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Visiting Warsaw

After rebounding from the destruction of World War II—and the drab Communist-era reconstruction efforts that followed—Poland's capital city is enjoying a modern-day renaissance. Walk along the Royal Route, which stretches from the Royal Castle at the entrance to the walled Old Town to the grand Wilanow Palace, to see just how far the city has come. Nowy Swiat is packed with trendy shops; classical concerts are held in Warsaw’s abundance of parks; and the National Museum houses an impressive collection of ancient Egyptian art, while the Umschlagplatz, or Warsaw Ghetto, serves as a stirring reminder of the dark times this once-sparkling city has borne witness to.

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After rebounding from the destruction of World War II—and the drab Communist-era reconstruction efforts that followed—Poland's capital city is enjoying a modern-day renaissance. Walk along the Royal Route, which stretches from the Royal Castle at the entrance to the walled Old Town to the grand Wilanow Palace, to see just how far the city has come. Nowy Swiat is packed with trendy shops; classical concerts are held in Warsaw’s abundance of parks; and the National Museum houses an impressive collection of ancient Egyptian art, while the Umschlagplatz, or Warsaw Ghetto, serves as a stirring reminder of the dark times this once-sparkling city has borne witness to.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Warsaw

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Too late for the Roses

Written by Praskipark on 01 Nov, 2013

I visited the Rose Garden at Wilanow Palace two weeks ago now, perhaps not the best time to visit such a garden as it was late in the year and most of the blooms had died off. Some pale pink roses were still flowering and…Read More


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A Park Once Owned by a Prince

Written by Praskipark on 17 Oct, 2013

After visiting the National Museum in Warsaw I needed to be in the open air and away from traffic and people. The museum is very interesting but claustrophobic and although I enjoyed my visit I wanted to be out walking. I didn’t know that there…Read More


A Shortcut to the Cemetery

Written by dangaroo on 01 Nov, 2012

All Saint's Day, the 1st of November is a Public Holiday in Poland and is one that I have a lot of time for. Typically people visit cemeteries, share stories about the dead and light candles in little coloured glass jars that light up the…Read More


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Assumptions... and Clarifications

Written by flyingscot4 on 14 Sep, 2011

Disclaimer: I am not a travel agent, have no tour planning experience, and don't want any. What follows is what I do to plan and organize a trip, and it has worked for me for many years. Most of what I do…Read More


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It's not every day you see President Obama

Written by Praskipark on 30 May, 2011

It took me quite a while to get used to living in Warsaw. Having lived in Portugal for ten years and in the south of France I found the cultural changes very different and at first I really didn't like what the city had to…Read More


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Fast, reliable and cheap if a bit smelly at times!

Written by Praskipark on 12 May, 2011

Warsaw transport - is it any good? Yes, it is and very reliable too. I don't think I have lived anywhere where I have relied on public transport so much - maybe Sheffield in the UK. In fact, we don't really use a car…Read More


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The street of free trade

Written by Praskipark on 09 May, 2011

The street leading away from the entrance to the Barbakan in the Old Town of Warsaw is a fascinating little street, cobbled, not very wide and always buzzing with life. The name Freta probably originates from the German word Freiheit which means free trade. At…Read More


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What language barrier?

Written by flyingscot4 on 07 May, 2011

Getting directions in spite of a language barrier.Communication need not be difficult. All one needs is a small amount of note paper and something to write with. Suppose that you have a particular place that you wish to visit and somehow you take…Read More


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Confession

Written by flyingscot4 on 05 May, 2011

Ok, I confess. Actually, I have two confessions to make. The first is that my time in Polish cities was about 4 hours. I was there for 7 days - 3 in Warsaw and 4 in Krakow. It was raining and…Read More


Learn from the Signs!

Written by dangaroo on 11 Jul, 2010

I recently discovered that a good way of learning a country's history is through the road signs, whilst the likes of High Street and Low Street aren't going to educate you much - the majority of street names relate to a famous person, battle or…Read More


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