Warsaw has a troublesome history. It used to be known as Paris of the East and it’s said it was one of the most beautiful cities in this part of Europe. But then II World War happened and 90% of the city was destroyed. Only two buildings were still standing in their place in 1945. What you can see now in the Old Town, no matter how oldish it looks, was actually built recently, after the War. UNESCO appreciated efforts of Polish people, who came to Warsaw from all over the country to rebuild their capital, and in 1980 Warsaw’s Old Town is on the World Heritage List as the great example of completely reconstructed city. Me and many other travelers visiting Warsaw can’t help but fall for the beauty of this part of the city!
The Old Town is full of important buildings: there’s the Royal Castle (works on its reconstruction lasted until 1988), the Cathedral, Museum of Warsaw, few other churches, many beautiful houses and the old City Walls. Market Square is full of cafes where you can sit outside, enjoy the beautiful surrounding and watch people passing by. One of the best ice cream in Warsaw can be found nearby (at Nowomiejska street, on the way to the City Walls, you’ll nottice the long queue).
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Even if the Old Town is extremely touristy and it’s not the place to hang out in the city I still do enjoy going there for a walk every now and then. It’s extremely picturesque and it never stops to impress me! It’s a pure pleasure wandering around and thinking how life used to look like there years ago…
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