The Wonders of Warsaw, Poland

Of places I've visited, Poland was easily one of my favourite's- probably because I wasn't expecting it to be. I totally fell in love with both Krakow and Zakopane and so I really would love to visit Warsaw, Poland's capital city.

castle square at dusk


Poland's capital is almost entirely new, the city was destroyed in the war, and is known as the Phoenix city because it has survived so many wars throughout it's history. Particulary after 85% of the city was destroyed during WWII, so most of the city is new.

After the war, the communist's set up the "Bricks for Warsaw" campaign. They built pre-fab's to address the housing shortage along with other buildings typical for an Eastern Bloc city, like the Palace of Culture and Science. Many historic streets, churches and other buildings were restored to their former glory and in 1980 Warsaw's old town was inscribed as UNESCO world heritage site.

Old Town Warsaw

Castle Square

Do you love Poland as much as I do? Have you been to Warsaw? Where did you visit?
                                     



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  1. I would love to visit Poland next year. I have heard so many great things about the many cities there. Hopefully I at least get to visit even if for a weekend.

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    1. A lot of the cities are small enough that you could cover a lot of ground in just a weekend, if you wanted to, Bee :)

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  2. I have never been, but would love to. I've got a YA novel coming out in June called Cinderella's Dress, about Kopciuszek, a Polish Cinderella. Even though my book is set in New York, I did a fair amount of research about Poland. Now I want to go!

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    1. Oh wow, that sounds exciting! Definitely contact me when your book is out, I'd love to read it.

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  3. Oh I wish I could have gone to Warsaw. Many people have such lovely things to say about the city. I love all the differently coloured buildings in that square.

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    1. Yeah, I hope to go one day, I really loved Poland.

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  4. I'd love to visit Warsaw and I love that it's called the Phoenix City. Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler :)

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    1. Me too, great name isn't? Especially in a place like Poland.

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  5. My husband's family lives in Warsaw and we go there all the time. So many great memories! Thanks for the post!

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    1. Tell me your favourite places, Tamika! I want to go so much :)

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  6. Sounds like a fab place to visit. It's close enough to me here, I wonder if there are any cheap flights..... hmmm Biggest thanks for joining us for #SundayTraveler once again this week Sammi

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    1. Thanks SJ, Poland is a favourite :)

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  7. I've never been to Poland. But I would love to visit. Even more so after seeing your photos.

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    1. Definitely you should visit, it is surprising how beautiful the country is.

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