From being a gray and tattered lump of concrete, Poland’s capital Warsaw is now increasingly popular. Old Town in Warsaw is revamped and ready for tourists.


Zamkowy, the heart of the Old Town.

Old Town in Warsaw’s is in Polish called “Stare Miasto”. Here are crowded with beautiful old-looking buildings, but in fact, most of the west side of Warsaw was destroyed during World War II. First, in the 1970s, began the rebuilding of the old houses.


View towards the New Town.

Warsaw’s Old Town is surprisingly compact and most easily seen on foot. The very center of the Old Town’s castle square (Zamkowy), and there stands a high monument of the Swedish King Sigismund, who ruled Poland. Castle Square is located directly in adjacent to the castle which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage list since in 1980.


King Sigismund III of Vasa.

The monument of King Sigismund is the Old Town’s most famous symbol and has been here since the year 1644.


Baroque of the New Town.

Connected to Old Town is also the “New Town” which was constructed in the late 1300s and has elements of both Baroque and Classical style. Between the old and new town is a cozy passage through the old defensive wall around the city. The passage is called Barbakan.


View towards Warsaw’s modern center.

Although the city has been demolished several times, it always has risen. As a traveler, it is difficult to not feel the history when you walk down the cobbled streets.

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