Warsaw Travel Guide

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    A first view
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    The first sight at the squere from above
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    The Barbican
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Warsaw Things to Do

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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 occupied Poland. They were initially gathered into massive urban ghettos, such as 380,000 Jews held in the Warsaw Ghetto, where large numbers died under the...

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  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a small, triangular square near the cathedral. The name comes from the old-style buildings surrounding the square, where canons priests lived in the 17th century. There was formerly the parish cemetery in this place, and there is a remnant of an 18th century Baroque statue of the Virgin Mary. In the middle of the square there is a huge...

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  • Lazienki Park and Chopin's Monument

    Łazienki Royal Park (in Polish, Lazienki Park Królewskie) is the largest public park in Warsaw. It spans an area of about 80 hectares. It features a palace complex and has a lake and a botanical garden. It is located on the southern edge of the district of Śródmieście, on Ujazdów Avenue (Aleje Ujazdowskie), and is part of the...

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Warsaw Restaurants

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  • Polish Cuisine

    4 out of 5 stars

    A small restaurant close to Warsaw Uprising Museum in Warsaw which offers dishes of Polish cuisine. You can enjoy the freshly prepared dishes at tables located both indoor and outdoor premises. Nice atmosphere. Special sets during lunch time - many visitors from offices around. Soups recommended

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  • Kompania Piwna

    4 out of 5 stars

    Podwale 25 "Piwna Kompania": We discovered this restaurant after strolling around the old town of Warsaw, passing the Barbican (old town wall) and hearing live music coming from a courtyard across the street. We entered and were delighted to see a gorgeous setting with many patrons, children feeding bread to pigeons and waiters busily swirling...

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  • Blikle Cafe

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I stopped in for a a pastry and coffee one morning before setting out for a long day of sightseeing. I was staying a few minutes away on Nowy Swiat. So i decided to go here because it came recommended. What a mistake. It took forever to get waited on even though no one was in there and the waiters and guy behind counter were too busy talking....

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Warsaw Nightlife

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  • Cinemas, theatres, concerts

    Check with your tour guide or the locals to find out when the next concert in the square is scheduled. We didn't stay to hear it but the crowds seemed pretty enthusiastic. Wonderful energy on a summer night with artists, restaurants, cafes, and lots of people out on a warm evening.

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  • Jazz Clubs

    I was in Warsaw on some of the hottest days of the summer. Gosia and I had been walking from place to place and we decided it was time to take a break for a cold one. A nice cold vodka and tonic hit the spot that day. We sat at the bar in the afternoon before the activity of the evening got under way. However I understand that there is live...

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  • Club Park

    went to warsaw for a weekend as a valentines present from my partner of two years, we are both in our early 20's , from IRELAND and love nohting more than a wild party!! :) Our final night we had decided from reading reviews that we were DEFO gonna hit lustro up so after the nightclub BANK was finished we made our way outside n bumped into a polish...

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Warsaw Transportation

  • Buses

    The quickest and easiest way to the airport is the 175 bus. It leaves from outside Warszawa Centralna, but on the opposite side to the large bus terminal. Tickets are 4.40PLN right now (2016). It drops you right outside the airport.

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  • Planes

    Norwegian has 3 direct flights from Málaga to Chopin airport. It takes 3 hours and 45 minutes and the best, there is free wifi and it works well. There is inflight service, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks and sandwiches. Ryanair will service 2 flights per week to Warsaw Modlin from 27th October 2015

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  • Trains

    We took the train frm Krakow to Warsaw as all the locals told us not to take the bus. We decided to travel first class as second class is over full almost and when you have a bit of luggage, it is a great problem. It was worth the extra zloty that we paid. Much more comfortable and spacious and also not so full.

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Warsaw Shopping

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  • Malls

    One of the best malls I have been to anywhere in the world.(Dubai and Singapore included) Amazing selection of brand name stuff and all at really good prices! Its about a 7USD taxi ride from the city centre or the central train station.

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  • Gifts

    If you are looking for local craft and gifts in Warsaw the best choice is to stroll around the Old Town with gift shops, little galleries and vendor's stands (in late spring and summer) - all with similar prices. The good option are a few museum gift shops (like that one in the Royal Castle). Add difficult to find gift shops (don't waste your time...

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  • Bazaars

    June 2010 update-most sources say that this market is closed due to the new stadium being built, one local said part of it still remained but we didn't check it out Held daily in the former National Stadium, this is also known as the Russian market although there are many more nationalities selling goods there. Get there early, by noon a lot of...

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Warsaw Local Customs

  • Culture

    Poland is famous for a vodka-drinking tradition. Nevertheless, there are some popular Polish beers. One famous brewery is Zywiec which was founded in 1852 and nowadays owned by Heineken. Another well known beer brand is Okocim; an old-established brewery (founded 1845), which is now owned by Carlsberg. Both Zywiec and Okocim lager contain more...

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  • Language

    Whenever travelling abroad, it's a good idea to remain in touch with your respective consulate and/or embassy. Just in case you need their assistance (lost passport, marriage arrangements, etc.) here's a list of some of the embassies located in Warsaw: > AUSTRALIA: Nautilus Building, ul. Nowogrodzka 11. Tel: 022-521-3444 / Fax:...

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  • Palace of Culture and Science

    A controversial gift from Stalin is called the Palace of Culture and Science (Palac Kultury i Nauki, PKiN). For most (but not all) Poles, including me, this building is a symbol of communism and Soviet domination over Poland. I remember very well these sad and grey times of no freedom, of poverty, persecutions, humilations and first of all of no...

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Warsaw Warnings and Dangers

  • Taxis

    I am so naive to believe that polish taxi cab drivers are honest people. A big mistake. I took a taxi cab from "Polski Bus Station" at Metro Mlociny to Chopin international airport. Oh Boy! , I was surprised when the meter passed a hundred zloty and we still were not at the airport. We drove for another long while until the meter reached 180 zloty....

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  • Unsafe areas

    I have been living in Warsaw for about 3 months now. I was born here but lived most my life in Chicago suburbs. When I first got here I thought it might be dangerous so I bought a knife to carry with. THERE was no need for it. People are very respectful In general and do not bother anyone. Poor teenagers may ask you for money but are very polite...

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  • All warnings in one

    Warsaw is rated as the most dangerous city in Poland, and as a medium risk by the US government. There's a small risk of violence, mostly from drunks and football hooligans - both of which can be easily avoided. The biggest problem is from small time theft: pickpocketing for men and bag snatching for women. For me the city felt very relaxing to...

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Warsaw Tourist Traps

  • 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 ago. Museum in itself have lots of interresting things but way its arranged,no explenation in english,deadly boring staff working there who dont care at...

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  • 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 airport (some of the tem are not legal and they will charge your more) and the fact that is not possible to pick a taxi just stopping one in the street....

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  • 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, galleries and a few mom and pop's stores to be great alternatives where you can get unique souvenirs for a fair price: 1. Muzeum Narodowe, 2. Zamek...

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Warsaw What to Pack

  • Guides

    It is so nice to hear that "In your pocket" guide about Warsaw is free both downloading from Internet and in paper form. Online version you could download at http://www.inyourpocket.com If you are interested in paper version, you could take it free at Tourism information center or at upper class hotels. I got also "Warsaw in short" guide, here I...

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  • Various

    City backpack or small bag but, as usual in European cities, in crowded places in downtown cash and cards should be placed close to your body to avoid smart pickpockets. Dress for the season and keep an umbrella handy. It can rain at any point in the year. Warning: sometimes there are very hot days in summer and very cold in winter. Wear good comfy...

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  • Shoes and clothes

    Big, warm, hiking boots if you going hiking, or if you going anywhere in winter! And lots of sweaters, with at least one big, thick jacket to wear over everything! Some camera's have been known to stop working in extreme cold. Poland in January is EXTREMELY cold!

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Warsaw Off The Beaten Path

  • Buildings, streets...

    This kiosk with newspapers adjacent to Church of the Holy Spirit (Paulite Church) in the New City is the smallest house in Warsaw. Local law says that only seperate houses have own numbers and this tiny structure has its own number: ul. Dluga 1 (1 Long Street). Let me add the other, more cosmopolitan, Warsaw curiosities: 1. There are twenty towns...

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  • Monuments

    Walking around the Three Crosses Square (Plac Trzech Krzyzy) I found in its eastern part the bust signed: "For Rev. Jakub Falkowski (1t75 - 1845), a founder of the Institiute for the Deaf, grateful deaf and their friends." Falkowski was a parish priest of St. Alexander's Church. The name "deaf" instead of hearing- and speech-Impaired is still used...

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  • Jewish Life

    As Jewish people and culture strongly influenced the life of pre-WWII Warsaw it is important to mourn the victims and attrocities they faced from German nazis together with the rest of Warsaw and its inhabitants. As much as not a lot of Jewish Warsaw, which was so interesting and lively when described by IB Singer, remained there are still places...

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Warsaw Sports & Outdoors

  • Football

    The Dziesieciolecia Stadium (10th Anniversary Stadium) was bulit in 1955 for a project of an "Olympic Stadium for the city of Warsaw". It has a capacity of 71.000, but often housed more than 100 000 spectators. Due to its poor condition the stadium was abandoned in 1983 and used for non-sports events. Nowadays, the area around the stadium is home...

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  • Fitness

    For those of you planning a longer stay in WAW, I strongly recommend the Sheraton Warsaw Fitness Centre. I actually live nearby and I've been using their gym and sauna facilities for over 6 years now. The quality of the equipment, cleanliness of the facilities and lack of crowds are its main advantages. There are two saunas: steam room and dry...

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  • Dziesieciolecia Stadium

    The Dziesieciolecia Stadium (10th Anniversary Stadium) was bulit in 1955 for a project of an "Olympic Stadium for the city of Warsaw". It has a capacity of 71.000, but often housed more than 100 000 spectators. Due to its poor condition the stadium was abandoned in 1983 and used for non-sports events. Nowadays, the area around the stadium is home...

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  • Memories

    It had never crossed my mind to visit Poland, even after meeting Ewa, and teaching children who had Polish fathers in Scotland and Sudan. I'd never felt the inclination to visit Eastern Europe at all, but Fate decreed otherwise. My husband had to go to the FiCEE exhibition as he was the only person with a valid Shengan visa, and I was to help him....

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  • Old Town

    Every moment of the day gives you a different view, a different scene in the old town. I particulary enjoyed the sunset when the natural light is not totally over yet but the city lights are already on. It was somehow magical.

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  • Streets

    There are places where you suddenly become phot addict, every corner you turn, every minute that passes seem to let you see something new, something you realise is not so different from the other pictures you took, just when you are home.

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