Warsaw: day II

2.02.2014

The 2nd day in Warsaw had a solid plan. All the places we visited were very random and pretty cool.

The day looks like:

1. Visit a bunker used during the Cold War, which is a less touristic place in Warsaw.
2. Visit Powazki cemetery which is one of the oldest cemeteries in the city, established in 1925.
3. Visiting the Royal Castle –  Zamek Krolewski in Polish.
4. And finally Uprising Museum – Warszawskiego Powstania Museum in Polish.

The first place visited was the Cold War bunker which is currently burned here and there. Very well hidden and suspicious, as a school in the woods – bunker saved hundreds of lives. Very strange is the fact that i burned after 1990, given that it had more concrete then wooden material.

If you do not like the smell of burnt things, before going in there – buy a mask, a flashlight and ask someone who knows the place to go with you – otherwise you will get lost.

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A second location was Powazki cemetery which is one of the oldest cemeteries in the city, established in 1925.
In this cemetery you can find some extraordinarily beautiful tombstones, which were created by some of the most famous sculptors of the era. Some of the monuments are excellent examples of different art and architecture styles. Frederic Chopin’s family was buried here, and his piano teacher, also you can find many famous personalities of Poland as Wojciech Bogusławski, Leopold Janikowski, Henryk Wieniawski, etc.
It’s a must place if you go to Warsaw!

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Royal Castle is a castle residence and was the official residence of the Polish monarchs. It is located in the Castle Square, at the entrance to the Old Town of Warsaw, so there is no way that you can’t find it.
The history of this castle is miraculous. It was robbed, partially broken, then destroyed (see link) to the ground during of the II WW – and today shines on the Castle Square.
The furniture, accessories and details are stunning! You’ll love this castle.
Sunday admission is free.

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Uprising museum  was the last place we visited. It was founded in 2004 as a tribute to those who fought and died for the freedom of Poland and Warsaw. Three floors and with an area of 3000m2 requires minimum about 2 hours of your time. Sunday is admission is free.

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DSC_0733  DSC_0752DSC_0747If you visited any of these place and found it interesting or somehow different, share it with me, i’ll be very interested to hear your opinion.

Cheers.

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