Holidays in Warsaw City
Warsaw City Breaks
Warsaw, Poland's vibrant and bustling capital, has transformed itself since the fall of communism to become a modern metropolis of museums, parks and nightclubs. Rebuilt from scratch after suffering devastating losses during World War II, the largest city in Poland has a fascinating history, and makes for an interesting and culturally important city to visit.
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Attractions in Warsaw
Warsaw’s old town was razed to the ground during World War II and took 15 years to rebuild. Now a vibrant, dynamic and progressive city in the 21st century, the capital is the epicentre of the Polish nation. Its nightlife and music scene is unmatched anywhere else in the country, and its yearly calendar is filled with theatre productions, operas and glitzy film premieres.
On becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980, the old town is without doubt the most attractive part of Warsaw. The beautiful town square forms part of the Royal Route, which runs through both the new and old parts of the city. Anyone on a Warsaw city break should explore the city’s most attractive sites: the King’s Castle, Lazienki Palace and Park, and Wilanów Palace. Among the numerous neo-classical buildings in Royal Lazienki Park, the most impressive is the Palace on the Water, which sits on a beautiful picturesque island. Another of the most iconic features of Warsaw is the magnificent Palace of Culture and Science. This communist landmark was built between 1952 and 1955 and was offered as a gift from the Soviet people to the nation of Poland. The palace is the tallest building in the country, and the observation deck on the 30th floor provides stunning views of Warsaw.
Inevitably there are numerous museums dedicated to Poland’s sacrifice in World War II, and one of the most popular attractions is the Warsaw Uprising Museum. Visitors can learn about the occupation and the post-war Communist influence on the city in a series of multi-media exhibitions. Anyone who is interested about the history of Poland really should make this museum an essential part of any holiday to Warsaw.
Culture lovers are also highly recommended to visit the Frederic Chopin Monument, where in summer the music of the composer is played by celebrated pianists every Sunday. Warsaw hosts one of the world’s most prestigious cultural events: the Chopin International Piano Competition, which is organised every five years. The city also hosts the International Festival of Contemporary Music, Warsaw Autumn, and the Mozart Festival.
Nightlife in Warsaw
Warsaw has a tremendous nightlife and a stunning range of trendy wine bars and clubs scattered across the city. Polish food is rustic, traditional fare, and the city is also home to some of the best international restaurants in Eastern Europe.
Always changing and offering a fascinating insight into Poland’s difficult past and modern future, the Polish capital is a vibrant and exciting place to visit on holiday.
With easyJet's flexible booking offers, the city remains an affordable destination that offers visitors a remarkable journey into one of Eastern Europe’s most important cities. Book your flights and hotels together to save even more, so you can relax and enjoy your Warsaw city break!