Top 5 free attractions in Warsaw

Top 5 free attractions in Warsaw

The vast majority of the Poles give you the impression that Warsaw is a very ugly city, all praising Krakow and other cities. Almost all of them hate the Palace of Culture, a tall building, built in Gothic Stalinist style, a copy of "The Seven Sisters of Moscow". But if you have a chance to visit the city of Warsaw, you can see that is not that bad as they say, on the contrary, it is a really nice city. It has an old town completely rebuilt after being smashed during the war, that deserve... [ read more ]

The White House and the Ujazdow Castle in Warsaw

The White House and the Ujazdow Castle in Warsaw

Built between the years 1774-1776 as a summer residence for King Stanislas II Augustus Poniatowski, within the Lazienski Park, the White House is a charming place for a small dose of culture. It was designed according to the plans of architect Domenico Merlini. In the historic Ujazdow district of Warsaw, between the limit of the Ujazdow Park and the Royal Baths Park stretches the Ujazdow fairytale palace. It was built in the thirteenth century as a small wooden building to defend the land... [ read more ]

The Bankowy Square in Warsaw

The Bankowy Square in Warsaw

Situated at the intersection of the two main arteries of the city of Warsaw, the Marszalkowska Street and the Solidarnosc Street, the Bankowy Square (called in Polish the Plac Bankowy) is one of the most visited squares of the city, also being a major public transportation hub of metro, bus and tram station. The Bankowy Square in Warsaw was created in the nineteenth century and back then had a triangular shape. The Bankowy Square was designed to be one of the most elegant areas of the Pol... [ read more ]

The Castle Square and the Grzybowski Square in Warsaw

The Castle Square and the Grzybowski Square in Warsaw

Marking the beginning of the Royal Road, the Castle Square with a more or less triangular form stretches in front of the Royal Castle and is one of the most popular meeting places for both tourists and locals. The Warsaw Jewish Community Center is at the intersection of the streets of Twarda, Bagno, Grzybowska and the Street of Kings and is represented by a triangular market, the Grzybowski Square. The history of this place dates back to the beginning of the eighteenth century, when it wa... [ read more ]

The Powazki Cemetery in Warsaw

The Powazki Cemetery in Warsaw

Located in the western part of Warsaw, in the Wola district, the Powazki Cemetery is the most famous and oldest cemetery of the city and was founded in the year 1790. In Polish is called the Stare Powązki which translated means the Old Powązki and is not to be confused with the Powazki Military Cemetery. Because it is a cross between a traditional cemetery and a park with secular trees, where rest the remains of two million inhabitants, the Powazki Cemetery can be surely considered one ... [ read more ]

The Jablonowski Palace and the Belvedere Palace in Warsaw

The Jablonowski Palace and the Belvedere Palace in Warsaw

Located in the Teatralny Square in the Srodmiescie neighborhood, the Jablonowski Palace is an impressive structure that reminds us both of the Warsaw of the past and the city's commitment of restoring historical buildings. This neoclassical building was built between 1773-1785 for Antoni Barnaba Jabłonowski, a leading Polish nobleman and politician. It was rebuilt in the early nineteenth century to house the City Hall. At a few kilometers in the south of the Royal Palace is the residence... [ read more ]

The Ostrogski Castle or the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw

The Ostrogski Castle or the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw

In the center of Warsaw stands an impressing building first defensive structure known as the Ostrogski Castle. It was built in the late sixteenth century on the initiative of the oligarch of Krakow, Prince Janusz Ostrogski. Since the construction of the palace began only after the death of Prince Ostrogski, the building was bought in the early 1680s by the Deputy Chancellor of the Crown, Jan Gninski, who decided to build a residence according to the plans of architect Tylman de Gameren. I... [ read more ]

The Gestapo headquarters and the Pawiak prison in Warsaw

The Gestapo headquarters and the Pawiak prison in Warsaw

One of the most feared buildings of the twentieth century Warsaw is the Szucha street Nr. 25, known as the former headquarters of the Gestapo. Constructed between 1927-1930 the building operated as a religious center, but with the advent of the Nazi regime in 1939, the building has become one of the scariest buildings in Poland, when for five years worked as a brutal interrogation center. Built between the years 1830-1833, the Pawiak prison was the most famous political prison in Poland, ... [ read more ]

The Jerusalem Avenue and the Prozna Street in Warsaw

The Jerusalem Avenue and the Prozna Street in Warsaw

One of the main streets of Warsaw that crosses the downtown from east to west known as the Jerusalem Avenue (Al Jerozolimskie) connects the western part of the Wola district and the bridge built over the River Vistula and the Prague district across the river. Located not far from downtown Warsaw, the Prozna Street (Ul Próżna) is the testimony of the Nazi invasion in the capital, when there was established a ghetto for the Jewish population during the period of the Second World War. The ... [ read more ]

The Radziwill Palace or the Presidential Palace in Warsaw

The Radziwill Palace or the Presidential Palace in Warsaw

The Radziwill Palace in Warsaw that we can see today is the last classic version of the one that stayed here since 1643. Over the years it has been rebuilt and remodeled for several times. For its first 175 years of existence the palace was the private property of several aristocratic families. Since 1818 the building began operating as a governmental structure, today being the Residential Palace. Located on the Krakowskie Przedmiescie street, Radziwill Palace was built in 1643 by one of ... [ read more ]