A sightseeing guide to Warsaw

Top tourist attractions of Warsaw

The Old Town and the Warsaw Royal Route

The Old Town is a historic center and the oldest part of the city. It is also a living, breathing cultural salon. Founded in the 13th century as the prince’s castle, it is surrounded by walls. The Old Town comprises of two housing estates with separate markets – they are Old and the New Town, popularly referred to jointly as “Starówka” . In the summer the Old Town and New Town Squares become stages for musical and theatrical performances and open-air galleries. In the Old Town market stands a monument of the Warsaw Mermaid which has been on Warsaw’s coat of arms over 600 years.

The Krakowskie Przedmieście street

The Krakowskie Przedmieście street is a cluster of historical palaces, monuments and churches. It is the beginning of the 11 kilometre Royal Route which starts at the Royal Castle and leads to the Royal Łazienki Park (the summer of the last king of Poland) and next to Wialnów ( the private residence of king Jan III Sobieski)

The Royal Łazienki Garden

The Royal Łazienki Garden is a beautiful, extensive park inhabited by squirrels, ducs, swans, and peacocks. The most important of the historical buildings in the park is the Palace on the Water. Chopin concerts take place at the foot of the Chopin monument every Sunday from mid-May till the end of September

Wilanów Park-Palace Complex

Wilanów Park-Palace Complex - the summer residence of king Jan III Sobieski (the victor from Vienna ) and later to August II Sas and powerful families. Wilanów is called the Polish Versailles because of its baroque style. The palace is surrounded by two level baroque garden and romantic park in English style.

Palace of culture and Science (PKiN)

Palace of culture and Science (PKiN) –is still the tallest and most controversial building. It was built as a “gift from Soviet nation for Polish people” in 1955. PKiN is still a symbol of Soviet occupation . It has over 3000 rooms including four theatres, cinema, two museums, two public libraries and Tourist Information office. On the XXXth floor there is terrace from which visitors can see beautiful panorama of Warsaw
The XLV floor is the residence of a pair of wandering falcons named Wars and Sawa. The ornithological reality show can be watched on www.webcam.peregrinus.pl.

Praga District – the Montmartre of Warsaw

Praga District – the Montmartre of Warsaw. Galleries and alternative theatres. Fashionable clubs and pubs. Art nouveau tenement houses and cultural centers in post –industrial buildings. The Cultural Centre Koneser for instance is located in a former vodka factory.

Pre-war lanterns and cobbled street. This is the district where the National Stadium is.

A sightseeing guide to Warsaw

Warsaw is a wonderful city and one of the greenest capitals in Europe, full of monuments and interesting places of interest. If you are going to get to know it well we would like to recommend our walking tours of Warsaw with our experienced and knowledgeable guides.

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