Top 5 Things To Do in Warsaw

You're sitting in your living room, looking at the rain, and feeling fairly glum about life, so you decide to plan a quick weekend break...





Now I realise for many of you Warsaw many not be at the top of your list, but after my recent visit to Poland's capital I can firmly vouch for it - great food, excellent value for money, and enough sight seeing spots to keep you occupied for the weekend.

Hotel Bristol Warsaw


1) Stroll around Old Town

When I say "old" I mean it looks old... there is actually a good chance Warsaw's Old Town is younger than your current house. Ok I have no idea where y'all live but you get the idea.



The Old Town was initially built in the 13th century but much of it was damaged during the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany in 1939. After the Polish Uprising in 1944 the Nazi's systematically destroyed 85% of the city leaving Warsaw's historic buildings in a pile of rubble.



The Polish government made a valiant effort to restore the Old Town to its former glory in the 5 years after the war.



I think they did a great job!


2) Frolic amongst the cherry blossoms in Lazienki Park

This was easily one of my favourite parts of the trip. Lazienki Park is Warsaw's largest park and is located right in the city centre.




It is a beautiful place to go for some zen, or some coffee at Belvedere Restaurant which as it happens, is one of Warsaw's top restaurants.




3) Educate yourself at the War Uprising Museum 

You know that person who spends hours at museums? The person who reads literally every sentence of every poster and then of course stands back for a moment just to admire said poster in it's entirety.


Well in this case that person was my dad. Needless to say, having spent several hours of my life in this museum I did find that I learnt something and it was interesting.


As you can probably tell museums are not my jam, but I picked out this museum to recommend to you as I liked the displays of the different guns and aeroplanes they used during the war. I also loved the old school tea shop and their selection of cake.

Tea Room in the Warsaw Uprising Museum

If you do like museums, then the Jewish museum is also recommended on all the guides. I personally didn't take to it as I felt there weren't many displays, instead there was just hundreds of placards to read. My dad it enjoyed it though, so each to their own!

Jewish Museum Warsaw


4) Snap a photo of Warsaw's tallest building from the Panorama Sky Bar

Warsaw's tallest building is the Palace of Culture and Science, a gift to Poland from Stalin.



In terms of photo taking there is an observation deck at the top the Palace but then of course you don't get the palace in the photo. Instead you can do as we did and go to the Panorama Sky Bar at the top of the Marriott Hotel to get a snap of Warsaw's skyline, including the Palace of Culture and Science. Added benefit is that they serve some killer cocktails there.

Old Town Cocktail in Panorama Sky Bar

If you have seen my Moscow posts this building may look strangely familiar to one of Stalin's Seven Sisters, and that is because it was built by the same architect, Led Rudnev... what can I say, the man got around!

One of the Seven Sisters in Moscow

5) Try some Pierogi at Warsaw's most famous restaurant - U Fukiera

Pierogi is a must when you are in Warsaw. It is so tasty and where better to try it than U Fukiera? Several Heads of State have dined in this candle lit restaurant in Old Town and for good reason, the food is delicious... yum!



I will soon be posting about my stay at Hotel Bristol, but until then you can check out the room on my vlog:


Liakada

26 comments:

  1. Stunning pictures and great tips! I haven't visited yet, but will keep this in mind for when I do.

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    1. It is a great city for a weekend break!

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  2. There's nothing quite as exciting as spontaneous city breaks! I can understand why you wanted to visit here; the architecture is very special. I love the trench you're wearing in these photos, by the way :)

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  3. Oh wow the view from that tower though! Amazing x
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  4. Such breath taking photos! This place looks amazing! it seems that you had a wonderful time!:)
    xx Jamie | With Love, Jamie

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  5. The food, the architecture that seems absolutely breathtaking, all of your photos.. I am just inspired. Thanks for taking us on the journey with you.

    Kia / KTS
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  6. Never been to Warsaw before!! Loving the pictures!!!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  7. Strolling around warsaw seems pretty cool
    Lovin the colorful buildings.

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  8. I love that ceiling in the Hotel Bristol, and the cherry blossom is beautiful too

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  9. I'd love to visit Warsaw! Looks like that place is full of character!

    Corinne x
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  10. I went to Warsaw years ago and I agree, it's lovely there! :) xx

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  11. Great tips the old town looks stunning and how pretty is the cherry blossom Lucy x

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  12. "Palace of Culture and Science" is not a "gift" from Stalin:) definition of gift-something given voluntarily without payment in return.... we paid for it a thousand times more than its real value, especially in steel, coal, coper etc. that was exported from Poland to Soviet Union.

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    1. Fair point, no offence was meant!

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