Welcome to The Visitor's Warsaw section. Here you will find chapters filled with information which will be handy to know before coming to this great city or know when you arrive. We will do our best to answer your questions on our website. We want The Visitor to guide you as best as it can through all the stages of your planning and during your stay here when you visit our beauty spots around Poland, right up to the time you have to return safely home. Pick the information bars on the left side of this web site, scroll them, and pick what you need to know. If you have questions - send us an email, we will put the answer up for all our readers and the next The Visitor magazine will have even better, more to date information.
Warsaw, from 1596 the capital of Poland, is number 1 visited city in Poland. Centrally located in the country it is a convenient point for transportation services to other parts of Poland. The capital city connects with all major Polish cities by rail, bus and air. The city spreads out over some 518000 sq. meters and has a population of 1,7 million. Warsaw is divided naturally by the Vistula River and administered by 18 districts. It is the centre of government and houses the Parliaments (Sejm). It is also a dynamic and important cultural and educational centre with renowned theatres, a major opera house and the University, all much esteemed in Poland and throughout Europe.
Warsaw is the largest Polish city and also the most damaged during WW II. The rebuilding of Warsaw was long and often chaotic and what is worse it was always rebuilt as it had been before its destruction. In fact it does not look as it did before the war. The city does not have the special atmosphere of old Kraków, nor the rich, spectacular architecture you will find in Gdańsk, Wrocław or Poznań, for example. Warsaw has other things to offer, however, many attractions that we will show you to make you eventually fall in love with this beautiful town. Some say that you can only fall in love with Warsaw on your second visit. Here we will try to make you fall in love with the city at first sight!
On this website you will find lots of practical information and all the necessary description about the most interesting places and monuments. We have also included The Visitor's walking routes that have already been walked up and down by hundred of thousands of our readers over the last 5 years. The routes will lead you step by step to the most important monuments in the city. We are sure everyone will appreciate this helpful tool and we hope that some of those busy businesspeople will find some time to walk the route when visiting Warsaw.
The Visitor will be helpful when preparing your trip. We can give you tips and information about transportation and costs and your personal security. We have joined the biggest online booking system in Poland and when you make an online booking of your hotel on our website you will have access to the best prices possible on the Internet. This way you will save a lot of money because Internet rates are almost always lower than the regular prices of the hotels. The money you save you can spend in one of the good restaurants we present in The Visitor. Look for them by typing cuisine, read the descriptions and prices and go out and enjoy yourselves!
You also have the opportunity of downloading the current edition of The Visitor Mazowsze - with Warsaw - which is distributed in Poland. Read it before you come to Warsaw and get your free copy to take for a walk.
Welcome to Warsaw with The Visitor!