The Essential Guide to Warsaw
Warsaw is a phoenix of a city, having come back stronger than ever after being almost completely destroyed during World War II. To learn more about the city’s fascinating history, check out the Warsaw Rising Museum, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and, before you even hit the Old Town, the Royal Route to Castle Square. Make time to walk in the rooftop garden at the University of Warsaw Library, and see the legendary mermaid statue in the Powiśle district. Visitors will also want to pay tribute to Poland’s most famous composer, Frédéric Chopin, with a pilgrimage to his statue in lovely Łazienki Park.