The Sites of Warsaw: From Old Town to Downtown

The walk from the Old Town in Warsaw to the Downtown area is about 2 miles and in between the two destinations the streets are full of historic sites, restaurants, shops and popular tourist destinations. The entire time I was there I felt completely safe walking the streets alone (or with my lovely fellow bloggers) and was overwhelmed by how hip this town is! I’m not usually one for “tourist” areas but in the case of Warsaw, I loved every minute.

On the walk you’ll see…

{The mermaid — which legend has it is Warsaw’s protector, in the center of Old Town Square}

{Old Town Square Market}

{Castle Square in Old Town}

{The Royal Castle}

{If you have time, go inside the Royal Castle and read about the history, it’s restoration and interior is very impressive}

{St. Anne’s Church}

{Inside St. Anne’s Church}

{Chopin Museum — Chopin was polish and during the war when he passed in France his sister was not allowed to bring his body back to Warsaw, so she put his heart in a jar and smuggeled it in so his heart could be buried in his homeland}

{Tomb of the Unknown Soldier}

{The gardens next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers}

The Shopping Mall in Downtown Warsaw (It’s massive! Stores include MAC, H&M, Zara, and Zara Home}

{Stalin’s gift to Poland… the Palace of Culture and Science}

What was I doing in Warsaw? Press trip to learn about their cosmetic industry. Click HERE to read about it!