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“This is it?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Old Town

Old Town
Warsaw, Poland
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Private Tour: Warsaw Walking Tour
Ranked #2 of 230 things to do in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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.
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“This is it?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

OK, I know, Warsaw was flattened in WW II. Still, there are countless European cities with far more impressive old centres. Warsaw lacks any charm as a city, and the old centre is as dull as the rest of the place.

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“A nice and relaxing way to spend some quality time alone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I was traveling alone, and found the Old Town to offer some great hidden views, streets and lots of quiet corners. I really loved the atmosphere, there were many people around, yet I never got stuck in a huge crowd like it is the case with other old city centers around Europe. You can walk around, take plenty of pictures, sit down and absorb the atmosphere or just chill and people watch. The only downside is that there are too many ice cream shops and no bakery :)

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“Well done rebuilding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The rebuilding of old town is amazing. The buildings were restored from paintings by Canaletto in the Palace Museum. If you didn't know they were "new" you would think they were old! The outsides look like buildings sandwiched up against one another, but inside, they are all one structure. Amazing. Catch the film on the rebuilding in the cinema station in Old Town if you can. It will bring the devastation of the city after WW2 into perspective.

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“Amazing Old City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Take time and walk around the Old City. Walk down the narrow streets and stop and eat and drink along the way. It is amazing that this has been totally rebuilt in its original condition. I always walk around and just wonder how it was possible that the city was raised to the ground and yet here it is again!

Visited April 2013
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“The Old town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Simply put,summer is the best time to get around as there are plenty of shops, restaurants, and things to do. If you like architectural of gothical style, marie curie museum, or just want to climb up the infamous observer tower and have the entire view of warsaw city, nothing beats this place

Visited June 2012
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