The largest and most populous city in Poland is Warsaw. This city is located along the banks of the Vistula River in the center of the country and has been its capital for 400 years. Since the Middle Ages, Warsaw has been one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, as well as a major cultural and industrial center. But during the Second World War, this beautiful city was almost completely destroyed. Now Warsaw is restored with all its historical monuments and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The tourist infrastructure of the city is developing intensively. Every year over 8 million tourists visit Warsaw. They are mainly attracted by the history, art and cultural life of the city. Thanks to the developed system of online services, Warsaw is suitable for the category Smart City, and our site will help you organize an independent trip there.
What to Do and Where to Go in Warsaw
Among the main attractions of Warsaw, in the first place is the Old Town with its medieval architecture. It has an abundance of cozy cafes, restaurants and art galleries. And on the square artists display their paintings right on the street. There is always a creative atmosphere. Also very popular among tourists is the Royal Route - it's a historical route, consisting of a number of streets, connecting several residences of Polish kings. Many of the sights are dedicated to the brilliant Polish composer Chopin, who grew up and studied here. Particularly interesting is the Chopin Museum, where, with the help of the latest technology, one can learn a lot about the life of the composer and listen to his music. The international competition of pianists named after Frederic Chopin is held in Warsaw. As in any capital, here you will find many museums, theaters, exhibitions, music events and other entertainment. Excursions around the city you can make on the tourist bus or use the links below to choose the tour that suits you.
You can stop in Warsaw in one of the small hotels of the Old City - in the heart of the cluster of historical and cultural attractions. But there is almost always noisy because of the large number of restaurants, street musicians and tourists. In addition, the traffic in the Old City is prohibited. If you have a lot of luggage, you will have to carry it from the nearest parking lot. Most prestigious hotels in Warsaw are located near the Central Railway Station. This is a very convenient area for living and the historical center can be reached on foot in 20 minutes. Another popular tourist area, where it is better to stop, is called Srodmiescie. It is located between the station and the Vistula River and also close to the Old Town. Housing prices are quite attractive compared to other European capitals. Room in a five-star hotel costs from $ 130, and a place in the hostel from $ 10. Below you can choose the most suitable for you option.
Flights to Warsaw
In Poland, there are customs rules, standard for EU countries. The airport of Frederic Chopin is 10 km from the center of Warsaw. This is the largest airport in Poland. From here, 32 airlines make regular flights to 108 cities in 45 countries. Terminal A offers free Wi-Fi, currency exchange, and TAX FREE payment service. There are also 5 telephone sets with the ability to make free calls to Polish numbers. The city from the airport can be reached by one of 5 bus routes, a train or a taxi. A taxi ride costs about $ 12.
Here you can buy tickets to Warsaw. The special calendar below will tell you about cheapest flight times.
The Cheapest Flight Times
Access to free Wi-Fi points is available in almost all hotels in Warsaw, railway stations, airports, parks, libraries, as well as in many cafes and restaurants. Such, for example, as McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks and Costa Coffee. Also you can purchase a SIM card of one of the local mobile operators with a tariff including a mobile Internet. Alternatively, you can rent a modem and you will always have an independent access point to the Internet for several devices at once.
Public transport in Warsaw is well developed. It is presented by metro, buses and trams. Tickets are universal, they operate on all types of transport. It is profitable to buy a ticket for the whole day. It is very convenient and inexpensive to travel around the city on a rented bike. In the vicinity of Warsaw you can visit more than 10 places of interest to tourists. They can be reached by train or bus. The most visited of them: Liw, Czerwinsk, Pultusk, Modlin, Zelazowa Wola, Opinogura.
The level of security for a tourist in Warsaw is quite high. It ranks 16th in the ranking of the 113 most secure cities. Especially in the daytime. Nevertheless, we recommend that you observe typical precautions in an unfamiliar city. Be wary of strangers offering you help - they can be scammers. Below you will find links with useful addresses and phones.
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