Like many Polish city's, the captivating capital of Warsaw has risen from its war ravaged ashes like a figurative phoenix. Warsaw is a city that makes visitors spiral with its imitable atmosphere, vibrant music scene and incredible museums; although the city is under dramatic reconstruction at present, intrepid travellers will be highly rewarded if they look beneath the surface. A vivacious cultural scene continues amongst the edgy art galleries and irresistible street music performances that decorate the streets like sparkling jewellery.
One of Warsaw's most distinctive buildings is undoubtedly the Palace of Culture and Science, a strikingly Soviet structure whose colossal height makes it Poland's tallest building. A high speed lift transports visitors to the top floor, from where incredible panoramic vistas of the city can be enjoyed.
From the Russian to the renaissance, the Royal Castle is a sublime sight whose baroque façade and delicate turrets provides a refreshing contrast to the stolid authority of the Palace of Culture and Science.
Hailed as one of Warsaw's most significant cultural contributions, the modern and magnificent Rising of Warsaw Museum traces the heroic history of the city's uprising of the Nazi occupation. Emotional and thought provoking, the museum instantly immerses visitors with it humanistic approach and factual profusion to result in an unforgettable cultural experience.
Occupying a prime position upon the beautiful banks of the river, the Boathouse Restaurant is a tranquil gastronomic escape from the exciting chaos of the city. A varied and rich menu offers diners a delightfully fresh experience of Mediterranean flavours, the specials of which accord to the seasonal bounty of the verdant surroundings. (Wał Miedzeszyński 389A 03-975 Warszawa, Poland)