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Best places to see in Warsaw

Posted on July 13, 2011 | Fascinating CitiesNo Comment

Situated on the Vistula river, Warsaw is the capital city of Poland which is surrounded by several tourist destinations like Royal Castle, King Zygmunt’s Column, Market Square, Barbican, Saxon Garden and Lazienki park. Warsaw is one of the cities of Poland which has faced the wrath of world war and got resurrected by the efforts of the local citizens. If you want to explore the happening destinations in Warsaw, then let’s give you some information on some best places in Warsaw.

1) Royal castle – This old, historical castle of Warsaw is the most happening destination which was once the official abode of Polish empire. Situated at the entrance of Warsaw old town, this historical castle has endured many blows and attacks made by German, Russian and Swedish armies. If you want to get a glimpse of history, then you should definitely visit this place.

2) Lazienki Park – This plush, magnificent garden complex based in Warsaw is truly pleasant and visually engaging. This enormous garden complex was built during the 2nd half of 18th century and gives visitors the privilege to enjoy the panoramic view of Lazienki Palace which is beautifully surrounded by ponds and canals.

3) Powazki Cemetery – Also known as Stare Powazki, this historical cemetery is the one of the prominent and oldest cemetery where you can see the graves of many famous personalities from Poland. This cemetery is the gateway to get the information on the life of prominent people who belonged to Poland.

4) Barbican – Situated between Old and new towns, Warsaw Barbican is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Warsaw. Built in 1540, Barbican was aesthetically designed by Jan Baptist the Venetian, an Italian architect. Completely destroyed during 2nd world war, Barbican was rebuilt again where bricks from demolished buildings were used in this construction.

5) Saxon Garden – Saxon garden is one of the happening and oldest parks in Warsaw. This serene park was opened for public of Warsaw in 1727. This park was completely devastated during the Warsaw Uprising and was later rebuilt after 2nd world war. Whenever you visit Warsaw, don’t miss visiting Saxon Garden.

6) King Zygmunt’s Column Situated in Castle Square, Poland, King Zygmunt’s Column or Sigismund’s Column is one of the popular and old monuments which honor King Sigismund III Vasa who had made Warsaw as the capital city of Poland.

7) Warsaw Rising Museum – Warsaw uprising is one of the most major uprising in the history of Poland which took place in 1944. Situated in district of Wola, this museum is dedicated in the memory of the valiant soldiers who participated in this uprising. This museum was opened to public on 31st July 2004 on the account of 60th anniversary of this uprising.

There are also other interesting places like Nowy Swiat, Frederick Chopin Museum, and Royal Castle which are truly inspiring and worth visiting. Whether it is the City Zoo, Gestapo Headquarters Museum or Lazienki Park, every place at Warsaw will help you to connect with ethos and spirit of Warsaw.

Come, let’s discover Warsaw!

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