WARSZAWA Modern architecture and great fun
It is primarily the capital of Poland, a metropolitan area where things happen and change all the time and life is at a full speed.
For over a dozen years, Warsaw has become a modern and open city. Warsaw amazes with an outstanding transformation it has undergone after the destruction during World War II.
The centre of post-war Warsaw was nothing but ruins which gave birth to a new, strong city several years later. The major monuments of Warsaw that were rebuilt and combined with the modern developments make Warsaw a city of unusual contrasts. Throughout the year, the capital city teems with cultural life that gathers thousands of tourists every weekend.
OLD TOWN – a grate reconstruction of the 14th-century town surrounded by a barbican, destroyed during World War II. The Old Town with the Royal Palace is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
ROYAL PALACE – the seat of Polish kings and 1918-1939 also of the President of the Republic of Poland. Restored after war destruction in 1971-89. The insignia of the last king and of the president of Poland are kept there. Currently a museum with a rich collection of Polish and European paintings (including original Rembrant’s paintings and works by Bernardo Bellotto, referred to as Canaletto).
ROYAL ROUTE – a several-kilometre long way stretching from the Castle Square through the Lazienki Park to Belweder, and it’s first part, the Krakowskie Przedmiescie, is one of the most interesting and elegant streets of Warszawa.
ROYAL LAZIENKI PALACE – one of the largest and most beautiful palace and park complex in Europe, founded by the last king of Poland, Stanisław August Poniatowski.
WILANOW PALACE – a baroque residence of King Jan III Sobieski. The plot of land between the palace and Wilanow Lake is home to a two-level Italian garden with a romantic park. Nicknamed “the Polish Versailles”, the Palace is one of the most beautiful ones in Europe. The Palace serves as a museum housing the royal collection of paintings.
GRAND THEATRE and NATIONAL OPERA – located in the heart of Warsaw, is one of the most important sites on the cultural map of the city. The theatre offers the best plays, operas and ballets.
PALACE OF CULTURE AND SCIENCE – a landmark of Warszawa. Built 10 years after the end of World War II, it represents an architectural mixture of art deco and socialist realism.
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews – opened to the public in April 2013. It currently functions as a cultural and educational centre with a rich cultural program. The Core Exhibition, presenting the thousand-year history of Polish Jews, has been opened on October 28, 2014.
COPERNICUS SCIENT CENTRE – a science museum standing on the bank of the Vistula River in Warszawa. It contains over 450 interactive exhibits that enable visitors to single-handedly carry out experiments and discover the laws of science for themselves. The Centre is the largest institution of its type in Poland and one of the most advanced in Europe.
NATIONAL STADIUM – a retractable roof football stadium. It is used mostly for football matches and it is the home stadium of Poland national football team.
The stadium has a seating capacity of 58,145 which makes it the largest association football arena in Poland. It is a multipurpose venue able to host sporting events, concerts, cultural events, and conferences. The official stadium opening took place on 19 January 2012.
ZELAZOWA WOLA – a 19th century mansion, the birthplace of Frederic Chopin who also spent his first years there. In the summer, each Sunday offers open piano concerts at a local park.
ARKADIA and NIEBOROW – Romantic 18th century landscape park and a 17th century palace and park complex, the former residence of the Radziwill magnate family.
LOWICZ – the centre of folk tradition. The Lowicz region still teems with folklore, mainly in such domains as weaving, embroidery, paper cut-outs, pottery and sculpture.
PUSZCZA KAMPINOWSKA – one of the largest forest and biggest inland sand dunes in Central Poland. Puszcza Kampinowska as a national park boasts its rich flora and fauna, including elks and badgers.
- SIGHTSEEING OF WARSAW /duration 3,30 hrs/ English, Spanish speaking guide.
Route: Old Town – UNESCO World Heritage Site with Royal Castle, St. John’s Cathedral Market Square, Barbican, colorful burger houses. New Town with monument of Warsaw Uprising 1944 former Jewish Ghetto area with Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto Uprising, Umschlag Platz and Anielewicz bunker. The Royal Route with superb aristocratic residences, churches and famous monuments, including the Holy Cross Church with urn containing the heart of Frederic Chopin, Presidential Palace, statue of Copernicus, Warsaw University etc. The Royal Park- Lazienki – the most beautiful one in Warsaw commonly known as Lazienki or ‘The Baths’ with its ‘Palace on the Water’, the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski. Other important places of interest: National Opera Building, Tomb of the Unknown Solider, Monument to the Victims of Katyn.
- COMMUNISM TOUR – /duration 3 hrs/ English, German speaking guide.
Route: the flagship district of Social Realism – Constitution Square and MDM area, examples of utopian ideas in the city center, the Palace of Culture and Science, the former Party House, Praga district, Museum of life under Communism, propaganda movies & worker’s aperitif
- WARSAW BY NIGHT – /duration 3 hrs/ English, German speaking guide.
Route: the most interesting spots by night, bohemian bars in Praga district, cool bars in the City Center, vodka on board, welcome shot
WARSAW FREDERIC CHOPIN AIRPORT – OKĘCIE – 8 km from the Warsaw city centrum
WARSAW MODLIN AIRPORT – 36 km from the Warsaw city centrum
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