Great deals on weekend breaks to Warsaw: the sprawling capital of Poland
Wander amongst the Old Town
The Old Town of Warsaw is a beautiful area to wander, enjoy a horse carriage ride, and take lots of beautiful pictures. At the centre of the partially walled Old Town lies the Old Town Square, which for those with a keen eye for historic buildings is without a doubt the most beautiful square in all of Warsaw. It’s lined with beautiful tall houses which exhibit a unique blend of Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance and neoclassical elements. Dine in one of the many restaurants, or stop for a coffee at a quaint coffee shop and simply soak up the lovely atmosphere that surrounds you.
Visit the Royal Castle
This is massive brick edifice, which is actually a copy of the original which was blown up by the Germans in WW2. Its heyday came in the mid-17th century when it became one of the most splendid Royal residences in all of Europe. It 1918 after Poland regained its independence, this castle became the residence of the president, and today, it's filled with beautiful works of art and period furniture. You should indulge in a castle tour, with highlights including the Great Apartment and its fantastic Great Assembly Hall, which has been restored to its classic 18th-century decor of golden columns and dazzling gilded stucco. Another great site is the enormous ceiling painting named 'The Disentanglement of Chaos', which is a famous re-creation of a work by Marcello Bacciarelli which showed King Stanis?aw restoring order to the world.
Get a sense of history from the museums
Poland has an important history and you can immerse yourself in the past by taking a visit to the Warsaw Rising Museum which tells the story of the city's heroic but unsuccessful uprising against the German occupation in 1944 via three brilliant levels of photographs, interactive displays, personal accounts and film archives. There is a vast amount of material to cover, but it's certainly worth learning about. Another great museum to visit is the Museum of the History of Polish Jews which houses an impressive multimedia exhibit of documents from 1000 years of Jewish history in Poland, through waves of mass migration, pogroms, and progress, all the way to WW2 and the destruction of Europe's largest Jewish community.
Whether your holiday sees you museum hopping, visiting royal palaces or partying the night away, Warsaw is a capital city that offers something for everyone. Sign up to take advantage of our handpicked offers on weekend breaks to Warsaw. Our deals are selected just for you, with luxurious hotels offering you everything you will need for a perfect weekend in Warsaw.