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Warsaw Barbican

Warsaw's barbican is a major tourist attraction. The walls, passage and semicircular fortified outpost are some of the few remains from this complex historical formation encompassing Warsaw.

Address: Nowomiejska 15/17, 00-257 Warszawa, Poland

Old Town Market Place

The Old Town Market Place is filled with cafes, restaurants, shops and many other attractions. The new buildings have been renovated and reconstructed with a pseudo-antique façade, based on their original design from the 17th century. The Market Place is made of four sides, Dekert's Side which houses the Warsaw Historical Museum; Barss' Side where the Mickiewicz Museum is located; Kołłątaj's Side which is known for its gothic structure; and the Zakrzewski's Side which features the tower to the Jesuits' church and The Bazyliszek House.

Address: rynek Starego Miasta, 00-279 Warszawa, Poland

Nowy Świat Street

This remarkable street attracts many visitors and is part of the Royal Route, a suggested tour path from the Royal Castle to another royal domain at Wilanów, King Jan III Sobieski's palace. Nowy Świat extends north to the Old Town, intersecting with many interesting streets leading to the Warsaw University Campus and the Nicolaus Copernicus monument. Southbound, Nowy Swiat changes into the sophisticated Ujazdów Avenue, and straight on ending at the Wilanów Palace.

Powązki Cemetery

Powązki Cemetery is a necropolis (or City of the Dead). This is a complex of cemeteries with graves consisting of Roman Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Jews and of Orthodox religion. Notable people, slain soldiers and civilians from Warsaw Uprising, WWII, Battle of Warsaw, September Campaign and Invasion of Poland are buried at this site. Many mausoleums and graves have sculptures hand crafted by artists and masters of the 19th and 20th century. A slightly spooky and surreal experience for tourists who visit the site. There are over 60,000 graves in the area.

Address: Powązkowska 14, 01-797 Warszawa, Poland

Żoliborz ( visit site )

Zoliborz is a small borough but it is considered to be one of the most prestigious areas in Warsaw. A fine example of urban architecture, Zoliborz is beautifully planned with wide streets and parks. The attractive villages here are made up of houses known for their modern façade. Tourists can also visit the of the Warsaw Citadel Museum here.

Address: ul. Słowackiego 6/8, 01-627 Warszawa

Warsaw Zoo ( visit site )

The Warsaw Zoological Garden maintains familiar and unique spaces for each animal in the compound. Follow the zoo path leading to various speciality sections like Jaguars, Insectarium, Giant Ant-Eater, Aquarium, Cheetahs, Giraffes, Monkeys, Herpetarium (reptiles), Bird House, Rhinos, Elephants and the Australian Enclosure (kangaroos).

There is also the Fantasy Zoo attraction where there are chairs, tables for eating, and slides and swings for the kids. Here, guests can pet animals and interact with goats, pigs, rabbits among others, whilst enjoying a pleasant picnic.

Address: Ratuszowa 1/3, 03-461 Warszawa, Poland

King Sigismund's Column / Zygmunt's column

Sigismund's Column is a symbol of commemoration for King Zygmunt III Waza, who in 1596 made Warsaw the capital of Poland. It is one of Warsaw's well known landmarks and is part of the cluster of historical structures that transform the Old Town into the culture-rich destination and an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Address: plac Zamkowy, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland

National Theatre, Warsaw 

The National Theatre is a hub for playwrights, thespians, and artists and attracts many visitors each year. Gracing each stage are the theatrical productions influenced by Poland's political state. The more classical and original scripts match the glaring colours of theatrical posters at night.

Address: plac Teatralny 3, 00-077 Warszawa, Poland

Krakowskie Przedmieście

Krakowskie Przedmieście or Kraków Suburb is definitely a must-visit for every tourist. It is part of the Royal Route and along this high road stands many historical attractions one after the another. Starting with the Presidential Palace, the University of Warsaw, the Visitationist Church, and the Adam Mickiewicz monument, among others.