Collected by Barbara Stockdale Witte
Okopowa 49/51, 01-043 Warszawa, Poland
The Jewish cemetery in central Warsaw is one of the biggest in Europe and dates from 1806. The cemetery is filled with moving monuments to various figures including Janusz Korczak, an orphanage director who refused his freedom and remained with...
plac Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego 1-3, 00-078 Warszawa, Poland
One of Warsaw's memories from a turbulent past, this monument is also a symbolic homage to millions soldiers who sacrificed their lives fighting for Poland’s freedom. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Grób Nieznanego Żołnierza) is placed between...
Nowomiejska 15/17, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
This part of the city's wall was built in the 16th century however during World War II, nearly the entire Barbican was completely destroyed. After the war it was decided to rebuild the walls surrounding the former Old Town, together with the...
Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16, 02-958 Warszawa, Poland
Referred to as “the Polish Versailles,” Wilanow Palace and its surrounding gardens and park are pretty extraordinary. Originally built in the Baroque style, Wilanow Palace was constructed for King John III Sobieski in the 17th century, and its...
plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland
Standing at 230.5 meters high (42 floors) with an area of 817,000 square meters and over 3,000 rooms, The Palace of Culture and Science is the highest and quite possibly largest building in Poland. While it's a major attraction, you must go up to...
Freta 33, 00-227 Warszawa, Poland
While walking around old town Warsaw I was trying to find an authentic place to eat when I came across a distinct, stylish restaurant. Freta 33's unique menu focuses on healthy dining and perfectly presented plates. I tried a fig dish with fresh...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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....
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...
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...
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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