Warsaw Journals

A Whirlwind Tour Through Warsaw

A June 2004 trip to Warsaw by CEisele

Palace of Culture and Science Photo, Warsaw, Poland More Photos
Quote: In 3 short days of an Orchestra Tour through eastern and central Europe, I experienced some of the best Warsaw has to offer.

Novotel Warszawa Centrum

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Hotel

Palace of Culture and Science Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The Novotel Centrum was a great hotel to stay in for our purpose (a 100 person orchestra on tour) but had I been in Warsaw strictly as a tourist, I would have preferred staying closer to the historical district. Ask for a room facing the large traffic circle as if you are fortunate enough to be staying on that side of the hotel, the view of the Palace of Culture and Science (Palac Kulturny i Nauki) is stunning. The immense building, built under Communism, is now a subject of controversy for the citizens of Warsaw. It houses everything from museums to swimming pools and offices. The hotel is reasonably priced (a double room is rented for less than 300 zloty) and is quite comfortable in fu...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 14, 2006

Novotel Warszawa Centrum
UL MARSZALKOWSKA 94 98
Warsaw, Poland
48-48-6210271

Pizza Hut

Restaurant

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Pizza Hut done the European way...

read: not fast food.

Ironically I enjoyed this Pizza Hut much more than any I have been to in the United States. The pizza itself is superior, but fast service in Poland means "sit down and wait half an hour after you order for yours to arrive" to an American.

Don't go here for quick service, but if you are frustrated with the language barrier at 'local' restaurants, or just homesick for some good pizza, it's the perfect remedy.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 28, 2006

Pizza Hut
Rynek 48
Warsaw, Poland
071 347 48 60

Kicz Pub

Attraction

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The perfect pub to frequent if you are staying in the immediate vicinity of the Palace of Culture, Kicz Pub has a great atmosphere and a reasonably priced drink menu.

Take the bartender's suggestion to try a "wsciekty pies," a name I've been trying to translate ever since. The drink is a shot, with raspberry liqueur on the bottom, then topped off with vodka and a splash of Tabasco sauce, I have yet to find it in any other establishment but it was particularly good. Perhaps it is a house special!

Especially for travellers staying in the Hotel Novotel Centrum (right across the street), the pub is a convenient and wonderful place to start your Polish nightlife adventure.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 14, 2006

Kicz Pub
Ul. Nowogodzka 22
Warsaw, Poland
+48 (22) 621 09 50

Roma Musical Theatre

Attraction | "Roma Music Theater"

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While on our tour, I was fortunate to perform in this magnificent theater. Musicals are the most frequently performed genre, and this theater attracts the world tours of American Broadway Shows. Judging by the posters lining the backstage area, the Roma Theater has witnessed virtually all of the last century's best musicals. I can't comment on the ticket price of shows, as I appeared onstage myself. However, the concert I performed was free and open to the public, so be on the lookout for touring ensembles, playing just one concert in the city. The theater itself was very interesting as the seats were set in a half circle, with several balconies directly on top of each other a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 28, 2006

Roma Musical Theatre
ul. Nowogrodzka 49
Warsaw, Poland 00-695
+48 22 628 0360

Lazienki Park

Attraction

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This beautiful park is the former country home of the king Stanislaw August in the XVIII century, who was the last king to rule Poland before it was divided among Russia, Prussia, and Austria. The Palace on the Water is an architectural gem, and can't be missed. Among the myriad other lovely settings to discover in the large grounds, are the ruins of an amphitheater with a moat separating the stage from the seating area. All over the grounds, you may spot peacocks, especially on the stage of the amphitheater. Other buildings include a greenhouse where the King grew orange trees. Probably the most famous and well loved area of the park (especially by the locals) is the Chopin M...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 28, 2006

Lazienki Park
Al. Ujzadowski
Warsaw, Poland 00-460