The capital of Poland has established itself as a cheaper alternative to Europe's other major cities while still packing an equally serious punch of culture, history, nightlife and entertainment. Spend a weekend in this unearthed gem before those prices begin to rise.
One of the most striking things about Warsaw is the fact that it was virtually reduced to rubble during the Second World War but these days you would struggle to tell. The best example of this remarkable rebuilding is the old town, Stare Miasto, which was constructed again using pre-war architectural drawings as well as materials from the destroyed buildings. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Stare Miasto is one of the top attractions in the city with a history dating back almost 800 years. From your Warsaw hotel a trip to the Royal Castle, Zamek Krolewski, is also worthwhile to delve further into Warsaw's history and to view some of the priceless paintings on display. The Warsaw Rising Museum is a great place to catch up on the Second World War history of the city which includes a number of traumatic episodes.
Aside from the incredible history of the capital there is also a burgeoning reputation for trendy nightlife. This is especially true in the old industrial district of Praga which is being overtaken by young entrepreneurs opening chic bars, restaurants and clubs. The creative surge happening in this part of town is leading some people to draw comparisons to the edgier parts of Berlin that are now so popular. Most hotels in Warsaw are never too far from a local watering hole and visiting one of these should be high on your list of things to do. The national tipples of choice are vodka and beer and there are more than enough tasty varieties to keep you merry and to loosen up conversation.
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