I have been to Poland several times, but I have only visited Krakow, Gdansk and Sopot. In August I decided that it was time to explore the capital, Warsaw. Warsaw might not be as picturesque as Krakow and Gdansk, and there aren’t that many tourists visiting Warsaw. I still found the city very interesting and beautiful!
My favorite part of Warsaw was the old town (not surprising, as I love Eastern European old towns!). The old town was established in the 14th century, and consists of several cute squares with many restaurant options. You should check out the Barbican and the area’s beautiful architecture. I recommend to visit the Old Town Observation Terrace for a great view of the old town.
A visit to one of Warsaw’s many garden is highly recommended. We went to Lazienki Park (you can also find a palace and a lake here), and it was stunning! The park is huge and it is the perfect place to relax. There are cute squirrels everywhere, and we even saw a colorful peacock!
I always go shopping when I am in Poland, as the prices are quite low. There are many big malls with international brands in Warsaw, and we went to Zlote Tarasy. The area around Zlote Tarasy is also interesting, as it is very different from the Old Town with its modern skyscrapers.
In Warsaw, it feels like beautiful churches are popping up on every corner. The old, catholic churches almost made me feel like I was in Italy!
So, what do I think about Warsaw compared to the other Polish cities I have visited? Warsaw has a lot to offer, and I have the impression that it is a very good place to party. Even though the old town and the parks are beautiful, I missed to have the opportunity to walk around everywhere. It is impossible to just walk around, you need to take a taxi or use public transport to get around. At the same time, I like how Warsaw gives you the “big city feeling”, something you wouldn’t get in cities like Krakow and Gdansk.