Warsaw Travel Guide – Discover The Beautiful Capital of Poland
The capital of Poland, Warsaw, is a rapidly-developing city in Central Europe that attracts more and more visitors every day. A good place to start is most definitely the Royal Way which might be confusing as it’s not on the map. It’s a thoroughfare along which many of the city’s sights can be found and it actually comprises two streets Krakowskie Przedmiescie and Nowy Swiat.
The Old Town Square was once the heart of the city but due to the Second World War, the city’s Old Town is only that in name. The capital’s historic centre, dating back from the 13th century, was completely demolished during the conflict, and what visitors see today is essentially a 20th century restoration. That in itself is remarkable. There is information around the cobbled streets and squares detailing how the now-Unesco protected streets were meticulously reconstructed.
For the museum aficionados there are quite a few options. One is the award-winning Museum of the History of Polish Jews that opened in 2014 and that features a multimedia narrative exhibition exploring the life of the Jewish community that flourished in Poland for a thousand years up to the Holocaust. The Telegraph describes it as “full of noise and colour; with echoes of centuries of Yiddish chatter and the soulful sounds of klezmer music,”. The building housing the museum is in itself worth a visit - a post-modern, cube-like structure sat in a city park. Amazing.