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walking-warsawThe Old Town has been reconstructed with so much attention to detail that hardly anyone realises that it is only 80 years old.

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Romantic Piwna Street

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Type of attraction
A wonderful and perfectly reconstructed Old Town, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980.
Highlights
Castle Square with Sigismund Column, Royal Castle, medieval walls, market square, St. John´s Cathedral, Jesuit´s church, birthplace of Marie Curie, Monument of the Warsaw Uprising
Food and drink
39 restaurants within the medieval city walls and plenty of locations on Castle Square as well as in the New Town.
Address for taxi or Uber
Plac Zamkowy, Warszawa 00-277 | Access from ulica Podwale
How to get
METRO: Unfortunately, there is no metro station nearby
BUS and TRAM: The nearest tram station is "Stare Miasto / Old Town". The nearest bus stops are "Stare Miasto / Old Town" and "Plac Zamkowy" (Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street - Royal Route)

Short description

A brief description of the Old Town is a task of impossibility. The right word can actually only be: Fantastic! In summer, it glows in so many bright colours that some people think it’s just an artfully prepared film set. In winter, on the other hand (provided there is snow, which can no longer be guaranteed in Warsaw), it is covered in a gentle blanket of snow and invites all romantics for an evening stroll.

The Old Town is a Must-see. It is not for nothing that it is considered the symbol of a successful reconstruction, which took place in a record time of barely ten years (1947-1956). It was not easy to combine the medieval character with the modernity (of the fifties). But guests soon realise: this is a simple and unpretentious Old Town. Nothing special, some would say. No king´s stood here overnight, no important historical events took place. And nevertheless, everybody can feel the magic of this special place.

Our tips for the Old Town

Viewing terrace

On Castle Square is the bell tower of St. Anne’s Church, on the roof of which is a lookout point. From here you have the most beautiful view of the city.

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View from the Royal Route

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Public and private tours
  • Category
  • Highlights
    St. John´s Cathedral, Medieval market square, viewing terrace on the "Dung Hill"
  • Wheelchair accessibility
    Only partially. Send us a message if you need more information

Contact

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