Things to do in Warsaw
The confident capital of one of Europe’s largest nations, Warsaw is hardly short of things to do. Almost totally destroyed in World War II, the city’s Old Town, New Town, Krakowskie Przedmieście and Nowy Świat areas have been reconstructed so beautifully it’s hard to believe they’re not centuries old.
Warsaw is now full of good restaurants, cafes, small galleries and has an eclectic clutch of museums, ranging from serious international institutions like the Chopin Museum to local oddities such as the Neon Museum. Its shops sell high quality Polish crafts at places like Cepelia and delicious local cakes and bread at the Hala Mirowska market. Experimental Warsaw restaurants like Kurt Scheller’s show there’s much more to modern Polish food than dumplings and potatoes, while the city’s nightlife veers from glamorous spots like Foksal B to edgy hipster bars around Plac Zbawiciela and ulica Ząbkowska.