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Old Town

Warsaw, Poland
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Ranked #2 of 144 attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: After being leveled when the Nazis left, this whole neighborhood of cobblestone Gothic streets and alleyways, baroque palaces, numerous churches and... more » Owner description: After being leveled when the Nazis left, this whole neighborhood of cobblestone Gothic streets and alleyways, baroque palaces, numerous churches and tiered burghers' houses were masterfully reconstructed to reflect the atmosphere of bygone days. « less
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Sydney Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Completely rebuilt from old photos after being 90% destroyed by Hitler in retaliation for an underground uprising.Just beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The place is nicely laid out. It was rebuilt after the 2nd World War but the buildings and lay out were the same . The beauty and character of the buildings have therefore been retained. The distinguishing markings on the buildings set them apart as to who the house belonged to. A fish mongers house had fish drawn and so... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Warsaw is a BEAUTIFUL city. There's no question there. But walking around the Old Town, all rebuilt after World War II is a must do for everyone. The buildings are charming, lots of cafes and places to eat, and History is all over us, be it pre, during and post war, including the dark years under the Communist control. Even... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Not too large but authentic Old Town with few nice squares, a lot of souvenir and local products stores. Also you will find there the Royal Castle, CItadel etc

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I was walking there and really feel sorry that all these stuff are new because they have destroyed everything in the second world war, but was really good job to rebuild everything exactly as it was in origin.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Its nice.. you could go there to take some pictures next to old buildings and pubs.. you could also have dinner in the Old Town, yet I felt it's a bit overrated. Perhaps its because there's not much to do in Warsaw..

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If I understand correctly, the Old Town was rebuilt after World War II. They did a fantastic job, because everything does look old. Old towns in general are charming but they are often touristy. I thought there are too many cheap restaurants and souvenir shops her for me to go there again. Thee are many very beautiful parts of Warsaw.... More

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I didn't know what to expect from Warsaw, but after visiting it and especially the Old Town I left with a feeling of wanting to go back ASAP. The atmosphere along this area is just great, you can sit outside one of the many bars around there sipping a Polish beer and just enjoying the scene. The main square is... More

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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

As the city was almost completely destroyed during the war, nothing in the old town is older than 70 or so years, but has been rebuilt to replicate as it was. If one did not know better you would believe that most of the buildings date back centuries not decades. Really worth spending time. Get there early before the tours... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

There is so much to do in the Old Town, with restaurants, cafes, bars, market stalls, viewing terraces and the Castle. Everything is worth seeing and is very cheap. However, the square and surrounding areas, all the way down the fountain, are so beautiful that you will probably just wander around for hours staring at the beauty. A must see

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