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City Sightseeing Warsaw Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Your City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour ticket provides you with the chance to explore the city of Warsaw at your own pace to see the sights that you want to see! Make your way through the city aboard a double-decker bus and hop on and off at the 10 stops soaking up the atmosphere of this magnificent city which combines influences of both Western and Eastern Europe. Learn a bit about its history and discover the city of contrasts where historical monuments and modern architecture coexist to create wonderful sightseeing. See top attractions like the Palace of Culture and Science Bank Square and the Church of Artists. Take a stroll through Warsaw's Old Town a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been meticulously restored. Walk around the medieval market square with its open-air cafes and admire the surrounding Renaissance and Baroque architecture. If you’d like to shop
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Warsaw Sightseeing Tour with English Speaking Guide
"Program of the city tour:1. The Old Town included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List2. The Royal Castle with its Square residence of monarchs ( 1596 – 1795 ) as well as the residence of the Polish President in 1918. There is also a chance to see King Sigismund's III Column- the first secular monument in Poland.3. St. John's Cathedral a Gothic church and witness to some of the most important events in the history of Poland with sarcophagi containing the remains of eminent Poles.4. The Old Town Market Square and Barbican.5. The former Jewish Ghetto The Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto Umschplag Platz and Mila Street
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Morning Warsaw City Tour
"A daily schedule-based Sightseeing Tour of Warsaw including a visit in Łazienki Park. A trip to be remembered. Tour the beautiful city of Warsaw in our air conditioned 18-passenger coaches. Relax and enjoy the comfort of sightseeing in a small group. Our professional guides will take you around to the hto let you feel the spirit of the city Departure from your hotel between 9:45am and 10:15am. Return to the hotel between 1:00pm and 1:15 pm. Available at all times of the year. Below we present an example program of such city tour: 1. included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. 2. The Royal Castle with its Square residence of Monchars ( 1596 – 1795 ) as well as the residence of the Polish President in 1918. There is also a chance to see King Sigismund's III Column- the first secular monument in Poland. 3. St.John's Cathedral a Gothic church and witness to some of the most important events in the history of Poland with sarcophagi containing the remains of eminent Poles. 4. The Old Town Market Square and Barbican. 5. The former Jewish Ghetto
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Old Town Tips (25)

Nooks and crannies of the Old Town

Favorite thing Wandering around the Old Town and looking into every nook and cranny, you can come across charming details, like the statue of the woman with a jug in the yard of the house at 5/9 Brzozowa St. Before you enter the arched doorway, examine the house itself as it must be one of those buildings that were not completely destroyed during WWII. The original part has been left unplastered to show its structure.
Note also the beautifully decorated portals, the frescoes, friezes and other ornaments.

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evaanna
Mar 11, 2009

The Old Town- the place of many faces....

Favorite thing .....seriously! There is always something there that will surprise or astonish you, plus make you laugh...Like this old Polish cowboy who travels all around the country and even his lack of teeth doesn`t keep him away from singing and make you enjoy your time even more!

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PolishChick
May 19, 2004

The Old Town Curiosities

Favorite thing The Old Town abounds in attractions. Apart from its numerous, as elegant as expensive, shops and restaurants, you can encounter buskers, artists and art students selling their paintings or self-made jewelry, a girl selling bunches of violets for gentlemen to present to their lady-friends and even ....Death himself. Or was that young man (he revealed his face for a moment) impersonating a monk? All of them, though not the beggars whom you can also meet there, add to the charm of this delightful place.

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evaanna
Jun 18, 2005

The organ-grinder in the Old Town Square

Fondest memory As soon as we found ourselves in the Old Town Square we noticed a group of children gathered around a man looking like a picture perfect magician with his white clipped beard and moustache and wearing an elegant long black cloak, a scarf and a hat. Curious, I drew nearer and saw what the gathering was all about. In front of him was a traditional barrel organ, painted in beautiful bright colours and with a life-size parrot in a cage. When not playing the barrel organ, the man was selling small toys, souvenirs and, above all, cards telling you your fortune and horoscopes. I was a little disappointed to see that the parrot was just a toy but must find out if perhaps in the summer he might bring a real live parrot who will pick the card with your fortune for you, just as I remember it from a popular song of my childhood.
You are welcome to take a picture of the man and his barrel organ. Just drop him a 2 zl coin or more for the privilege.
Update: I have just read that the man, who is one of the great attractions of the Old Town, has been seriously ill and needs help. I do hope he gets better so that we can enjoy his presence there again.

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evaanna
Apr 23, 2014
 
 
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Can you see them all?

Fondest memory There are many churches in the Old Town. Their towers topped with crosses punctuate the skyline and can serve as signposts once you know which is which. Walking along the town walls in Podwale St, we found it really fascinating watching the changing panorama of the towers as they emerged, disappeared hidden by others and re-emerged again. We simply loved their colours and diverse shapes. We tried to count them but the number kept changing all the time as we walked on, a game that your children might like. The photographs present the changing panorama, starting with a picture closest to Castle Square and progressing along Podwale St. The triangular church top is St John's Cathedral's in Swietojanska St. Not all the Old Town churches are visible from this point though and you must magnify the pictures to see all that are there. In the foreground you can see the reconstructed town fortifications with people walking on them.

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evaanna
Feb 09, 2009

Amazing "Old" Town

Favorite thing Even if you're aware of the rebuilding that went on here after the devastation of WWII, you might not be prepared to see it for yourself. Considering that 85% of the city was levelled, it is truly remarkable to see the spirit of the Poles to rebuild their city. The Old Town in particular is amazing. It's hard to believe that the buildings you are looking at are not at least 2-300 years old, but in reality, most were built in the '40s and '50s.

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acemj
Nov 20, 2005

Old Town Shop Signs

Favorite thing Walking along the streets of the Old Town, you will see another kind of ornament - beautiful decorative shop signs above the doors of the elegant shops or restaurants. Their intricate designs, often made in wrought iron or copper and very imaginative, delight the eye. Don't miss them - they are real works of art!
BTW, the bookshop in Piwna Street that you can see in the picture specializes in books and other publications on Warsaw. You might like to have a look inside.

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evaanna
Oct 21, 2016

Oldies ... but Goldies ;)

Favorite thing Sightseeing Warsaw's Old Town is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. Cobblestone streets, cafes and restaurants and one of the most beautiful city squares in Europe make it an unmissable attraction.

Fondest memory The Old Town of today was in fact painstakingly rebuilt -literally brick by brick after the Second World War. So in fact, it's not that old at all - but it's heart is as historic as Warsaw itself.

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Mar 10, 2003
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"Dedicated to Jacek Kaczmarski"
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"All around me"
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"Warsaw Rising"
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"WARSAW- THE CITY WITH A HISTORY!"
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"My Home Town"
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Center of Old Town...fountain

Favorite thing From the area of the fountain you can observe all the great buildings which have been rebuilt since the war. (can't imagine how they accomplished that) We ate in a couple of the restaurants outside on the square. Don't think we had a bad meal anywhere.

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Pawtuxet
Nov 27, 2002

Look up! About Warsaw roofs :-)

Favorite thing Look up whenever you stroll down the streets of Warsaw Old and New Town. Tenement houses, carefully re-stored from World War II ruins, have beautiful red-tiled sloping, pitched or gabled roofs often enriched with pretty sculptures, attics, dormer windows etc. Warning: you are more exposed to neck than back pain while in Warsaw :-).

Fondest memory On my pictures:

1. Dormer window (or dormer) on a roof of the house in Krakowskie Przedmiescie (Royal Way), on the left walking northwards, close to the Sigismund's Column at the Castle Square.

2 - 4. Roof sculptures on the second last house (walking northwards to the Castle Square) on the left in Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street (the Royal Way).

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matcrazy1
Feb 10, 2006

The Warsaw Mermaid Statue in the Old Town Square

Favorite thing In the summer the Square is crowded with beautiful cafes where you can sit under the parasols. Painter's ateliers and spendid tenements in which you can find exclusive restaurants, clubs and some galleries or museums surround the Square. At this place you can hire a horse drawn carriage and have a short trip around the Old Town.

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Cool-123
Nov 24, 2002

check out Stare Miasto (Old Town)

Favorite thing check out Stare Miasto (Old Town) obviously! My favourite part is the city walls and the intricate little details they hide. Warsaw was completely destroyed by bombs during WWII, and so it all had to be rebuilt, including this entire area.

Fondest memory My fondest memory of warsaw was these two sunny days during which it was warm and sunny. The remaining 3 months of my trip was spent in south western poland (Slask) where it rained non-stop, everyday, until our departure.

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katmag
May 23, 2003

Things to Do Near Warsaw

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Krasinski Palace

Krasinski palace, as guide tells, one of the most beautiful palaces in Warsaw and Poland. It was projected in 17th centuries and has features of baroque style. For some time it was used as Supreme...
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Monument to the Ghetto Uprising

While ethnic Poles were subject to selective persecution by Nazi Germany, all ethnic Jews were targeted by the Third Reich. In the winter of 1939–40, about 100,000 Jews were deported to Nazi...
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Marie Curie Museum

This museum, which is actually the childhood home of Marie, is located in the old town. Its a small museum but quite comprehensive with its exhibits. Some interesting photo's are displayed along...
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St Casimir's Church

St. Casimir’s church was built as a commemoration of Jan Sobieski victory against Turks in end of 17th century. Actually during Second World War it was working as a war hospital, but bombing in 1944...
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Jewish Historical Institute

It's not hard to guess that this museum isn't an easy to go place. With over 300 000 Jews, Warsaw was a centre of Jewish life in Eastern Europe with all its ups and downs. The Holocaust put an end to...
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St. John's Cathedral

This most ancient of Warsaw churches is already mentioned in 13th century records, but came to be well-known later: It was here that in 1339 a papal legate publicly condemned the Teutonic Order for...
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