Collected by Steve Podolsky
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...
rynek Starego Miasta 1, 00-272 Warszawa, Poland
This is the main square in Old Town Warsaw... along with "bagel" vendors, artwork for sale and turquoise shops there are many outdoor cafes and restaurants. This is also a perfect spot for people watching while indulging in a beer or other...
Though Warsaw's Old Town is relatively small, we spent all afternoon wandering through its colorful, lively streets and eating the soft-serve ice-cream sold by the many friendly vendors. It's the ideal place to get a taste of Old World charm at...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Krakowskie Przedmieście, 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...
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...
Okopowa 49/51, 01-043 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...
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...
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...
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...
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....