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Old Town, Warsaw
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Take in Old Town, the oldest part of the city, which testifies to its rise from the ashes of war. Considered one of the country's main architectural treasures, this central district is also a World Heritage Site. The area was meticulously rebuilt after the massive destruction of World War II. During the reconstruction, workers sifted through rubble to save decorative elements and bricks from historic buildings, reusing the pieces in their original places whenever possible. A great place to start your tour of Warsaw, the central square features cafes, shops, and restaurants. Wander the cobblestone streets and admire the medieval architecture. Add Old Town and other attractions to your Warsaw trip itinerary using our Warsaw vacation route planner.
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  • Really nice lovely old town, the Royal Castle with the giant Christmas tree and very full of lights in front. Beautiful Christmas lights and spot lights scattered around the city.
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  • Romantic atmosphere, full of illuminati and huge Christmas Bulletin Board markets in the Centre of the square. The old town was rebuilt after the bombing of the second world war but certainly worth a stroll in the evening and the morning.
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  • As Warsaw was so badly damaged in the war the "old" town is not that old really, mainly around 50 years old. Interesting churches and buildings, we enjoyed our time there.