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  • GMak54
    Bellevue, WA273 contributions
    Stunning in good light, fun, lots of good restaurants & cafés, and wonderful museums. This is the place to stay and you cannot miss it. Don't be swayed by critics saying "oh, it's all been rebuilt..." While that's true, so has most of Europe and Asia at some point in history through fires, floods and the ravages of many wars over many centuries. Warsaw is no different. What, some church that was destroyed by war then fire in the 17th century and rebuilt then is somehow more "authentic" than another church that was rebuilt only 75 years ago and restored according to 16th Century plans and centuries of pictures and paintings? This is a wonderful place both visually and viscerally. Do not overlook the Warsaw Museum in the Market Square!
    Written November 10, 2022
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  • Jane & Jan
    Nottingham, UK1,247 contributions
    Love this park loads to see
    We was amazed at seeing the red squirrel beautiful not seen for years in the uk was our highlight visit to warsaw alone with the Chopin concert
    Written November 27, 2022
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  • GMak54
    Bellevue, WA273 contributions
    This is off Castle Square and as with Castle Square, it is tunning in good light, fun, lots of good restaurants & cafés, and wonderful museums. Make time and plans to visit the Warsaw Museum in the Old Market Square. Absolutely worth the time.
    Written November 10, 2022
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  • Lon H
    10 contributions
    Very fun place, great atmoshphere. We are here very often. People here are friendly and so festive. One of the best places in warsaw
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • AmyLeSheffer1
    Berlin, Germany6 contributions
    the view from the roof of the library is amazing and its agreat place for reading in the summer. overall great location
    Written November 3, 2022
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  • ChrisK3
    West Yorkshire, UK684 contributions
    Nowy Swiat street the royal route and the old town are a must visit when in Warsaw. The main market square, churches, Royal castle, Barbican, restaurants and bars are all within easy reach of each other. Perhaps a few too many “tacky “ gift shops but none of the staff were pushy in any way. You do get staff outside restaurants attempting to invite you in but again no real hassle. The Tomb of the unknown soldier is close by along with at least a couple of first class hotels. Beautiful buildings in a beautiful setting.
    Written September 17, 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    This beautiful avenue is the northernmost part of the Royal Route. It leads to the Old Town and the Royal Castle.

    The street is surrounded by historic palaces, churches, and manor-houses. The Presidential Palace, Warsaw University, and the two leading Warsaw hotels Raffles and Bristol are located by this street.
    Written June 16, 2022
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK17,708 contributions
    Located on the southern side of Krasiński Square the 10m tall 'Warsaw Uprising Monument' is an impressive tribute to the brave insurgents that rose up against the German occupiers from 1 August 1944 until 2 October 1944... A significant 63 day fight that was finally crushed by the Germans who then went on to continue the looting and destruction of Warsaw for the months of October, November and December leaving it with 90% of its buildings destroyed. The Germans then left and in January 1945 the Soviets moved in! The monument was unveiled in 1989 and is considered to be one of the most important monument of post-war Warsaw and as such is one of the most visited landmarks by tourists to the city. It is well worth a visit.
    Written October 26, 2022
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK17,708 contributions
    The Frederic Chopin Monument is a large bronze statue that stands in Warsaw's Lazienki Park. It was designed in 1907 by Wacław Szymanowski and was supposed to be unveiled in 1910 on the centenary of Chopin's birth, however its execution was delayed by controversy about the design and then by the outbreak of WW 1. The statue was finally cast and unveiled in November 1926.
    During WW 2 the statue was blown up by the Nazi's. There is an inscription on the monuments pedestal that reads: "The Statue of Fryderyk Chopin, destroyed and plundered by the Germans on 31 May 1940, rebuilt by the Nation. 17 October 1946."
    Written November 4, 2022
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  • kwa829
    Redmond, WA674 contributions
    Excellent, modern, architecturally magnificent shopping mall. A large food court inclusive of many global brands (e.g., KFC, Burger King, McDonalds).

    Just beware it is a VERY POPULAR place and will likely be quite crowded on weekends.
    Written October 20, 2022
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  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, DC720 contributions
    Situated just outside the Polin Museum, you'll find this memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto heroes. Ironically, the site of their last stand is a short walk from here, albeit in a simple, wholly hard to see park/site where the bunker is covered over and some of them are still buried down there after fighting to the end. The memorial is right over where part of the Warsaw ghetto wall was located, and the ghetto itself. Hard to grasp the horrors they experienced and the cruelty senselessly shown towards them. Best to visit the Polin Museum first, then come outside with a newfound or newly energized appreciation for the courage and resistance shown by these heroes.
    Written October 30, 2022
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  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, DC720 contributions
    This converted market from the time of Soviet occupation and rule has the perfect assortment of eateries to enjoy. Stopped for beers and food. Great vibe here as it's a relaxed atmosphere and all the food options were great. Take your time and grab a drink then take your pick of the many food options available.
    Written November 1, 2022
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  • TTZ
    Saratoga Springs, NY2 contributions
    Inspiring tribute. Never forget those who sacrificed for their country! So glad I caught the “changing of the guard”.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • EwaCG
    London, United Kingdom8 contributions
    You could be anywhere, could be London, Paris etc. Lots of choice, not cheap but a place where you can feel well served for choice and quality.
    Written September 3, 2021
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK17,708 contributions
    The Barbican is an attractive semi-circular fortified outpost that once formed part of Warsaw's 16th Century defensive fortifications. It was mainly destroyed in WW.2. but was restored in the 1950's using 17th Century engravings. It is a pleasant gateway into and out of the Old Town and is a place were local artists display their artwork to prospective buyers. You can walk a short way along the walls and it is next to these walls you can find the famed 'Little Insurgent' Monument.
    I visited in September 2021 and again in October 2022 and enjoyed it on both occasions - Well worth a quick visit.
    Written November 2, 2022
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