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Old Town

Warsaw, Poland
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Ranked #4 of 157 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Very nice place to visit and see.. Old buildings and square Lots of restaurants and shops Enjoy walking and explore

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Although it is a bit of a "Disneyworld" experience, being a 50's built replica of the original Old Town destroyed by the SS in 1944, this place is well worth a visit. Still looks very authentic.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The whole old town was destroyed in WWII, so the old town we can see today is built in the 20'th century. But as a tourist you can't see that, and actually the effort of the Warsowians to restore what was lost makes it even more interesting.

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Vancouver, Canada
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70 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Such a lovely area, the main square is amazing. But make sure you go off on the lovely side streets. Just wander. Would love to be able to paint/draw and sketch some of the buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

nice place for a walk, don't miss the chocolate producer Wedel downtown:) can be a bit chilly, so take your time to sip hot chocolate and contemplate people through big windows...

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Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The old town of Warsaw is quite picturesque. The rebuilding results in a quasi replica of the original, but at second glance it looks a little bit staged.

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Warsaw, Poland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

It seems like an ordinary Old Town with beautiful old buildings and squares and churches fiunded in 13th century but when you get to know its histroy you will be amazed. During WWII it was totally distroyed. After the war it was meticulously rebuilt. As many of the original bricks were reused as possible. The rubble was sifted for reusable... More

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Turton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We visited Warsaw recently and walked around the old town a number of times. It is beautiful and what one sort of expects of a European town. It is filled with lovely arcitecture and cobbled streets. The signature building is the Royal Palace. There are, of course, a few tacky souvenir shops but good restaurants also abound. As you walk... More

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Taastrup, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

When you enter town square, you get fascinated, so idyllic place filled with restaurants, bars, cafees, shops, historical buildings, old waterpost`s, tourist office and not to forget "Syrenka" Warsaw's armed Mermaid. Sitting with a glass of beer, and admire the scenery on the Square, horse-waggons crossing . You feel like you are in a postcard picture. It is fantastic. It... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The initial area of Old Town was all but destroyed during the Nazi occupation of the city. Afterward, the city of Warsaw rebuilt the square to the exact specifications and appearance of the initial square. They did a fantastic job. Filled with restaurants, shops, cafes, bars and historical buildings, you could easily spend two or three days here meandering through... More

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