Warsaw is a city of fascinations located on the Vistula River, nestled in between the Baltic Sea and the Carpathian Mountains. The sprawling capital of Poland is a perfect place to enjoy the good quality family time, away from the daily glitches. Rich with historical sites combined and defined with an infinite impression of calm green natural places, truly hospitable and happy crowd, and significant landmarks, it should be the top priority for your next to-do-thing.
Visitors in thousands flood from the United Kingdom, especially from London to the mesmerizing city of Warsaw. It has become one of the best getaways for the English people as it an ideal place for brief and cheap family vacation.
Planning a trip to Warsaw
Every traveling destination requires some planning in advance, which is both economical as well as time-saving. People hire a professional help of a renowned travel agency London to book their accommodation as well as cheap travel tickets.
More about Warsaw
Warsaw is home to some of the greatest architecture and artwork that reflects the city’s long, turbulent history of war. The city literally saw war and was completely destroyed by the Nazis during the Second World War People call the city Phoenix for how it rose from ashes in the immediate aftermath of the war. Today, gothic churches, neoclassical palaces, Soviet-era blocks stand tall along with modern-day skyscrapers.
Market Square stands in the heart of Old Town, which was mostly restored after the war. It is bursting with pastel buildings and open-air teashops. The city’s symbol is the Monument of the Warsaw Mermaid which is at the center of the market square. The city has changed so much over the last decade, you wouldn’t recognize it now if you saw it ten years ago.
Warsaw is home to the first or second generation of the Polish inhabitants because the city is the fastest developing and easiest place in the country to find employment opportunity.
Discover the city
Discover the mixture of historic sites, green nature as well as shimmering skyscrapers, restaurants, designer shops, pubs, and bars by visiting Old Town, Wilanów Palace and the amazing Lazienki Park. There are some collaborative museums, including the Warsaw Uprising Museum, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Copernicus Science Centre.
Warsaw is nothing like your ordinary western city, even if it seems to imitate them. You will find things in this city that you will not find in another western capital.
We have developed a 3-days itinerary to Copenhagen that can help you discover the magnificent city of Warsaw.
Day 1 in Warsaw
Start your 3-day itinerary by heading to Old Town from Warsaw’s elegant Nowy Świat Street and Sródmiescie. You will find plenty of grand buildings and palaces with street performers adding to the charm along the large avenue. You will pass through the Presidential Palace, which the seat of the nation’s president and will be guarded by officers.
As you stroll along, you will find on your way three churches; Visitationist Church, Carmelite Church, and St Anne’s Church. Soon enough you’ll reach the Castle Square where the watchful gaze of King Sigismund III will follow you. This vast square is the city’s popular meeting point and you can join free walking tours from here. The square is home to colorful historic houses of the Old Town, remains of the city walls and the looming presence of the city’s castle. You can go to the courtyard which practically has five different sides. You can also see the gardens and inside of the magnificent castle.
When you’re done exploring the castle, it’s time to head to Old Town. Don’t forget to see Plac Kanonia where you will find the city’s narrowest building as well as a 17th-century Wishing Bell. The heart of Old Town, Market Square, is where you will want to stop by for lunch as it is jam-packed with amazing cafes and restaurants.
From there, you can go see the impressive fortification of Warsaw Barbican which speaks for the remains of Warsaw’s historic city walls. You will find yourself in front of a defensive barrier that separates the Old Town from where you will head to next; New Town, which is a home of beautiful buildings and churches. On your way back from there, you can see the monument for child soldiers Sigismund’s Clock or Mały Powstaniec.
End your day-1 in Warsaw by climbing the Taras Widokowy Tower just off Castle Square. From there you will see everything you saw today from afar. From there, go to enjoy a traditional Polish dinner like Polish dumplings or potato pancakes.
Day 2 in Warsaw
To understand any city, it is essential to know and appreciate its history. Spend your second day exploring some of Warsaw’s sad Jewish history through its museums.
Start exploring by heading first to the big Soviet tower which is the Palace of Culture and Science. The building is home to lots of cinemas, nightclubs, and museums. The panoramic terrace is its most appealing feature from where you can see the city with an unparalleled view.
To know more about what Poland went through during the war, visit the Warsaw Rising Museum which exhibits the time of war and all the work that has been done in rebuilding it.
From there, head to the picturesque Saxon Garden, which is also home to the memorial of the Unknown Soldiers’ Grave. The monument to soldiers of WWI lists all the conflicts in which Polish soldiers have fought and is the only remains of the Saxon Palace that once stood on the grounds. Next, take a trip to the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews to understand better the Jewish community in Poland.
You must be hungry by now. Go to a traditional milk bar or bar mleczny that dates back to the Great Depression.
From there, head to the Krasinski Palace and the Baroque palace, part of which is used for the Polish National Library.
Day 3 in Warsaw
Start your last day in the fascinating city of Warsaw by heading to the Praga neighborhood, which has always been a separate town. You will feel how different the neighborhood is from Old Town and Sródmiescie. You will find some amazing street art on the brick walls of the district. While you are in Praga, don’t forget to visit the Praga Band monument and the historic Bazar Różyckiego market.
For lunch, head to the Powisle, which is a recent coming-of-age neighborhood. It is home to several amazing parks, a stretching waterfront boulevard, some really cool cafes, and wine bars. Modern Art Museum and Copernicus Science Center are must-visit places there.
Next, head to the gigantic Lazienki Park that covers a space larger than the whole Old Town. It is made up of streams, lakes, woods, and fields galore. You will also find the huge statue of the composer Chopin, the University Botanic Gardens, an art museum inside the Ujazdowski Castle and the most picturesque building in Warsaw, Pałac na Wyspie, or the Palace on the Isle.
Have your last polish meal at Krem, a French style bistro, and end your 3-day trip to Warsaw in style.