Top 10 things to do in Warsaw
While Warsaw has a rich and turbulent historical past in its background like most other European cities, the capital of Poland has a distinct sense of diversity that the other urban areas lack. The skyline of the city is specked with structures of every architectural style and color, reminiscent of the many upheavals that the city has witnessed. If you would like to enjoy all the flavors that the city has to offer, here are the top ten things to do when in Warsaw.
The Old Town: This part of Warsaw was destroyed in WW II; located in the heart of Old Warsaw, the structures have been painstakingly restored to their past glory, giving the area a realistic appeal. The quaint outdoors with the numerous cafés that line the streets is the perfect setting for a lazy afternoon meal and stroll.
St. John’s Cathedral: The awe-inspiring gothic structure has several intricately carved tombs and a collection of religious artifacts
The Market Square: Complete with traditional shops that sell local arts and crafts and rustic structures in classic architectural styles, the Market Square is a ‘must see’ part of the city.
The Royal Castle: The impressive structure in characteristic baroque style was built in 1300s in the Old Town. Today, a museum that houses works from famous renaissance artists such as Bernando Bellotto and Marcello Bacciarelli, the castle also has an impressive collection of antique furniture.
Tragutta Park: The expansive park is ideal for a leisurely stroll or a quiet, romantic picnic
The New Town: The term is a misnomer as this part of the town was built way back in the 13th century. The area offers a superlative dining and shopping experience with a distinct tilt towards Polish tastes and culture.
The Citadel: Built along the Wisla River, the imposing structure had all the makings of a royal residence but it served as a jail, fortress and present day museum. The exhibits cover the history of the country from 1700s.
Solidarity Avenue: Flanked by churches, parks, government buildings and historical structures, the Solidarity Avenue provides a taste of all things Polish.
The Warsaw Uprising memorial: The Building stands in honor of the men and women who lost their lives fighting off the Nazi forces
The Palace on Water: A part of the Lazienki Park, the 18th century structure built in Neo-Classical style is impressive, romantic and serene.