Old Town (Stare Miasto)

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Warsaw, Poland

Old Town (Stare Miasto) Warsaw Reviews

Bojasem Bojasem
216 reviews
you must see Jun 14, 2016
Warsaw Old Town (Stare Miasto) is The heart of warsaw & centre of the area is the Old Town Market Place, this place is rich in restaurants, cafes and shops. Surrounding streets feature medieval architecture such as the city walls, the Barbican and St. John's Cathedral.

It is thrilling attraction & you will enjoy by different ways.

1-The weather is frech & cool Tempreture.

2-colorful buildings.

3-Nice place to walk & enjoy from the old town.

4-great food & drink.

5-It is busy area.

Note this place is big so you can by any station in the old town or walk if your hotel.

by the way you can arrive by bus or metro or tram.

100% worth visit.
knight statue
Building in the old town
Warsaw Uprising Monument
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rutemartins rutemart…
5 reviews
Cute place to walk and see old Warsaw Mar 28, 2016
I wont add much because other reviews here are pretty much useful already.

During winter, you'll find xmas market and small ice skating ringue suoer nice decorated. Some snacks and mulled wine are my favorite things here. Restaurants nearby sre expensive but I recommend Bazyliszek (in the square) because it was the only one I tried there and didnt feel too expensive for some good polish food.

During summer, enjoy the restaurants/bars with places outside and probably the area will be crwoded. Down the Old Town and next to the river, there is a nice fountain where people go to relax and refresh on the water (yesm ppl go inside to feel some fresh water) and at night there is a light show.

During weekends, usually buses dont pass in the big street towards Old Town so take a public bike or walk.
cimtech cimtech
87 reviews
Old Town Festival, Warsaw Aug 31, 2014
I really liked Warsaw public transportation system, did not have any problem moving around and go to places I planned to visit. Only in rare occasion I used Taxi but that could have been avoided. Bought a ticket which was valid for 24 hours ( Cost 15.00 zt) and was good for Tram, bus etc.

From my hotel heading to Old Town (On UNESCO’s World Heritage List), took a tram and change over to bus. not that far away from the hotel Mercure Grand at Krucza, old town was crowded on a Sunday morning, some kind of festival going on. Lot of street activities and parade going on. In addition to the beautiful weather the festival was an added bonus to me, it was really fun to be able to observe different local activities.

Spend couple of hours strolling around the Old Town’s historic centre and oldest part of the city. specially in and around Royal Castle, Castle squire, St John’s Cathedral, Dzwonnica. Taras Widokowy, Miltimedia Fountain Park, King Zygmunt III Waza Column, Old Town Market square, Church of St. Martin, Monument of the Warsaw Mermaid etc. During World War II, 90% of it was destroyed, but they have done an excellent job on restoration and recovery, in 1980 it was granted the status of a UNESCO World Heritage List.
Warszawskie Street Party!
Busy Castle square !
Must be a politician on the stage !
Castle square activities on a Sund…
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Hasan...Congrats on making a great feature......!
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Well said..well photographed...!
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cimtech cimtech
87 reviews
Walking Tour - Old Town Warsaw! Aug 31, 2014
Warsaw Old Town was fascinating, I took walking tour through the town two days in a row and each day discover something new. It was a great experience to see and enjoy beautiful old historical buildings, small alley, restaurants, Churches, Statues, squares, and streets full of people from all walks of life.

Emy ( Thanks to EmyG / Emilia) gave me excellent directions of Warsaw so I have just followed them religiously. Get off from the tram at Charles’a de Gaulle’a station and start walking north on the street called Nowy Swiat (the start of Old Town) and later it becomes Krakowskie Przedmiescie all the way to Castle Square (center of the old town). Among many things i saw these are the places stands out among all:

Staszic Palace ( I guess now it’s part of Warsaw University), Holy Cross Church and the figure of Christ carrying the holy cross is the landmark of the church, The famous Hotel Bristol, Presidential Palace, Statue of Adam Mickiewicz (The Polish Poet), Unique architecture of St. Joseph of the Visitatioists Church, and later also visited St. Hyacinth’s and St Kazimierz Church in the old town.
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Airportman Airportm…
230 reviews
Beautiful old area of Warsaw Sep 18, 2010
The Old Town (Stare Miasto) is the oldest district of the city. During World War 2, it was mostly destroyed. But thanks to old archives, photos and other documents, it is completely rebuild in the original state.

And in my opinion, if one wouldn't know any better, the buildings would be very old.

The starting point for me as the Castle Square, which is the end point of Krakowskie Przedmiescie street. At this square, I saw immediately what I could expect of the Old Town: colourful buildings and streets.

I walked through the various streets like Piwna street. This place is great to roam around for hours, great photo opportunities or to have a drink at one of many restaurants or bars that are located in the Old Town.

The buildings aren't only occupied by restaurants and cafes, but also various shops and antique stores. The floors above the stores are occupied by local residents. So, I didn't only saw the tourists.

For a large part, the defensive city walls are still intact, as part of the Barbakan. This was once a fortified outpost surrounding all of Warsaw.

Another place that I didn't miss, was the Old Town is the Old Town Market Square. Surrounded by colourful buildings, the square houses many restaurants and shops. It's also great for a beer on the terrace or a meal and watch the various people roam around the square.

In the Old Town, there are also various churches, like St. Martin's Church, Jesuit Church and St. John's Cathedral.

I found (and still do) this place a big highlight of my time in Warsaw.
Castle Square
Piwna street
Green building
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Airpunk Airpunk
502 reviews
The Market Square & the rest of the old town Dec 10, 2010
Warsaw was just a mid-sized town in Poland until it became the Royal Residence in 1596. The title of the capital was not achieved until the 19th century. That is the main reason why the market square is relatively small compared to those of Krakow or Wroclaw for example. Nevertheless, it became a pretty square until it was destroyed by the Nazis during the last years of the Second World War. The town hall was already pulled down in 1817 after a fire. The four sides of the square have the names of important 19th century political figures. These are Barss, Kollataj, Zakrzewski and Dekert. Buildings were reconstructed in the 16th and 17th century in renaissance style, very few of the original Gothic buildings remain, especially after the WWII destruction.

After the war it was completely reconstructed. The buildings became popular with the new Bohème of Warsaw from the 1980s on and attracted artists of all kinds. Note that some of the higher buildings have extensions looking like little houses placed on top of the building. Markets still take place regularly and you will find a lot of cafés as well as some museums on the square.
Market Square in Warsaw's Old Town
Market Square in Warsaw's Old Town
Old Town, Warsaw
Market Square in Warsaw's Old Town

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