Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Top 10 things you should not miss in Warsaw - travel guide


 WARSAW

On my Instagram and previous post you could have catch up my visual diary on Poland. Now it's time to share and pass on my insights. Warsaw was such a lovely city and perfect for a weekend getaway. It is not only cheap city break but you can find so much so you won't get bored that easily. I am especially mesmerized by their beautiful buildings in the old town and the vibe in the city. If you are thinking of where to go for a longer weekend or if you have already book  a trip to Warsaw, then read further to get some tips on what to not miss!

What to see and do in Warsaw?

1. Palace of culture and science
This notable high building is a tallest building in Poland. It is used with variety of purposes. You can find here offices, museum, bookshops, cinema, swimming pool, auditorium hall as well as a terrace with panoramic view of the city.

2. Royal castle and castle square
A castle residency located just in front of the castle square surrounded by historic townhouses and Sigismund's column.



3. Admire the Old town market suare
The Old Town Market Place is the center of the Old Town in Warsaw where you can find many restaurants, shops and a market obviously. It is surrounded by beautiful buildings which looks like in 17th century.

4. Walk around Nowy Swiat street and Krakowskie Przedmiescie street
These two streets basically connects to each other and reflect the change from historical path way to the modernity after war. Krakowskie Przedmiescie street links the Old town to Royal Castle and you may pass the university and many historic churches and places. Nowy Swiat street comprises the part of Royal Route (continuing from Krakowskie Przedmiescie street). Here you will find many shops and restaurants.



5. Discover Tomb of the unknown soldier
This guarded tomb located at Pilsudski square near Saxon Palace is a tomb dedicated to the unknown soldiers from WWI who have give their lives for Poland. There is a changing guard every hour every day.

6. Visit Lazienki park and palace
The largest park in Warsaw.

7. Wonder around Praga district
If you cross the river, you will be on the right bank of Warsaw in a district called Praga. The fusion of different vibes makes this district to be the best place for artistic studios, galleries and undeground clubs. I wish I could have more time to discover this district in more details, because you may find many post-industrial buildings and streets that haven't been damaged during World War II.



8. Shop at Zlote tarasy commercial complex
Located just next to the central station of Waesaw, Zlote tarasy is a commercial and entertainment complex with a brilliant facade and interior.

9. Sugar up in Pijalnia Czekolady E.Wedel
E.Wedel is considered to be a Polish national chocolate brand and it is a well-recognized confectionery brand producing many yummies.


10. Eat pierogi in grandmother's country cottage look restarant Zapiecek
Polish pierogi is a traditional Polish dish which is filled with various stuffing and they are either boiled or fried.

How to get around in Warsaw?

Milan City Center is pretty convenient to walk around. However it is pretty easy to get around by tube/metro or their trams. The price for a ticket is 1.50 which is valid for 90 minutes after stamping. Alternatively, you can busy a one day ticket valid for 24 hours after stamping for 4.50. More information on ticket you can find on their ATM website.

Where to eat and drink in Warsaw?

1. Zapiecek (Polish Cuisine)
2. Pijalnia Czekolady E.Wedel
3. Sky bar at Mariott hotel
4. Co Tu (Asian cuisine) 
5. Manekin (Polish & Central European)

Where to shop in Warsaw?

1. Zlote terasy
2. Nowy Sviat
3. Arkadia

Getting there:

We have flew to Warsaw Chopin from London Luton Airport by Wizzair.
We have arrived super late. Therefore we have ordered Uber to our place (Uber cost us just around £5 for 20 minutes ride to center! Use code thyup73ue to get £10 for your first ride!)


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