Things to Do in Warsaw
Warsaw, the capital of Poland, rose from the ashes of World War II like a Phoenix; rebuilding itself into a cultural and economic hotspot and reclaiming the title of “Paris of East Europe”. Situated on the banks of the Vistula River, Warsaw is an eclectic mix of royal heritage, rich history, natural beauty and chic modern lifestyle. The city is home to the largest airport in Poland — the Warsaw Chopin Airport. You can go for online flight booking as every major travel portal offer a variety of one-way and round trip deals. Warsaw is a must-visit place for travelers interested in history, architecture, music or contemporary art. Besides this, the capital has many interesting places to visit. To make it easier for you, we have prepared a list of things to do in Warsaw.
The Mermaid is the symbol of Warsaw and had earned its place in the city’s coat of arms. The Maid of Warsaw’s origins are shrouded in mystery and it has a significance in Polish history from the mid-14th century. Though many statues depicting the legendary figure of the mermaid holding a sword are found in Warsaw, it is the Mermaid Statue in the very centre of Old Town Square that serves as the city’s icon. A selfie in front of this bronze sculpture from 1855 is a great way to make a memory worth saving; and for sure one of the many things to do in Warsaw.
Warsaw’s Royal Castle is situated in the old town on the Castle Square. It served as the residence of the Polish Royal Family between the 16th and 18th centuries. The castle was destroyed by the Nazis during World War II and, because of the Communist regime, was only reconstructed in the 1980s. The majestic castle blends into the old town’s atmosphere and the interiors display a collection of portraits of the Polish kings and a priceless collection of 18th-century paintings of Warsaw ordered by Poland’s last king — S.A. Poniatowski.