Promenade in Warsaw – A great experience
The first impression when you enter in Warsaw is not necessarily very pleasant, gray buildings and do not seem very friendly atmosphere. Do not forget that history has decided the fate of this city, and before the end of World War II, Warsaw was one of the most cosmopolitan of European cities.
During the second international armed conflict, 90% of Warsaw was destroyed. In its place another reborn. As it became increasingly dictated history. Today, many buildings have turned communist in steel and glass skyscrapers that live together in peace with some red brick houses.
Poland’s capital has 1.7 million inhabitants and is the largest city in the country. It is watered by the Vistula River and is situated at 350 km away from the Baltic Sea and the Carpathian Mountains all the same distance. Those who choose to admire Warsaw should know that Polish winter are very cold, so the proper equipment is required.
What to visit?
Generally, Warsaw is a safe city, especially areas frequented by tourists are invaded by Police. Prague district is considered to be dangerous, so do not venture. Routes?
First, the old town (Stare Miasto) which was completely destroyed during bombing in the Second World War and rebuilt shortly after the armed conflict. Stare Miasto is inscribed in UNESCO, with the Royal Castle (Zamek Kròlewski).
Royal Gardens Łazienki (Łazienki Królewskie), the Water Palace (Palace did wodzie), Old Oranjerie (Stara oranjeria), Botanical Garden (Ogród botaniczny), Zelazowa Wola – the house where Frederic Chopin was born, are other points of interest.
The center is measuring 2 km, so it is perfect for a walk at step. “Chmielna“, “Nowy Swiat” streets are famous for lengthy promenade. But when cross streets carefully, pay attention to the unpleasant surprises of drivers.
Milk better than fast food!
Eating in Warsaw experience can be as interesting as in Paris, if you have the luck to guide a connoisseur of the place. Otherwise, unfortunately, the Poles are declared fans of the American diet, rather prefer fast-food.
Regardless of how big is a budget trip to Warsaw, you must pass the threshold of a “Bar mleczny” – “Milk Bar“, created in the 60′s of last century, a place which always served cheap dairy products.
After the fall of communism, most were abolished, but those that are open today retains the atmosphere of true air and communism. Basically, these milk bars are a history lesson of Poland.