Hotels in Warsaw
Tourism in Warsaw
Start your visit in the old city (Stare Miasto) of Warsaw in Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) which is surrounded by antique mansions, with a statue of King Segismund III in the centre that lead on to the Royal Castle, Zamek Krolewski, built in the 14th century and refurbished en the 19th century, with a characteristic red facade in a Baroque style and the clock tower. From there, after crossing a coverred bridge one comes to St. Johns Cathedral (Katedra Sw Jana), Warsaws oldest temple, a Gothic building that bore witness to the crowning of the last king of Poland. Now head towards Market Square (Rynek Starego) which is surrounded by palaces dating from the 17th and 18th centuries with the Mermaid Monument of Warsaw in the centre. Near there you will find the Gothic Barbacan Door built in the 16th century as part of the walls of Warsaw that now serves as a gate between the old and new cities. In the new city (nowue Miastro) walk along the pedestrian street of Ulika Freta with its 14th-century buildings and Baroque churches that bring you to the end and onto Market Square, in the new city (Reynek Nowego Miasta) that has the Baroque Sacramentine Church, the great Rococco Sapieha Palace and Our Ladys Church. Again, a Baroque construction.
The Royal Route (Trakt Królewski) begins in Castle Square and continues through Krakowskie Przedmiescie and Nowy Swiat. This medieval strip has many cafes and restaurants, and a large number of monuments such as St. Anas Church with its wonderful organ inside, the Presidential Palace, Bristol Hotel, Pocktoki Palace, Tyszkiewicz Palace, Uruski Palace and the Church of the Holy Cross, with Chopins heart buried in one of its columns. Dont forget to visit the Ulica Emilii Plater St, where you will find the Palace of Culture and Science, a beautiful Socialist Realism combination that provides a wonderful view of the city from its 30th floor.