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Feb 01

Top things to do and see in Warsaw, Poland

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Warsaw is a great travel destination, as the capital of Poland and the biggest city of the country and it has a lot to offer to visitors. It is a city with a tremendous history of rebirth, almost completely destroyed during World War II today its an impressive metropolis that at same time has done an excellent job recovering its historical and cultural heritage. There are beautiful parks, and a striking reconstructed old Town, great hotels and many good restaurants. It is a city with a very vivid nightlife and excellent shopping opportunities. These are some of the things not to miss when one is in Warsaw.

 

The National Palace of Culture: It was built as a gift of the Russian people and it certainly reflects that kind of architecture and style. It is an impressive building with many different spaces for concerts, theaters, and excellent museums.

 

The Old Town: Almost completely rebuilt from scratch after the war it is a very romantic place to walk around with very colorful buildings, beautiful squares, good restaurants and cafes. It is not infrequent to find musicians performing around and painters creating awesome works of art.

 

Copernicus Science Center: it is an interactive museum with diversity of expositions for people of all ages. The idea is to promote curiosity for knowledge and sciences. This is considered one of the most modern centers of its kind in Europe.

 

Lazienki Palace: It is located in the midst of a beautiful park, it is a very relaxing place to visit and to be in contact with history and nature.

 

Royal Castle and Castle Square: one has to be mindful that this is an exact reproduction of the original building, but it does not take away any of the wonder, actually it is a great testimony of the tenacity of Polish people, their love for national traditions and their strength to rebuild their past.

 

The Barbican: it was originally a defensive tower that was built to replace part of the original city walls. It is another impressive structure reconstructed after the war.

 

The Jewish district: There are only few blocks belonging to the original district, but it is a very powerful place where it is easy to perceive all the sadness of one of the darkest chapters in history of humanity. This is a place worthy to visit with devotion and respect. Many of the old dilapidated buildings show pictures of some of the original inhabitants adding even more drama to the visit.

 

Chopin: there are many places in Warsaw honoring this illustrious citizen of Poland, one of the best probably is the Chopin Museum that was completely renovated for the celebration of the 200th birthday of this amazing composer in 2010.

 

Nightlife: Warsaw is famous for its lively nightlife and fantastic vodka, some of the best bars and clubs are located in the area of Nowy Swiat, here is where the elite of the city party until sunrise, those looking for a more bohemian and informal setting will enjoy the area of Praga District.

 

We invite to click thought the slide show and enjoy some beautiful pictures from Warsaw! 

 

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