(June 20, 2018) Warsaw
This day will be spent entirely on exploring
Warsaw and, specially, the Old Town, where we're allocated.
The spots marked at map are:
0- Apartments Spichlerz
1- Old Town
2- Krakowskie Przedmiescie
3- National Museum
4- Ulica Miodowa
5- Palace of Culture and Science
As we are in an apartment, we take our breakfast from the
food we brought from a supermarket last night. With this, we leave the
place some minutes after 10AM. Our plan is starting with the further
We start by taking avenue Krakowskie Przedmiescie, which
may be the most popular street in Warsaw, by observing the monuments
along the way. Holy Cross Church stands out here, which has an urn with
the heart of Chopin inside.
Once the end of the street is reached, with the Staszic
Palace and Copernicus monument we walk forward beyond until reaching
the beautiful building of the Palace of Culture and Science.
We turn around here and come back to the Old Town, where we plan to have our lunch.
We explore Old Town Market Place, which is always full of
live, and then take St. John’s Street to visit St. John’s Cathedral.
The street is too narrow as per being able of getting distance for a
good picture of the front of cathedral’s front.
We end in the Royal Palace and choose one of the
restaurants with terrace in the Palace Square for our lunch. It’s an
Italian named “Dolce Vita” and we pay 100 zlotys for two pizzas: my
four seasons and Eva’s asparagus one. They’re very big and thin.
We come back to the apartment for a rest and wake up at 5:30 PM
from an involuntary nap. Then leave to see the Barbican and the Old
From there, we walk to Ulica Miodowa, which is completely
in improvement works. It looks like it will be a nice street in the
future, but now it’s just a mess. Besides, Cathedral of the Polish Army
is completely covered by scaffolding. In front of it we can see the
Uprising Monument, though.
We’re done with our visits, so we walk by the Old Town,
enjoying its atmosphere in these streets, and making time for the Spain
match in World Cup at 8 PM.
After that, we go back to the apartment for our
well-deserved rest. We’ve leave it one more time, though, to enjoy this
Old Town in lights by night.