Warsaw’s Old Town
Warsaw’s Old Town is the most historic area of the city, located on the beautiful banks of the River Vistula. As with many historic areas in European cities, it is centred around the market square, which in olden days used to be a bustling area where people gathered. Today, this area offers an abundance of cafes, restaurants and shops. The old town in Warsaw dates back to as early as the 13th century. During the WWII it was completely destroyed, leaving only rubble behind. The Old Town was rebuilt and many buildings have been restored to their former glory or replicated where possible. In 1980 the old town in Warsaw was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, ensuring its protection for the future.
Warsaw’s Old Town is one of the city’s most popular attractions, drawing in international visitors from far and wide. You can enjoy a gentle stroll down the labyrinth of alleyways and cobbled streets and admire the beautiful architecture. It is the ideal place to stop for a refreshment or a meal along the way. Why not also take some time to do a little souvenir shopping.
Attractions in the Old Town
The Zygmunt’s Column stands proudly at 22 metre high in the centre of Plac Zamkowy and is a popular meeting place. The Royal Castle in Warsaw’s Old Town, which was also destroyed during the war, was rebuilt 1971-1988. The castle’s clock tower serves as the entrance to the Old Town, through the archway. There are also various churches, religious buildings, monuments and museums which are worth exploring in the Old Town area of Warsaw.
Stay near the Old Town
From the central Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel, Warsaw, you will be ideally placed to explore the city’s historic attractions. Starting with the Old Town, these attractions are just a short ride by public transport away. With friendly and service minded staff, who will be delighted to assist you in finding your way, booking a room at this hotel makes your stay in Warsaw a memorable one.