From gothic cathedrals and neo-classical monuments to stark Soviet-era buildings and contemporary skyscrapers, a journey through Poland’s capital Warsaw illustrates the captivating and at times harrowing history that this city has experienced and endured. Rebuilding and reinventing itself since the wide scale destruction of World War II, Warsaw is known by many as the ‘Phoenix City’. Having quite literally risen from its ashes, today the city is an ideal holiday destination for those seeking a combination of fascinating history, intriguing architecture, lush green spaces and culinary delights. Our city guide to Warsaw takes you to the best places to stay, eat and see to ensure that you make the very most of your time in this sprawling capital.
Hala Koszyki: A former marketplace now transformed into a shopping and eatery complex housing 18 unique concept restaurants.
U Fukiera: One of the oldest and most famous restaurants in the city serving traditional Polish dishes in a romantic candle-lit setting.
Tsarina: Founded by the owners of U Fukiera, this fine dining restaurant is set across several ambient cellar rooms and takes you back to the city's aristocratic days.
Museum Wodki: A small and engaging museum tracing the history of vodka in the country. Of course, vodka tastings are also on offer!
Copernicus Science Centre: Fantastic for anyone travelling with children, this is the largest science museum in Poland and showcases several educational and interactive exhibitions.