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Old Town

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Address: Warsaw, Poland
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: After being leveled when the Nazis left, this whole neighborhood of...
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.
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The art of restauration

The old town (stare miasto) was totally destroyed by Nazi-Germany during World War II after the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. Driven by proud and determination, the Polish people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The old town (stare miasto) was totally destroyed by Nazi-Germany during World War II after the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. Driven by proud and determination, the Polish people rebuilt the entire old town. It's a remarkable achievement! The old city is colorful, and you wouldn't say at first sight that it was rebuilt. Definitely one of the most beautiful places... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Old town looks really nice, there is not so much to do, or at least we diddnt find anything. We walked around, and ate mostly:P

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It's a "must-see" when in Warsaw. There's a lot said about World War II and you must understand that much of the Stare Miasto was rebuilt after the war, but it's incredible! There are many guided tours of the area but it's easy to just wander around and discover it on your own. Afterward, be sure to head down the... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

When you learn the history of Old Town and then see what it looks like now you will be amazed, this is especially true for History buffs

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Norway
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A traditional tourist trap with only tourists and souvenirs, accompanied with tourist type of restaurants with people employed to get tourists into the restaurant from the street.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This area is beautiful and you have to remember it was reconstructed after the total devastation of WW2. It is immensely picturesque, remember to look up at the roofs/eaves as there are interesting things around. The street signs are even atmospheric. Lots of eating places and streets to walk around. Some good views across to the stadium and Praga from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It is nice to see the old town but nothing to compare with others cities in Europe. The place have some bars and restaurants but looks very poor. Watch out with some homeless begging for money in this places.

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Chaniá, Khania, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

It is very beautiful city the architecture of the buildings are perfect. And it is always clean, small tip for the local people to try be mor friendly,then is perfect direction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Everybody visiting Old Town in Warsaw visits Market Square. Some visits neighbouring restaurants and churches. Not too many would visit a slope leading to Vistula called Gnojna góra. It is located 2 minutes off Market Square. Go there and enjoy a remarkable view on Vistula and it's right side Praga (Prague). you will spot also Warsaw ' stadion lighted by... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

spent 4 nights here with partner and 2 teenagers, loads to do, everything is accessible and very reasonably priced. Would definitely visit again although the woman on the ice skating rink has never heard of customer service.

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