10 Top Tourist Attractions in Warsaw

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Warsaw

Over the centuries, Warsaw has been plundered
and invaded many times by forces from Sweden and France to Russia. It suffered heavy damage from German bombs
in World War II. Yet, Warsaw today is a new, vibrant city that
has been largely restored to its pre-World War II. Among the tourist attractions in Warsaw, Old
Town, with its palace, churches and castles, is not to be missed. Visitors also will want to take advantage
of the city’s impressive cultural activities. Here’s a look at the top tourist attractions
in Warsaw: Number 10. Krakowskie Przedmiescie A walk down Krakowskie Przedmiescie is a great
way to experience Warsaw’s history. Situated at the end of the Royal Route, strollers
will find the Presidential Palace and Warsaw University as well as Baroque churches. The one-mile long street, one of Warsaw’s
oldest, links the Old Town and the Royal Castle. Travelers should be on the lookout for a 17th
century statue of a Madonna and child that commemorates a Polish victory over Turkish
forces in Vienna. Number 9. Copernicus Science Centre Copernicus, who lived from 1473 to 1543, is
one of the most famous scientists and mathematicians to come out of Poland. It was he who formulated the theory that the
earth revolves around the sun, and not the other way around. It is fitting, therefore, that Poland honors
him with the Copernicus Science Centre, with a planetarium exhibit devoted to space and
how it impacts our lives. Number 8. Museum of the History of Polish Jews Opening on the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw
Ghetto Uprising, the museum honors 1,000 years of Jews in Poland. It is designed to educate people about the
Jewish faith and culture through exhibits in eight galleries that explain such things
as how the Jews came to Poland; at one time more Jews lived in Poland than anywhere in
the world. The history of the Jews in Poland is told
through oral histories of Jews from rabbis to housewives in multimedia narratives. Number 7. Palace of Culture and Science. The Palace of Culture and Science is a multi-functional
building that houses everything from companies to entertainment venues. Built in the 1950s, the high-rise building
– the tallest in Poland — features a spire that reaches into the sky. It was originally named for Joseph Stalin,
but changed when the Soviet leader fell out of favor. As a concert venue, it’s hosted many international
groups, including the Rolling Stones back in 1967. Number 6. Wilanow Palace Wilanow Palace is one of the most important
monuments in Poland, representing what Poland was like before the 18th century. The palace was built as a home for King John
III Sobieski. After his death the palace was owned by private
families, each one changing the way the palace looked. Unlike the rest of Warsaw, the royal palace
survived WWII almost unscathed, and most of its furnishings and art were reinstalled after
the war. Today, it is a museum that is home to the
country’s artistic and royal heritage. The 17th century royal palace hosts several
music festivals, including the summer concerts in the garden. Number 5. Nowy Swiat. At first glance, Nowy Swiat appears to be
misnamed. Nowy Swiat translates as New World Street,
yet it is one of the most historic streets in Warsaw. It runs north from Three Crosses Square to
the Royal Castle, taking in part of the Royal Route on its journey. By the 20th century, it was one of Warsaw’s
primary commercial streets, lined with neoclassical buildings It was almost completely destroyed
during World War II’s Warsaw Uprising. It was restored as a cobblestone street following
the war. Number 4. Warsaw Uprising Museum. Warsaw was famous for withstanding the Nazis
during World War II. The Jewish ghetto, where Jews were confined
by the Nazis, was the largest in Europe. The uprising, however, was not limited to
Jews alone. The Warsaw Uprising Museum opened in 2004
on the 60th anniversary of the uprising. Visitors will find a day-by-day account of
the uprising which began on August 1 and ended on October 2. Number 3. Royal Castle. The Royal Castle served as the home and officials
of Polish rulers for centuries. It is located on Castle Square at the entrance
to Old Town. The castle dates back to the 14th century
when it was the official residence of the Dukes of Masovia. It was conquered many times by invaders from
afar, but bounced back to be the place where the first constitution in Europe was drafted
in 1791. This impressive structure, with a tower in
the middle, is a museum today, though official state meetings are sometimes held here. Number 2. Lazienki Park Lazienki Park, also known as Royal Baths Park,
is the largest park in Warsaw. Designed as a park in the 17th century, it
eventually was turned into a place for villas, monuments and palaces. The Palace on the Isle is the foremost building
in the park, located on the Royal Route in central Warsaw. This palace today is a treasure trove of paintings
collected by Polish royalty and statues of the country’s greatest rulers. Also located on the isle is a Greco-Roman
amphitheatre that dates back to 1793. More palaces and an 18th century orangery
can be found in the park. Number 1. Old Town Market Square. Located in the oldest part of Old Town, the
square dates back to the late 13th century. It was totally destroyed by bombs in World
War II. Most of the buildings were rebuilt beginning
in 1948, and look much like the original 17th century structures. A drawing point of the square today is the
many restaurants that surround this pretty square, which make it a good place to sample
Polish specialties. The market square features a bronze sculpture
of the Warsaw mermaid, the symbol of Poland’s capital.

14 thoughts on “10 Top Tourist Attractions in Warsaw

  1. Why all names are mispronounced bordering on incomprehensible?
    One may also add that Turks were defeated at Vienna by coalition forces, not by Polish army alone.

  2. There were two uprisings in Warsaw. First Uprising in the Jewish Ghetto in 1943. Second in 1944, the Warsaw Uprising. In the second, the entire capital stood to fight. The Germans destroyed Warsaw in retaliation. Please do not confuse facts! It is not just bombs that destroyed Warsaw. After the fall of the Warsaw Uprising, Germans methodeically destroyed house after house. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eMPlYYpT_I&t=8s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR-VxXMq66g&t=72s

  3. I think too much about Jews, from this video it's looks like only Jews fighting bravely and Poles…I don't know…disappear in this moment.

  4. I like the video:-) I went to Warsaw in May for the 1st time and I took my Filipina friend. See my video: https://youtu.be/WQgYJ_iK2aM

  5. На протяжении веков Варшава была разграблена и неоднократно захвачена войсками из Швеции и Франции в Россию. Она получила тяжелый урон от немецких бомб во время Второй мировой войны. Тем не менее, Варшава сегодня – это новый динамичный город, который был в значительной степени восстановлен до Второй мировой войны. Среди туристических достопримечательностей Варшавы нельзя пропустить Старый город с его дворцом, церквями и замками. Посетители также захотят воспользоваться впечатляющими культурными мероприятиями города. Вот посмотрите на основные туристические достопримечательности в Варшаве

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