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Why Visit the Capital of Poland

Located on the Vistula River, Warsaw has been the capital of Poland since 1596. It is the largest city in the country and the nation's urban and commercial center. Warsaw was completely destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, but was rebuilt by its courageous citizens from scratch. As of now, almost all Warsaw's buildings date back to the postwar era.

A great place to begin your Warsaw tour with is the charming Old Town of Warsaw is the gem of the city and is probably one of the newest "old towns" in Europe which was restored from a pile of rubble after World War II. Stroll down the cozy cobbled streets to the Market Square, with its renaissance buildings, discover the many hidden courtyards and squares, gardens and statues.

Another location worth adding to your Warsaw itinerary is the outstanding Royal Castle. Wave hello to the legendary Polish leader King Zygmund III standing on top of the column in the middle of Castle Square.

What is more, here are some of the recommended sights you don't want to miss during your Warsaw sightseeing: the Warsaw Rising Museum (dedicated to the Uprising of Poland in 1944), the Royal Palace at Wilanow (a royal suburban residence, one of the few buildings to survive WWII), the Chopin Museum (in honor of Warsaw's most famous son), the Palace of Culture and Science (the tallest building in Poland, conceived as a "gift from the Soviet people to the Polish nation"), as well as Jewish Warsaw (a monumental Jewish neighborhood never rebuilt after the war).

Is a visit to the captivating, historically and culturally rich Polish capital on your bucket list?

Best Things to Do in Warsaw, Poland

  • Visit the Warsaw Market Square
  • Stop by the Castle Square and see the Royal Castle
  • Explore the gorgeous Royal Palace at Wilanow
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