Call US 7 days a week from 8AM to Midnight ET


Stare Miasto (Old Town)

The Old Town, as its name suggests, is the oldest part of the city of Warsaw and dates from the 13th century. The city of Warsaw first grew around the Royal Palace. By the year 1300, most likely the Old Town Market Square was designed and constructed. The Old Town began to flourish in the 14th century.

During World War II, Nazi Germany planned a systematic destruction of Warsaw, and they nearly succeeded, as fewer than 10 percent of the buildings in the Old Town survived the bombings. Pre-1939 buildings date from the early 18th century; buildings which look like they are older (such as Warsaw`s Barbican) were meticulously rebuilt after the War, in many cases using the original building materials. UNESCO named the Old Town to the World Heritage Site list in 1980.

The Old Town has a reputation for having a strong art, entertainment, and nightlife scene, which offers selections for the hordes of tourists wanting an `authentic Polish pub experience` and holes-in-the-wall for locals as well.

Nowe Miasto (New Town)

The New Town was first devised in the 15th century, as it was separated from the Old Town by decree from Janusz I the Old in 1408. The New Town is twice the size of the Old Town, and is much more residential, commercial and industrial than the Old Town as well. People who live in the New Town can go to work in an office building and then relax after work at their favorite pub, with all locations in close proximity with one another.

The buildings of the New Town were completely destroyed in the Nazis` bombing of Warsaw. Rebuilding occurred after the War, but not to the exact same level of detail that was given to the Old Town. Noteworthy attractions in the New Town include the Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Warsaw Barbican and of course the main square, the New Town Market Square (`Rynek Nowego Miasta` in Polish).


Muranow is perhaps known in an infamous sense by tourists today, being that it is the district that housed the `Warsaw Ghetto` -- 3.5 square miles where over 400,000 Jews were imprisoned between 1940 and 1943. Muranow had a vibrant Jewish population before the War, so the Nazis decided to build a ghetto there after Jewish refugees arrived en masse in the capital due to fighting on the Polish-German front. In 1943, the surviving Jews in the Ghetto rose up against their captors; 13,000 Jews died, while 50,000 were sent to concentration camps and the area was razed to the ground.

After the War, reconstruction of the area occurred in record time: by 1956, Muranow was rebuilt. Buildings were constructed in the social realist style using smashed-up rubble from the then-destroyed structures. A large housing development was purposely built on much of the area of the Ghetto. The city`s largest market was rebuilt to its former glory in the area as well. The Monument to the Ghetto Heroes and POLIN - the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews are located in Muranow, and the latter in particular educates visitors about Muranow and its Jewish population (before, during, and after the War).


`Powisle` means `near the Vistula` in Polish, and traditionally this neighborhood was a lower-class industrial area, all the way through to World War II. When the War was over, the area was rebuilt to rid itself of its most undesirable aspects, but it was still very much an industrial area, with residential buildings usually consisting of drab housing estates. With the fall of Communism, the working-class feel of the neighborhood was altered slightly to welcome artists and bohemians. Their presence has helped to gentrify what was once considered one of Warsaw`s scarier neighborhoods. Now visitors will find that they`ll be welcomed with open arms.

Powisle is home to many departments of the University of Warsaw, and there are rumors that the University will buy up land comprising most of this neighborhood in the future. The University`s library has planned and cultivated an elaborate garden space on its rooftop, and the view from the rooftop garden is considered one of the best in all of Warsaw.


Solec, once a middle-class neighborhood mixed with residential and industrial areas, is now one of the more popular neighborhoods in Warsaw. In the last ten years, developers from all over the country have made deals to build condominiums for upper-middle-class Poles who want to live and work right in the hustle and bustle of the capital. The proximity to downtown, the abundance of green spaces, and its location right on the River Vistula were all reasons why people snatched up spots in these towers as soon as they opened. As far as landmarks are concerned, the National Museum in Warsaw is located in Solec, as is the Sejm (Poland`s parliament).


This lush neighborhood has always been the most exclusive out of all the residential neighborhoods in Warsaw`s city center. Lazienki Park is located here, as is the Monument to Frederic Chopin, as well as dozens of embassies. Polish Army Stadium is located at the fringe of Lazienki Park, and is the home stadium for the Legia Warsaw football club. To live and work in Ujazdow means you are, or you know someone who is, a mover and shaker in Warsaw society.

Srodmiescie Polnocne

While the Old Town is the heart of Warsaw, Srodmiescie Polnocne (roughly translated to `the north of downtown') is the neighborhood that represents the `new Warsaw`, the one that began in earnest with the proclamation of the People`s Republic, and positively exploded after the fall of Communism. In the shadow of Saxon Garden, contemporary architecture now reigns supreme, and you will see your share of skyscrapers, the most notable of which is the Communism-era Palace of Culture and Science. Not only is it the tallest building in Poland, it is one of the tallest in Europe.

Not only is Srodmiescie Polnocne known for being the financial capital of modern Poland, it is also well-known for housing Warsaw`s thriving performance arts scene. Theatre Square and the National Theatre are but two of the many popular venues open in this neighborhood.

Srodmiescie Poludniowe

For as modern as Srodmiescie Polnocne is, Srodmiescie Poludniowe ('downtown south') has preserved buildings from the past to give this area a more traditional vibe. The theater district spills over into this neighborhood, with four nationally-known theaters hosting shows every single night. Three Crosses Square is in the middle of it all if you are viewing the area from the observation decks at the Palace of Culture and Science.

Praga Polnoc and Praga Poludnie

These neighborhoods, usually grouped together and called just `Praga`, once upon a time had a rather curious reputation. Through the days of Communism, the poorest sections of Warsaw`s society lived here. Decades after the end of the Cold War, gentrification has finally arrived in these neighborhoods east of the River Vistula. Today, some of Poland`s most respected and talented young designers and artists have set up shop here. As a result, businesses have moved in to cater to the new residential and industrial crowd.

The neighborhoods that make up Praga are still considered `tough`, but they are attracting their share of tourists, especially as people take in soccer games at the National Stadium and see the animals up-close at the Warsaw Zoo (both sights are located in Praga).


Wlochy is a neighborhood located in the southwestern part of Warsaw, and is home to Warsaw Chopin Airport. Literally the name `Wlochy` means `Italy` in Polish, and the name could have been given to the area as a result of the visitation of a foreign army (assumed to be Italian), possibly sending a delegation to observe the election of a Polish king. The population density in this area is low and the few buildings that are around are usually offices or industrial parks.


Wilanow, located on the southeastern edge of the Warsaw city limits, is considered one of the ritziest parts of town. The area is heavily residential and upper-middle to upper-class Varsovians of all types live here, ranging from corporation CEOs to television actresses to much of Warsaw`s expatriate community. There are lots of green spaces in Wilanow, streets are wide and commercial zones are limited to light retail such as grocery stores and restaurants. Wilanow Palace, the `Polish Versailles`, is located here.

Subscribe to our mailing list

and receive our latest deal!

* Sample prices displayed include international and domestic airline tickets as per itinerary and ALL airline-related taxes and fuel surcharges and are per person, based on double occupancy, and are dynamic in nature. Prices do not include insurance or delivery charges which are optional and customizable by the traveler. The airfare portion of the itinerary price is based on economy class, midweek departure. Prices do not include fees for carry on or checked baggage which can add additional fees per ticket on a roundtrip flight based on carrier charges. It also does not include any entrance fees or visa fees that may be charged at international airports. Some cities may charge local taxes that can only be collected by hotel at destination.
Prices were accurate at the time we posted them. Sample prices were for a specific travel date and specific departure airport, as indicated. Your prices will vary according to departure cities and travel dates. We do not control prices (airlines and hotel reservation systems do). Prices may change dynamically and at times significantly numerous times during any given day.
Albania Vacations: Tirana, Durres | Austria Vacations: Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck | Belgium Vacations: Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp | Bosnia Herzegovina Vacations: Sarajevo, Mostar, Neum | Bulgaria Vacations: Sofia, Nessebar, Plovdiv | Croatia Vacations: Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb | Czech Republic Vacations: Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Karlovy Vary | Denmark Vacations: Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus | England Vacations: London | Estonia Vacations: Tallinn | Finland Vacations: Helsinki, Turku, Rovaniemi | France Vacations: Paris, Nice (French Riviera) | Germany Vacations: Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt | Greece Vacations: Athens, Santorini Island, Mykonos Island | Hungary Vacations: Budapest, Pecs | Iceland Vacations: Reykjavik | Ireland Vacations: Dublin, Killarney, Galway | Italy Vacations: Rome, Venice, Florence | Latvia Vacations: Riga | Lithuania Vacations: Vilnius | Luxembourg Vacations: Luxembourg City | Macedonia Vacations: Skopje, Ohrid | Malta Vacations: Malta Island, Gozo Island | Monaco Vacations: Monte Carlo | Montenegro Vacations: Kotor, Montenegro Coast, Podgorica | Morocco Vacations: Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez | Netherlands Vacations: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Maastricht | Norway Vacations: Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger | Poland Vacations: Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw | Portugal Vacations: Lisbon, Porto, Faro | Romania Vacations: Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara | Russia Vacations: Moscow, St Petersburg | San Marino Vacations: San Marino City | Scotland Vacations: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness | Serbia Vacations: Belgrade, Novi Sad, Subotica | Slovakia Vacations: Bratislava | Slovenia Vacations: Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Slovenian Riviera | Spain Vacations: Madrid, Barcelona, Seville | Sweden Vacations: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo | Switzerland Vacations: Zurich, Lucerne, Geneva | Turkey Vacations: Istanbul, Ankara, Bodrum | United Arab Emirates Vacations: Dubai | Wales Vacations: Cardiff, Swansea
Albania: Albania Tours, Trips to Albania, Albania Holidays, Albania Travel, Visit Albania | Austria: Austria Tours, Trips to Austria, Austria Holidays, Austria Travel, Visit Austria | Belgium: Belgium Tours, Trips to Belgium, Belgium Holidays, Belgium Travel, Visit Belgium | Bosnia Herzegovina: Bosnia Herzegovina Tours, Trips to Bosnia Herzegovina, Bosnia Herzegovina Holidays, Bosnia Herzegovina Travel, Visit Bosnia Herzegovina | Bulgaria: Bulgaria Tours, Trips to Bulgaria, Bulgaria Holidays, Bulgaria Travel, Visit Bulgaria | Croatia: Croatia Tours, Trips to Croatia, Croatia Holidays, Croatia Travel, Visit Croatia | Czech Republic: Czech Republic Tours, Trips to Czech Republic, Czech Republic Holidays, Czech Republic Travel, Visit Czech Republic | Denmark: Denmark Tours, Trips to Denmark, Denmark Holidays, Denmark Travel, Visit Denmark | England: England Tours, Trips to England, England Holidays, England Travel, Visit England | Estonia: Estonia Tours, Trips to Estonia, Estonia Holidays, Estonia Travel, Visit Estonia | Finland: Finland Tours, Trips to Finland, Finland Holidays, Finland Travel, Visit Finland | France: France Tours, Trips to France, France Holidays, France Travel, Visit France | Germany: Germany Tours, Trips to Germany, Germany Holidays, Germany Travel, Visit Germany | Greece: Greece Tours, Trips to Greece, Greece Holidays, Greece Travel, Visit Greece | Hungary: Hungary Tours, Trips to Hungary, Hungary Holidays, Hungary Travel, Visit Hungary | Iceland: Iceland Tours, Trips to Iceland, Iceland Holidays, Iceland Travel, Visit Iceland | Ireland: Ireland Tours, Trips to Ireland, Ireland Holidays, Ireland Travel, Visit Ireland | Italy: Italy Tours, Trips to Italy, Italy Holidays, Italy Travel, Visit Italy | Latvia: Latvia Tours, Trips to Latvia, Latvia Holidays, Latvia Travel, Visit Latvia | Lithuania: Lithuania Tours, Trips to Lithuania, Lithuania Holidays, Lithuania Travel, Visit Lithuania | Luxembourg: Luxembourg Tours, Trips to Luxembourg, Luxembourg Holidays, Luxembourg Travel, Visit Luxembourg | Macedonia: Macedonia Tours, Trips to Macedonia, Macedonia Holidays, Macedonia Travel, Visit Macedonia | Malta: Malta Tours, Trips to Malta, Malta Holidays, Malta Travel, Visit Malta | Monaco: Monaco Tours, Trips to Monaco, Monaco Holidays, Monaco Travel, Visit Monaco | Montenegro: Montenegro Tours, Trips to Montenegro, Montenegro Holidays, Montenegro Travel, Visit Montenegro | Morocco: Morocco Tours, Trips to Morocco, Morocco Holidays, Morocco Travel, Visit Morocco | Netherlands: Netherlands Tours, Trips to Netherlands, Netherlands Holidays, Netherlands Travel, Visit Netherlands | Norway: Norway Tours, Trips to Norway, Norway Holidays, Norway Travel, Visit Norway | Poland: Poland Tours, Trips to Poland, Poland Holidays, Poland Travel, Visit Poland | Portugal: Portugal Tours, Trips to Portugal, Portugal Holidays, Portugal Travel, Visit Portugal | Romania: Romania Tours, Trips to Romania, Romania Holidays, Romania Travel, Visit Romania | Russia: Russia Tours, Trips to Russia, Russia Holidays, Russia Travel, Visit Russia | San Marino: San Marino Tours, Trips to San Marino, San Marino Holidays, San Marino Travel, Visit San Marino | Scotland: Scotland Tours, Trips to Scotland, Scotland Holidays, Scotland Travel, Visit Scotland | Serbia: Serbia Tours, Trips to Serbia, Serbia Holidays, Serbia Travel, Visit Serbia | Slovakia: Slovakia Tours, Trips to Slovakia, Slovakia Holidays, Slovakia Travel, Visit Slovakia | Slovenia: Slovenia Tours, Trips to Slovenia, Slovenia Holidays, Slovenia Travel, Visit Slovenia | Spain: Spain Tours, Trips to Spain, Spain Holidays, Spain Travel, Visit Spain | Sweden: Sweden Tours, Trips to Sweden, Sweden Holidays, Sweden Travel, Visit Sweden | Switzerland: Switzerland Tours, Trips to Switzerland, Switzerland Holidays, Switzerland Travel, Visit Switzerland | Turkey: Turkey Tours, Trips to Turkey, Turkey Holidays, Turkey Travel, Visit Turkey | United Arab Emirates: United Arab Emirates Tours, Trips to United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates Holidays, United Arab Emirates Travel, Visit United Arab Emirates | Wales: Wales Tours, Trips to Wales, Wales Holidays, Wales Travel, Visit Wales