Tourist guide to Warsaw

Festival in Warsaw

Festival in Warsaw ©PolandMFA/Flick

The capital of Poland is “a phoenix reborn from the ashes of war”. Warsaw was often occupied by Swedish, Prussians and Russians, still preserving the relics of the wars in form of tourist attractions. The Vistula River – one of the city’s attractions – splits Warsaw into two areas: the left bank and right bank. The tourist part of the city is on the right bank of the Vistula, where you can visit the old town.

The central square of the city is a place of relaxation and promenade, being surrounded by cafes and pubs that give a pleasant, ambiental atmosphere.

 

It is also surrounded by art and souvenir stands specially designed for tourists. In the northern part of the square is the Museum of History. In the old town of Warsaw, on the fringes, you will also find the Royal Castle, which today serves as a museum and is located in the Castle Square. With an imposing brick facade, and an impressive collection of paintings, portraits and furniture, the castle attracts thousands of tourists and is a symbol that stands as a witness for the history of the city.

Parks in Warsaw

Besides being a cultural oasis with many monuments and museums, Warsaw is famous for its hospitality due to its numerous relaxing green spaces. These include the Royal Baths Park where you can also visit the Lazienki Palace, a neoclassical building dating from the seventeenth century.

The Lazienki Park in Warsaw

The Lazienki Park in Warsaw ©Alberto Carrasco Casado/Flick

The Krasinski Square

The Krasinski Square is another popular location, both among tourists and among the inhabitants of Warsaw. Here is the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising but also some remnants of wall built by the Nazis around the Warsaw ghetto. Another remarkable monument is the Column of Sigismund, one of the oldest in Europe, which, along with the statue, was erected to commemorate King Sigismund Waza  III, who decided in the late sixteenth century to move the capital from Krakow to Warsaw.

The Krasinski Palace in Warsaw

The Krasinski Palace in Warsaw ©_gee_/Flick

The city that never sleeps

Warsaw is often referred to as the city that never sleeps, just like Paris. There are many festivals and cultural movements, jazz, rock, folk and classical or symphonic music holiday festivals, and the two most important holidays, the Independence Day (November 11) and the Constitution Day (May 3) engages both locals and tourists in a series of unforgettable artistic and cultural activities.

These are some of the attractions of Warsaw, which made it famous in Europe as a city with huge potential. The locals are aware of this and contribute to the welcoming atmosphere and ambience of hospitality, which makes it a perfect holiday destination for both young people and families.

Festival in Warsaw

Festival in Warsaw ©PolandMFA/Flick

 

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