Warsaw, the capital city of Poland is an offbeat destination that is calm yet beautiful. It became popular after the Oscar Winning movie “The Pianist”. This is a city that was able to rise back after a horrible past. The modern and vibrant culture will definitely make you fall in love with Warsaw. Most of the tourists visiting Poland only consider Krakow on their bucket list. As a result, Warsaw is not crowded with tourists flocking here and there. The lush green parks and gardens scattered throughout the city are an absolute treat for the visitors. Leisurely strolls around the parks on a chilly afternoon are bliss.
After the failure of the Warsaw Uprising, 85% of Warsaw was destroyed by 1945. Thus, major parts of the city are renovated. Even the Old Town is completely new which has been entirely destroyed after World War II. However, UNESCO appreciated Warsaw’s effort in restoring the Old Town and it is listed on the World Heritage sites in the year 1980. Even the Warsaw Castle has suffered severe damage after the uprising. These days, the castle is the home of the ‘Royal Castle Museum’ and there are permanent exhibitions taking place here. This beautiful castle is located at Castle Square, the southern part of Old Town. In the heart of the Warsaw Old Town is a mermaid statue named Syrenka Warszawska. This has become a symbol of the city and is represented on the arms coat.
Pierogi is an authentic dish in Poland and trying this is highly recommended. There are milk bars located throughout the city. Having a meal in one of this authentic food joint is an all-new experience for every visitor travelling to Warsaw. As the name suggests milk bars do not serve milk. They serve affordable tasty Polish dishes cooked by the local Polish ladies.
Warsaw is a perfect blend of the old with the new. It is also the ultimate hipster destination in the world. The Hipster Square in Warsaw has artsy coffee shops and hip clientele. There are wide sidewalks, trams and parks that add to the unique atmosphere of Warsaw. You can also find huge shopping centres alongside Soviet buildings and milk bars. This uncommon combination will often leave you dazzled when you are here.
Warsaw is one of the less obvious places for tourists to visit. However, it has all the attractions and amenities of an ideal tourist destination. Overall it is a very interesting city and as you explore and dig deeper you get to know more.
Best time to visit Warsaw: Best time to visit Warsaw is during the warmer months of June, Jul and August. The weather is perfect for exploring and enjoying sightseeing tours in the city. Summer months are also packed with cultural festivals and events. There might b frequent showers during summer so it is always recommended to pack your umbrellas and rain jackets. If you are a movie buff, you would like to visit Warsaw in the month of October when the film festival takes place. But the climate turns chilly after August and you are recommended to carry woollen clothes.
Key attractions in Warsaw: Best places to visit in Warsaw includes Old Town, Lazeinki Park, Powazki Cemetery and many more.
Top things to do in Warsaw: Get a closer look at Marie Curie’s birthplace, grab a meal in one of the milk bars, witness the spectacular Royal Castle, explore Old Town Square, admire the architectural masterpiece of Holy Cross Church and a lot many things.
A trip to Warsaw will never disappoint you. It is a net and well-organized city. Even the Polish people are so friendly and cheerful that you would love interacting with them. Our Warsaw tour packages from India are specifically crafted to make your holiday pleasant and hassle-free.