Five Free Things to Do in Warsaw, Poland

Published Date Author: , June 5th, 2014

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Poland, was one of the most damaged cities during World War II. In 1944, in what would become known as the Warsaw Uprising, the citizens of the city rebelled against the Nazi forces that had taken control. In retaliation, Hitler ordered the city destroyed. The city’s medieval Old Town – along with 85 percent of the entire city – was obliterated.

After the war, the Old Town was carefully rebuilt and its colorful Baroque and Gothic-style buildings painstakingly recreated using old blueprints and photographs for accuracy. Today, the 70-year-old Old Town stands in contrast to the more modern Warsaw that surrounds it, and though the scars of the past remain, the city also looks to the future and lures travelers interested in art, music, architecture, and great food. The best part: Warsaw is a bargain compared to other major cities in Europe. Here are some free things to do in Warsaw.

Free Museum Days: Several of Warsaw’s most important museums offer free admission on certain days. The incredibly moving multi-media Warsaw Rising Museum is free on Sundays and shouldn’t be missed. The museum provides the most in-depth look at the events of the 1944 Uprising that shaped the city, telling the story of the courageous fighters through displays, photos, and videos that bring to life the heartbreaking story of the city’s near-total destruction.

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