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Warsaw Holidays 2021
Warsaw, the capital city and largest city of Poland makes a great location for an eastern European city break. Warsaw has had a rather turbulent past, meaning the culture and traces of history remain vibrant throughout the city. The architecture has medieval and Gothic influences and cobblestoned streets give off a sense of a small-town feel. Most of Warsaw’s Old Town was reconstructed after being destroyed during the events of WWII. The contrasting, pastel coloured buildings and historic sights, make Warsaw a hidden gem of a city break.
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Your guide to Warsaw holidays
Top attractions in Warsaw
The main tourist hotspot in Warsaw has to be the city’s Old Town. Cobblestoned streets lead you around the city, lined with fascinating architecture which have a medieval and Gothic influence. There is plenty to see and do in Warsaw Old Town, whether its visiting museums which interest you, or just soaking up Poland’s picturesque city. Old Town’s Market Square features the hustle and bustle of the city. With plenty of restaurants and bars around, you can sit down and really admire the square. You’ll also find a lot of entertainment around, including street art.
The Royal Castle can also be found in Warsaw, where Polish monarchs resided during their reign. The castle is now open to visitors and features its very own museum. Furnished with art work throughout the building, the Royal Castle takes you back to the times of the last king of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski. You can also witness the stunning Presidential Palace which has been in use by Polish presidents and noblemen. A monument of Jozef Poniatowski, the commander-in-chief of the Polish army in the early 19th century can be seen in front of this neoclassical building.
Nightlife in Warsaw
You’re never short of bars and clubs in Warsaw, or even nice restaurants and eateries where you can enjoy a relaxed evening. You’ll find a lot of nightclubs around the trendy areas of Pl. Pilsudskiego and Pl. Teatralny; however, you should be forewarned that there are quite a few strict door policies for clubs in this area. In addition, you will find fashionable nightlife hotspots in Saksa Kepa and Stara Praga. If you’re looking for something a little different than nightclubs during your after dark hours in Warsaw, why not check out the opera club? A large club is located in the National Opera of Poland’s Grand Theater. Providing a cosy atmosphere with its Buddhist style furnishings. You can choose how you spend your evening here as there is plenty of space to lounge and unwind with a couple drinks. There’s a sushi bar if you feel a bit peckish and even a dance floor if you want to party the night away.
Eating out in Warsaw
Warsaw's culinary scene is rapidly expanding as the city welcomes more and more international tourists to its streets. There is a wide range of Polish food on offer but also plenty of cuisines from around the world. Wander the pretty streets of Warsaw, or find something classier among the shiny skyscrapers, and you'll stumble across some lovely restaurants and cafes. There are wine bars that wouldn't look out of place on a Paris street and trendy cafes that would fit right into a trendy London neighbourhood. Our recommendation? Try the pierogi. Whether it sweet or savoury, these traditional Polish dumplings are scrumptious.
Culture and history
Warsaw is a city bursting with culture, one of the best ways to explore it is to visit one or two of the many museums that Warsaw has to offer. The Historical Museum of Warsaw is a good place to start as it highlights the culture, history and art of Warsaw. The museum shows the major changes the city underwent since the events of World War II and the Warsaw uprising in 1944. You can find The Historical Museum of Warsaw in the city’s Old Town. To learn even more about the fascinating past of this city, you can take a trip to The Warsaw Uprising Museum, which identifies the events of 1944 as Poland battled for their independence.
If you love to visit a museum or two during your time abroad, Warsaw is the place for you. Perfect for history buffs or those interested in the arts and culture, Warsaw won’t disappoint when it comes to their selection of museums. The most popular are the Palace of Culture and Science, Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Chopin Museum. As it has already been highlighted, Warsaw’s place in history is significant and many of the city’s museums offer information in bucket loads about its past. These museums also represent the importance of the arts and culture, mainly in the form of the Polish composer – Chopin.
Warsaw city breaks
Whether you’re travelling as a family, a couple or a group of friends, you’ll fall in love with the Polish capital. A particular interest in history will make a Warsaw city break all the more exciting, although that is not all that Warsaw has to offer. With a thrilling culinary scene happening in Warsaw as well as tons of amusing entertainment, fun is at the center of this capital. Check out our cheap deals on flights and hotels and head to the fantastic Polish capital of Warsaw.
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