Destroyed during the war, Warsaw restored its splendour thanks to the hard work of architects who used pictures and paintings to make the old town or Stare Miasto as beautiful as it used to be. Warsaw is also a city of contrasts. The modern skyline makes it a city of diversity where little colouful houses mix with the most impressive skyscrappers. Warsaw’s Old Town is a great place to visit in a couple of days. In our case it was a sunny weekend at the beginning of December so we could also enjoy the Christmas markets and its cheerful atmosphere.
If you decide to visit, here’s some inspiration for your trip:
The Palace of Culture and Science was a present from Stalin. It is a replica of a building situated in Moscow and it is also a great example of communist architecture. It is the perfect place to start your visit to the city as you can get a panoramic view from its 30th floor.
Stare Miasto is the name of Warsaw´s Old Town. It is a Unesco heritage site due to the effort it took to rebuild it and because of the beauty of its buildings. There you will see the city wall, the cathedral, the market square, lots of shops that sell jewellery made of amber and the castle.
Praga district is an area of the city where you will see the Orthodox church of Saint Mary Magdalene. This is an area known for its art galleries as many artists live in this part of the city.
There is a lot more to do and see if you have more than two days in the city. Other places worth visiting are the Muranow district, the Wilanow park or the museum of history of Warsaw. With so many things to do and see, the capital of Poland won´t let you down!