Consisting of a very eventful history, Poland’s capital, Warsaw is a unique and affordable city break. The city is a collection of historic buildings, communist blocks and modern structures which portray the story of its turbulent past and has shaped it into the distinctive city it is today. For those interested in discovering more about this, both the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews are well worth a visit.
Once you finished exploring what the many interesting museums have to offer, you can visit the beautiful Lazienki Park, Warsaw’s largest park, where you can not only hear summer concerts of Chopin and other artists but visit the stunning Palace on the Island and Botanical Gardens.
No visit to Warsaw would be complete without a day spent in the Old Town which homes many of the city’s most beautiful buildings. Spend time in the Old Town Market Square at one of the numerous bars and restaurants sampling traditional Polish cuisine, watching the street artists and picking up a few souvenirs at the market. From there, the Castle and Castle Square are only a short walk along the street where you can take a tour of the Castle which had to be completely rebuilt after the second World War.
Considered one of Europe’s top cities for its nightlife, it’s a perfect city for those who love the clubbing scene and is a more affordable alternative to other big players like Stockholm and Amsterdam. With plenty of traditional bars, late night cafes and cocktail bars, there’s no doubt, you’ll find a great spot if you prefer a slightly quieter drink.
Want to explore a bit more of Europe while you are there? Warsaw is a great city to start your adventure and continue onward travel with public transport to popular cities like Berlin, Prague and Vienna multiple times daily.
Fly directly from Edinburgh to Warsaw Modlin Airport on the NEW Ryanair service on Sundays, Tuesday and Thursdays from 30th October 2016.