Collected by jenille winder
plac Zamkowy 4, 00-277 Warszawa, Poland
The castle was the official residence of the Polish monarchs. After the building's devastation by the Nazis during the Warsaw Uprising, the Communist authorities delayed a decision on whether to rebuild the castle. Finally, the decision to do so...
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 Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland
The Palace of Culture and Science looms large on the Warsaw landscape, a Stalinist wedding cake amidst modern, shiny glass skyscrapers. With food trucks out in force in the parking lot on the weekends, four theaters, two museums (Museum of...
rynek Starego Miasta, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
Warsaw is one of those cities that may not be on the top 5 tourist destinations, but it will completely surprise you. Head to the old town and you will find incredibly beautiful and colorful architecture. The buildings were reconstructed after...
Próżna, 00-001 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...
Długa 22, 00-263 Warszawa, Poland
The Warsaw Uprising is an exceptional chapter in the city’s history - one that is both heroic and tragic. The monument commemorates the thousands of heroes of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising who gave their lives for their homeland, having fought against...
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...
Nowomiejska 15/17, 00-401 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...
Anielewicza 6, 00-157 Warszawa, Poland
While POLIN is Warsaw’s youngest museum, it’s an important one—and very much worth including in your itinerary. In the museum’s English name, the Hebrew word “polin” roughly translates to “land where thou...
Marszałkowska, 00-401 Warszawa, 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...
rynek Starego Miasta 1/3, 00-272 Warszawa, Poland
The Basilisk—a legendary lizard king with a deadly stare from medieval Europe—is a fitting name for this traditional Polish restaurant. At Bazyliszek they serve generous portions of casual Polish fare at reasonable prices. Located in the center of...
Krakowskie Przedmieście, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
One of the most historical streets in Warsaw surrounded by historic palaces, churches and manor-houses. After a complete rebuilding, the street was changed into a wide promenade. During summer weekends, the street is closed to drivers and together...
Kabaty, 00-001 Warsaw, Poland
If you come across two paths that diverge in Kabaty Woods, feel free to take either: you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the lush surroundings any direction you go. There’s something magical about this place. Tourists rarely visit, but it’s a...
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...
Krakowskie Przedmieście 42/44, 00-325 Warszawa, Poland
In the midst of modern revitalization it's lovely to have a hint of vintage and historic style. At the center of Warsaw, to stay at the Bristol Hotel, is the perfect combination of both. From the drapery, china, elevator and lavatory fixtures....
Senatorska 35, 00-099 Warszawa, Poland
Given the history of Poland and the Jews one might be surprised to find out how much Jewish heritage is available in Warsaw - the old synagogue and a Jewish Theater along with a few kosher restaurants...all in the city center.
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...
Generała George’a Smitha Pattona, 00-401 Warszawa, Poland
There’s a legend about the origin of Warsaw in which a peasant named Wars is directed to the site by a mermaid named Sawa—hence the Polish name of the city, Warszawa. Today, Sawa serves as the official emblem of Warsaw, and statues of...
01-999 Warsaw, Poland
An elegant park commissioned in the late 18th century by King Stanisław August Poniatowski, Łazienki is one of the most charming areas of Warsaw. The focal point of the park is the magnificent Palace on the Island (also called the Palace on the...
Grzybowska 79, 00-844 Warszawa, Poland
Through photographs, films, sound recordings, and interactive displays, this museum tells the story of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, during which the Polish underground resistance fought to liberate Warsaw from German occupation. The heroic yet...
Ludwika Zamenhofa, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
Holocaust reminders are everywhere. The Poles anti-Semitism being renown, they now are on a mission to rehabilitate the country and preserve the sites associated with the Holocaust and the discrimination against the Jews as a reminder for those...
Madalińskiego 10/16, 02-513 Warszawa, Poland
While visiting two friends in Warsaw I was taken to this super hip café cum bookstore cum concert venue. Despite the concert-set up when we went, there was still delicious food to be had, including different types of home made focaccia and cakes....
Tamka 33, 00-355 Warszawa, Poland
STOR's luminous space and clean design make it a perfect place to work and relax in. The staff is serious about coffee. I had a divine cappuccino and black drip coffee (the café also offers Chemex and AeroPress preparations). When I ordered the...
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