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A Few More Star Attractions to Visit when in Warsaw

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Monument to Nicolas Copernicus

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Attraction | "A Dominant Landmark in Front of Staszic Palace"

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The Pomnik Mikolaja Kopernika or the Nicholas Copernicus monument is a well known landmark situated in front of Staszic Palace, a neo-classical building dating from the 19th century, which now houses the Polish Academy of Science. The monument and palace can be found on Warsaw's famous and oldest street, Krakowskie Przedmiescie. Funds were raised so that the construction of the monument could commence in 1818 but it wasn't until 1830 that the Danish artist, Berthel Thorvaldsen started work on this remarkable sculpture. Nicholas Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland and is the city's most famous son and is still celebrated as one of history's greatest scientists. He was born in 1473 and is f...Read More

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Monument to Nicolas Copernicus
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
Warsaw, Poland 00-322

King Sigismund's Column

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Attraction | "The Column of Sigismund - My Favourite Monument"

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The Sigismund Column is a popular meeting place for the people of Warsaw especially students and young couples. It is also a popular photo-stop for tourists. The figure of the king on the column stands in the centre of Castle Square in front of the Royal Castle.The column is the oldest secular monument in Warsaw and the second oldest in Poland. The oldest is the statue of Neptune in Gdansk. The monument soars 22 metres into the sky and was built in 1644 by King Ladislas IV Vasa (Wladyslaw IV, Sigismund's son).The huge structure is made of a granite Corinthian column supported by a plinth and topped with the king cast in bronze. The king holds a huge cross in his left hand and a sabre in hi...Read More

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King Sigismund's Column
Castle Square, Old Town
Warsaw, Poland

Mariensztat

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Attraction | "Warsaw's First New Quarter of the Post War City"

Mariensztat Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Mariensztat is a an area of Warsaw I really love to visit at any time of the year. There is a tranquility about the place that makes me often return. In a way it has the feeling of grandeur that no longer exists in Warsaw except for in Lazienki Park and Wilanow Palace. Why I should think that I really don't know because the flat blocks painted in pastel shades aren't old or related to the oldest part of Warsaw. The first apartments were used and lived in on 22 nd July 1949. This was the new quarter of the post war city and at the time every young person wanted to buy a tiny flat in Mariensztat. Every young Varsovian dreamed of living in this area and it was often the main subject of songs ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 15, 2010

Mariensztat
Ulica Bednarska
Warsaw, Poland 00-310

Powazki Cemetery

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Attraction | "One of Warsaw's Oldest Cemeteries and Quarter"

Powazki Cemetery Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Powazki quarter is where you can find the largest number of cemeteries together in one place in the city of Warsaw. Warsaw is very proud of its cemeteries mainly because they survived the war when the city was destroyed.Powazki is just across the road from my apartment block. If I look through my study window I can see the austere walls of this very large cemetery. Well, the walls aren't as severe as when I fist moved here - the old, grey, scribbled on walls have been replaced with red bricks.The walls are very high and apart from the odd Gothic tombstone rising above the walls the only thing that decorates these strong, protective walls are trailing ivy and other various kinds of greenery...Read More

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Powazki Cemetery
ul. Powazkowska
Warsaw, Poland 01-797
+48 22 838 5525

E. Wedel Chocolate Lounge

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Restaurant | "Elegance and Luxury Served on Szpitalna Street"

E. Wedel Chocolate Lounge Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw has many cafes and restaurants but one magical place is the old fashioned Chocolate Drinking House on Szpitalna Street. Sometimes known as Pijalnia czekolady Wedla. It is one place every newcomer to Warsaw should take time to visit.Karl Wedel, the first of the chocolate dynasty, came to Warsaw in 1845 and six years later opened a cafe on Miodowa Street. Four years later he began producing chocolate using a steam engine imported from France. In the 1890's Emil Wedel moved production and sales to a newly built house on Szpitalna Street, where the shop and chocolate drinking house still remain today. Here, smartly dressed assistants and waitresses will serve you chocolate, ...Read More

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E. Wedel Chocolate Lounge
Ul. Szpitalna 8
Warsaw
+48 (22) 8272916