Boasting culture, vibrant nightlife and beautiful parks, 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.
There are some fantastic museums on offer and for those interested in discovering more about this city’s eventful past, both the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews are well worth a visit. Once you finish 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.
Warsaw is 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. What’s more with excellent public transport links to cities like Berlin, Prague and Vienna, Warsaw is a great city to start a European adventure.