Warsaw Tourist Traps

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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Warsaw

  • 1. Taxis

    If I had to point a few very positive things in Poland, I would definetly consider the taxis. of course if you know the rules such as don't pick up a taxi from those guys waiting at the exit of the...

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  • 2. Souvenirs

    The biggest tourist traps are hotels. NEVER, EVER buy there. Their markup seems massive. Buy basic souvenirs like fridge magnets, post cards, posters, books, tshirts, etc. I found the museums,...

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  • 3. Palace of Culture and Science

    After recomandation from our pocket guide its worth to spend some hours in the technical and science museum in Culture palace. Do it only if you want to have a feeling how it was in poland 20 years...

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  • 4. Tickets and public transportation

    We were told not to get a taxi from outside the airport as they were all "mafia" taxis and would rip us off. We were not ripped off once by a taxi and all the taxi journeys we took were reasonably...

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  • 5. Pickpockets

    Date of incident 25th Sept. 2011: I took Bus 175 from Warsaw Airport to city centre. Upon arrival in the main central square, 3 men attacked me on the bus, one pulling my hand luggage off my hand the...

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  • 6. McDonalds

    They are located all over the city. The usual menu of food is served within them. Why eat something you find at home? Try the ice cream instead of the burgers. I usually visit this fast food joint to...

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  • 7. Medical service

    Please bear in mind that the level of public medical services in Poland is very poor. Lower staff, such as receptionists do not speak English and you'll have to stand in long lines to get to a doctor....

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  • 8. Train station

    For Warsaw: don t stay for long time in train station, specially during the night. It s a very unsecure place, you can be robbed or something... I talk by experience, hummm...I didn t be robbed, but I...

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  • 9. Parking

    Should you be travelling around Warsaw in your car, please have in mind that in the city most of parking places are paid parking zones. You'll have to buy a ticket and put it in a visible place in...

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  • 10. Who dressed these guys?

    I don't begrudge anyone from making an honest living. In fact, more power to them, and in this case the comic value was worth it. Watching South American...

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  • 11. Opening Times

    No intentional tourist trap, but know that in December and January some major sights may be closed: We could therefore not visit the state rooms of the Royal...

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  • 12. Numbers for local calls

    If you wanted to make a local phone call in Warsaw, until recently it was enough to dial the 7-digit number you can find in the directory. Not any longer, now...

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  • 13. Restaurants in the Stare Miasto (Old Town)

    It is typical to get a 10% service fee in restaurants located in and around the Stare Miasto, but WATCH OUT. Verify what you are ordering and how much it costs...

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  • 14. Open from May to September only!

    There is the most conveniently located for visitors post office (Urzad Pocztowy Warszawa 40) at the Old Town Market Square (Rybek Starego miasta; corner...

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  • 15. Don't take silly pictures of that guy!

    One of the most unpleasant event I ever experienced in Warsaw (except a burglary to my car) was meeting this guy in my picture. He was standing by the Warsaw...

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  • 16. Car thefts and burglaries

    I had a car burglary (the only one in my life) just in Warsaw in late 1980'. I left my lovely Fiat 126p with an alarm swithed on along the main, busy street...

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  • 17. Please, do prepare before!

    There are cities, mainly the large and cosmopolitan ones, which highly require some knowledge and preparations before a visit. For example I was dissapointed...

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  • 18. Selling coins, etc . . .

    In Old Town Square I ran across some fairly aggressive guys selling coins and artwork and anything else they thought I might be buying. No big deal. A firm, but...

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  • 19. Kebabs

    Even though Poland's internationalization is quite new, there is a Turkish kebab stand open on Novy Swiat. I don't know how else to describe it except to say...

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  • 20. Currency Exchange "Kantor"

    There are currency exchange booths at the airport - don't use them - terrible rates and high commissions. Use the ATM instead if you need some Zloty.In town...

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  • 21. Madame Curie Museum

    This waste of time is only two rooms filled mostly with photographs and a few recreations of Madame Curie's laboratories. The hags at the front desk ignored us...

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  • 22. SZU SZU is what it is in Polish lingo..........

    A restaurant which gets the title of "tourist trap" must be something really worth avoiding. This one visit can be considered as three: first, last, and it was...

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  • 23. Praga District at night

    In my last visit, I stayed in Praga for the nights. I did not have any problems but it is likely to have if you will not be careful.The biggest problem is that...

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