While it may have taken sprawling Warsaw some decades to recover from its decimation in World War II, it has become a lively and energy-packed vacation destination and a capital city to rival other more popular european city holiday spots. There is no better way to experience bustling Warsaw than by staying in a rental property and getting to know the local people.
With plenty of short-term rental apartments available in the city, visitors have plenty of accommodation options from which to choose. Friendly people, historic architecture, cultural and art events, music, street festivals and a thriving nightlife all combine to attract increasing amounts of visitors each year.
Warsaw City Centre
Warsaw's city centre has changed in location through the centuries. The current city centre lies on the left bank of the Vistula River and is known as Śródmieście. The central is located near the Metro Centrum subway station at the intersection of Al. Jerozolimskie and ul. Marszałkowska. The Palace of Science and Culture
is nearby and is a good reference point, since it is visible from most points of the city, and anyone getting lost can get their bearings by walking towards it.
Warsaw Old Town
Located in the heart of the city centre is the Old Town. Meticulously restored following World War II, the area features churches, palaces and a market place that date back to the 13th century. Most of the buildings in the Old Town are a blend of architectural styles from Gothic to Baroque. Picture postcard-worthy structures that will delight avid photographers include the City Walls, Barbican, Fukier House, Salvator House, Pelican House and Pod Blacha Palace
A day in Warsaw
Visitors can make the most of a day in Warsaw by embarking on a walking tour that takes in the most famous of the city's sites. Start at the Royal Castle, a former Mazovian stronghold, and then spend the rest of the morning wandering the Old Town. Head to the New Town for a tasty lunch, and then work off those calories with a stroll through ul Krakowskie Prezedmieście and ul Nowy Światas you make your way over to the Warsaw Rising Museum
. Climb to the top of the Palace of Science and Culture, in late afternoon, to experience the beautiful late afternoon sun casting its light over this beautiful city, and then make your way to one of the many restaurants south of Al Jerozolimskie for a leisurely dinner.