During the tour we will take you back in time and tell a story starting from modern Warsaw to the city origins. You will begin with a visit to downtown where skyscrapers dominate the horizon. Among these business towers you will find a highest building in Poland – Palace of Culture, nicknamed ‘gift of Stalin”, built only to prove Soviet domination.
Walking north-east you go through the former Jewish district, where the only survived synagogue, the Nożyk synagogue, can be found. Before the II World War Jews accounted for 30% of the city’s population but almost 90% of them perished during the Holocaust. We will then continue walking along Krakowskie Przedmieście, the most elegant Warsaw street with its beautiful palaces and churches. We will finish a tour by closing our circle in the Old Town, where it all began. The Royal Castle, market square, Warsaw cathedral and the medieval city walls will all await you there. Warsaw Old Town owes its revival to the devoted inhabitants that largely rebuilt this historic place with their bare hands. Great enthusiasm of the people of Warsaw and this very accurate reconstruction are appreciated globally and was included on UNESCO World Heritage List.
During this tour you will:
Befriend Warsaw mermaid, city’s symbol for over 700 years
See Palace of Culture, Warsaw’s landmark, nicknamed ‘gift of Stalin”
Understand why Belle Epoque residences, skyscrapers designed by star architects and communist housing stand side by side, even at one small square
Hear the story of the only still standing prewar synagogue and relicts of the ghetto