After the failure of the Warsaw Uprising, 85% of Warsaw was destroyed by 1945. Thus, major parts of the city are renovated. Even the Old Town is completely new which has been entirely destroyed after World War II. However, UNESCO appreciated Warsaw’s effort in restoring the Old Town and it is listed on the World Heritage sites in the year 1980. Even the Warsaw Castle has suffered severe damage after the uprising. These days, the castle is the home of the ‘Royal Castle Museum’ and there are permanent exhibitions taking place here. This beautiful castle is located at Castle Square, the southern part of Old Town. In the heart of the Warsaw Old Town is a mermaid statue named Syrenka Warszawska. This has become a symbol of the city and is represented on the arms coat.
Pierogi is an authentic dish in Poland and trying this is highly recommended. There are milk bars located throughout the city. Having a meal in one of this authentic food joint is an all-new experience for every visitor travelling to Warsaw. As the name suggests milk bars do not serve milk. They serve affordable tasty Polish dishes cooked by the local Polish ladies.
Warsaw is a perfect blend of the old with the new. It is also the ultimate hipster destination in the world. Hipster Square in Warsaw has artsy coffee shops and hip clientele. There are wide sidewalks, trams and parks that add to the unique atmosphere of Warsaw. You can also find huge shopping centres alongside Soviet buildings and milk bars. This uncommon combination will often leave you dazzled when you are here.
Warsaw is one of the less obvious places for tourists to visit. However, it has all the attractions and amenities of an ideal tourist destination. Overall it is a very interesting city and as you explore and dig deeper you get to know more.