Sights of Warsaw
Many Poles call the capital the cultural heart of their homeland, because it was around it that Poland developed as a European state. However, history did not spoil Warsaw with a peaceful and peaceful life: 85% of the city’s buildings were destroyed during World War II. Also collapsed and the main attractions. But the years passed, and the main architectural values of the capital were restored. The Royal Castle was rebuilt – the heart of the Old Town …
Old Town (Starówka) – the pride of Warsaw!
The old town was founded in the 13th century, surrounded by city walls. With each century, it changed and reconstructed, until the Second World War, during which time it was completely destroyed. However, in the near future, all the buildings were carefully reconstructed, and the whole Starówka is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The old town is the attraction that any tourist must visit. Charming streets and traditional houses create an unforgettable atmosphere of calm and harmony. The Old Town is also a very popular place for dating and Sunday family walks in Warsaw. Special attention of the tourist attracts many unique restaurants, cafes, artisan shops and art galleries. A great addition to these beauties are street artists, who will do everything possible so that you will remember your trip to the Old Town forever.
Landmark Royal Castle. Warsaw.
The royal castle, still a wooden fortress of the dukes of Mazovia, was built in the XIV century. In the near future, King Sigmund III made him his residence and venue for the Polish Sejm. During its long history, the castle was completely destroyed during the Second World War, rebuilt and completely changed in the late 80s of the last century. However, among the Poles, he has not lost historical value to this day. Nowadays, it is a monument of national culture and is very popular among tourists and guests of Warsaw. Be sure to visit the Royal Castle – a symbol of resilience and strength of the Polish people.
Palace of Culture and Science – “favorite” sight in Warsaw
The Palace of Culture and Science is a high, massive 42-story “Stalinist-Gothic” building in the style of social realism. The height of the architectural monument is more than 230 m, so you can safely say that this is the highest building in Warsaw and even in all of Poland. In fact, the main advantage of the sights is a beautiful terrace on the 30th floor. From this point there is a stunning panoramic view of the city!
It should also be noted that the Palace of Culture and Science has always been not to the Poles, but it is very popular among tourists. The thing is that this building was “a gift of Stalin to the Polish people.” And nowadays, there is a well-known joke about the fact that the terrace of the palace offers the best view of Warsaw, because this is the only place in the city where this landmark is not visible.
Churches of Warsaw. Sightseeing
Cathedral of St. John – the oldest Gothic church of the capital of Poland. This architectural masterpiece is one of the main shrines of the Polish people. Most of the coronations of the Polish rulers took place here. During the Second World War, the Germans destroyed the Cathedral of St. John only because it was a symbol of the former power of Poland. Nowadays it has been completely reconstructed and opened to visitors.
St. Anne’s Church is one of the most famous sights of Warsaw. Across Europe, they admire the perfect combination of neoclassical facade and rich late baroque interior. Among tourists, the church is very popular due to the high bell tower, which offers stunning views of the Old Town, the river and the center.
The Church of St. Mary has a very great historical value, since during the war it was turned into a field hospital and played an important role in defensive battles for Warsaw. Currently, the Church of St. Mary is the cathedral of the Polish armed forces.
Monuments of Warsaw – part of the tour of the sights!
The capital of Poland in Europe is often called the “city of monuments”. The fact is that here they not only love monuments, but also regularly build new ones! Many famous monuments are located on Castle Square, among which stands a 22 meter high statue of King Sigismund III. In the Old Town, one cannot but notice the monument to the heroes of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 and the bronze figure of a boy soldier. You should also visit the beautiful statues of the poet Adam Mickiewicz, Duke Jozef Ponyatovsky, inventor Nicolaus Copernicus and the brilliant Polish composer Frederic Chopin.
Seeing all the sights in one tour is simply unrealistic, however, following our guide, you will be able to properly plan your tour of the sights.