Strolling The Historic Old Town Warsaw, Poland
Europe is full of terrific towns and city walking experiences that we don’t get in the Americas or many other parts of the world. Our around the world trip had us touching down in Warsaw, Poland for several days, allowing us to take in the streets of Warsaw, Poland and it’s historic Old Town. Our walking experience had us wandering to no particular destination at all, which is sometimes a travel feature all in itself worth treasuring.
This post is one chapter on our second Round the World trip via Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Poland. This trip was redeemed through Air Canada’s Aeroplan and through Starwood Preferred Guest (Marriott Bonvoy) loyalty programs. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.
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- Trip Introduction: The Khors of Oman, Cherry Blossoms in Japan, & Pirogies in Poland. Round the World #2 via Star Alliance Business Class on ANA, Thai, Etihad, Turkish & Lufthansa.
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- Swiss Airlines Business Class, Istanbul – Zurich
- Swiss Airlines Senator Lounge “A”, Zurich, Switzerland
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- The Hotel Bristol, Warsaw, Poland
- Strolling Old Town Warsaw, Poland
- Visiting the Remains of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Parks of Warsaw, Poland
- LOT Business Lounge, Warsaw, Poland
- Lufthansa Business Class, Warsaw – Munich
- Lufthansa Business Class, Munich – Vancouver
City Visit: Strolling The Historic Old Town, Warsaw, Poland
This post reflects our visit to Old Town Warsaw Poland. We also visited the Remnants of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the Parks of Warsaw.
Getting to Old Town Warsaw, Poland:
We spent a lovely 3 days in Warsaw, Poland. Although sometimes an unusual choice for visiting Europe, it was a terrific pick for visiting Eastern Europe.
We based ourselves at The Hotel Bristol, A Luxury Collection Hotel near Old Town Warsaw, Poland. It was a great choice and very conveniently located. It was a less than 10 minute walk down pedestrian oriented streets to
About the Old Town, Warsaw, Poland:
The Old Town was originally settled in the 13th century. The historic Old Town is an authentic a re-creation of what the town looked like prior to it being demolished during the second World War during the invasion of 1939 by the German Luftwaffe. The restoration was done so well, it was awarded UNESCO Heritage Status. Although the restoration was not exactly to pre-war standards, it’s certainly something that the general tourist like myself can appreciate.
Visiting the Old Town:
It was a pretty easy and care free experience walking the Old Town. Immediately outside the Hotel Bristol, we wandered the pedestrian oriented streets towards the center of Old Town Warsaw. Warsaw was a lovely place to visit, well off the usual beaten path of the tourist trail. This led to a very authentic experience, in spaces that still had a charm to it and were worth exploring on a city break.
There were lots of scrumptious things along the variety of European Polish Meats to purchase. I was hoping to travel back to Canada with a meat exemption and a small fridge but I had to settle for just looking and tasting.
Our walking eventually led us to the Old Town Market Square. The Old Town Market Square is the true heart of the Old Town and is the focal point for the city of Warsaw. It houses many townhomes, cafes and sculptures around the space. There was always something interesting going on here, whether it was artists selling their products or people watching to be had, it was an enjoyable place to visit and stroll.
There was something around every corner and a park of town that maintained your curiosity enough to continue exploring.
My thoughts on Walking the Old Town Market Square:
The City of Warsaw, Poland is a great break and a terrific change of scenery. There is always great value in visiting Eastern European countries and Warsaw was no exception. The town still had a charm to it; a place worth exploring. The city was a pleasant spot to spend time simply wandering aimlessly, which sometimes is a perfect travel experience.