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Showing posts with label Warsaw travel. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Top Places to Visit in Warsaw

Top Places to Visit in Warsaw
Warsaw Poland brings memories of Communist control and heroic acts to promote freedom. The beautiful city of Warsaw offers so much in history and culture. Here are just a few of the things you can do in this fabulous city.
  • Warsaw Uprising Museum
  • Copernicus Science Center
  • Royal Castle of Warsaw
  • Fryderyk Chopin Museum
  • Wilanów Palace
  • Warsaw Citadel
  • Museum of Caricature Cartoon Art.
  • Krolikarnia
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1. The Warsaw Uprising Museum is dedicated to those heroes who rose up during the 1944 uprising. You will find hundreds of artifacts, photos and memorabilia. There is a lovely shop where you can buy things associated with the museum.

2. The Copernicus Science Center houses over 450 interactive exhibits that the whole family can enjoy. There is a charming Bistro at the entrance and a cafe near the Planetarium. A fabulous gift shop offers souvenirs of this great museum.

3. The Royal Castle of Warsaw offers fascinating exhibits such as, Oriental Carpets, Numismatics, Paintings, sculptures and historical artifacts. The palace was used by the Polish Monarchs. Today it is a fantastic museum.

4. The Fryderyk Chopin Museum is dedicated to the brilliant Polish composer and musician. It contains five levels of exhibits and many artifacts from the composer's life and works.

5. Wilanów Palace, built in the 16th century by King John III Sobieski, today contains artifacts from this rich history of Poland. It is an outstanding cultural center, holding concerts and musical events, especially in the Rose Garden during the summer months.

6. The Warsaw Citadel was built by Russian Tsar Nicholas I to solidify Russian control over the country. During peacetime over 5,000 Russian Troops were stationed there. Cells housed Polish patriots who supported the rebellion. Today you can see some of the cells and discover the fortifications and weaponry of the period.

7. Near the castle stands a museum like no other in Poland, the Museum of Caricature Cartoon Art. It is a fantastic place to visit for the whole family. A fabulous gift shop gives you the opportunity to get some of the cartoon samples. Here is a fun place to spend the morning.

8. Krolikarnia (Rabbit House) is a grand palace was built at the beginning of 1782 by King Augustus II the Strong for rabbit warren! Today it is a lovely museum featuring art and sculpture by Xawery Dunikowski.

9. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is the only surviving part of Saxton Palace that was destroyed in WWII. The Changing of the Guard takes place here every day at noon. Since 1925, it has housed the remains of a young soldier who died defending Lwow.

I always hesitate after each article and ask myself why I could not have put more places in the article. The answer is always the same - not enough room. There are many places that are well worth a visit that I just could not include.
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