Warsaw Travel Guide

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Plan Your Warsaw Vacation

Perhaps the only constant quality of Warsaw is change. It is remarkable how often—and how quickly—Poland's capital rebuilds and reinvents itself over time. Though in the past this reinvention was involuntary, the city having been invaded and destroyed several times over the ages, Warsaw now continues to metamorphose quite well on its own. To today's young Varsovians—and visitors alike—World War II may seem like ancient history, but it is impossible to forget that some 85% of the city was utterly destroyed in the war. The "phoenix from the ashes" label fits no other modern European city more than Warsaw.

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Warsaw Hotels

Warsaw is beginning to deal with its shortage of luxury hotel rooms for business travelers, and you'll now find a good selection of luxury lodgings in the...read more

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Warsaw Restaurants

You'll find a great many restaurants around the Old Town Square and along the Royal Route, but many of these are expensive and priced for tourists and upscale...read more

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Warsaw Experiences

  • Warsaw's Top 5

    Łazienki Park, an oasis in the capital city, with historic monuments and the Center for Contemporary Art.... Read more

  • If You Like

    Warsaw has a good range of modern art galleries, with Galeria Zachęta and Zamek Ujazdowski Center for Contemporary Art at the lead. Many small... Read more

  • Great Itineraries

    As the capital of Poland and of Mazovia, Warsaw has the majority of the region's attractions, but Łódź, the region's second city, also has a... Read more

  • More Than Books

    The new Warsaw University Library, designed by architects Marek Budzyński and Zbigniew Badowski, opened in 1999 and is certainly one of the most... Read more

  • He Left His Heart in Warsaw

    "When the first notes of Chopin sound through the concert hall, there is a happy sigh of recognition. All over the world men and women know his... Read more

  • The Warsaw Rising of 1944

    Although the Warsaw Rising of 1944 is one of the key events to understanding modern Polish history, for a long time it received insufficient... Read more

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