give the participants the impression that they are travelling to the remotest corners of the cosmos, into the depths of an ocean or inside a volcano.
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Tamka 43, 00-355 Warszawa, Poland
Exclusive restaurant located near the Chopin Museum in Warsaw. Executive chef Robert Trzópek is one of the best Polish cooks. He has several years of experience in work in the best restaurants around the world – Noma and El Bulli. The menu at...
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plac Zamkowy 4, 00-277 Warszawa, Poland
Built in the 15th century. In 1596 when the capital was moved to Warsaw from Krakow the castle served as seat of the king and the government. It was destroyed completely during World War II. The decision to rebuild Castle Square was taken in 1971....
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rynek Starego Miasta, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
The Old Town center in Warsaw has been completely reconstructed and is now a UNESCO World heritage site. The square houses open air cafes and art galleries during the day. When evening comes, go for dinner and stay for the "show"—there are always...
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Próżna, Warszawa, Poland
Prozna street has a tragic history. Most of the Ghetto buildings were totally destroyed. Only a few of them are left. Prozna street is unique because this is the only street in the historic Jewish part of Warsaw where tenement buildings have been...
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plac Teatralny 1, 00-950 Warszawa, Poland
The original Grand Theatre was built in 1825-1833. During the siege of Warsaw in 1939, the Grand Theatre was bombed and then almost completely burned down, with only the classical façade surviving. The opening of the rebuilt Grand Theatre took...
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Warsaw, Poland
After a full day of exploring Warsaw on foot, I decided to take a moment to unwind in Saxon Gardens. To enjoy being in the moment with the locals and travelers alike, as the sun highlighted the scene. The day was then topped off with a Chopin...
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Długa 44, 00-241 Warszawa, Poland
The national dumplings are filled with everything from meat to sweet cheese to sauerkraut to jam... you can make a meal of them. These particular pierogies were eaten at a sidewalk café just outside the old town center in the new town area. You...
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al ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1, 03-901 Warszawa, Poland
This is the view of the new National Stadium from Castel Square. The venue hosted the opening match, remaining two group matches, a quarterfinal, and a semifinal of the UEFA Euro 2012. It's used mostly for football matches; however, two concerts...
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The museum was opened on April 19, 2013. Multimedia exhibits on Jewish community that flourished in Poland for a thousand years. The building was designed by Finnish architects Rainer Mahlamäki and Ilmari Lahdelma. The exhibition was developed by...
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Grzybowska 2/16, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
A little bit of Spanish warmth comes to Warsaw with Sol y Sombra. Try the mushrooms with garlic and the octopus tapas, and the paella is well worth the wait.
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Waliców 13, 00-865 Warszawa, Poland
Gospoda means a traditional inn or restaurant, and Folk Gospoda is as traditional as they get, as well as consistently delicious. Here you'll find hearty plates of Polish food like stuffed cabbage rolls (golabki), pork roulades (zrazy), and...
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Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, 00-390 Warszawa, Poland
Near Świętokrzyski Bridge. The helium balloon has an observation deck from which you can enjoy a view of Warsaw from a height of 120 metres. The flight lasts about 15 minutes. The station has a café and a souvenir shop. Mon.-Sun. 9 am-10 pm (the...
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Dobra 56/66, 00-312 Warszawa, Poland
One of the largest and most beautiful roof gardens in Europe, with an area of more than 10,000 square meters. As the university garden it is open to the public every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m All segments of the garden are interconnected with...
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plac Zamkowy 1/13, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
Castel was the official residence of the Polish monarchs. After the devastation done by Nazis during the Warsaw Uprising, the Castle was rebuilt and reconstructed. The Communist authorities delayed making a decision on whether to rebuild the...
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plac Zamkowy, Warszawa, Poland
Erected in 1644, is one of Warsaw's most famous landmarks and one of the oldest secular monuments in northern Europe. Statue commemorate King Zygmunt III Waza, who in 1596 had moved Poland's capital from Krakow to Warsaw. On September 1, 1944,...
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rynek Starego Miasta, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
... it's just a name. This lively square is filled with street vendors, cafes, shops, galleries and top restaurants. It's a busy place with a constant movement of people. It's the ideal spot for souvenir shopping. You can also hire a horse-drawn...
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Agrykola 1, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
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The Belvedere restaurant is located in an orangerie in a park. Good place for the celebration of the special occasions, wedding or romantic date.
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Marszałkowska, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
The Saxon garden facing Marshall Pilsudski Square was among the first public gardens in the world. It was originally created in the 17th century and opened to the public in 1727. The garden is filled with Baroque statues, allegories of the...
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plac Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego 1-3, 00-078 Warszawa, Poland
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw is a memorial to all war victims, near the old town center and many other sites including the synagogue and Jewish Theater. Also close to Klub Klezmer (music!) and kosher deli food...
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Agrykola 1, 00-460 Warszawa, Poland
Located in an old, 18th century building, this cafe has a long tradition. It served its customers already as early as the 19th century. You may drop in here to have an ice cream or an iced coffee after exploring the rest of the Lazienki Park.
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Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, 00-390 Warszawa, Poland
Copernicus is a state-of-the-art interactive museum. It is a unique place: it arouses your curiosity, lets you understand the world around you through play, and proves that everyone is a discoverer all life long. You will love it as well as your...