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Travel  Warsaw

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HOURS IN WARSAW ONE DAY OFF? HERE’S HOW TO SPEND IT 9AM | WARSAW OLD TOWN

Start your day in Warsaw’s Old Town beginning with the Royal Castle. As with everything in the Old Town, the castle was damaged in the war and reconstruction was only completed in 1984 after almost 13 years of work. Pause for some people watching in Castle Square – locally known as Plac Zamkowy – before visiting the impressive St. John’s Cathedral, one of the many churches to be found in the city’s historic centre. Afterwards, stroll along the banks of the Vistula River, taking in the exhibition pavilion at the Museum of Modern Art next to the Copernicus Science Centre. 12PM | ŁAZIENKI PARK

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy Old Town to Łazienki Park where, during the summer, free weekend concerts take place next to the Chopin monument. Tucked around the corner from the Łazienki Park you will find one of Warsaw’s many milk bars, Prasowsky, where you can pick up a quick and inexpensive lunch. Sculpture in Łazienki Park

The Palace of Culture and Science

RENAISSANCE WARSAW AIRPORT HOTEL The newly opened 225-room hotel situated opposite Chopin Airport aims to “revamp the staid airport hotel experience”. W: renaissance.waw.pl T: +48 22 164 70 00

2PM | THE PALACE OF CULTURE AND SCIENCE

The Palace of Culture and Science is the city’s most dominating feature and Poland’s tallest building. The Soviet-era tower was a gift from Stalin and the Russian people in 1955. The viewing platform on the 30th floor offers breathtaking views of the city. 4PM | WARSAW RISING MUSEUM

Next, pay a visit to the haunting Warsaw Rising Museum – dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 – in order to truly understand the spirit of the city. Explore interactive displays, artefacts, photographs and compelling video footage of those who fought for a free Poland and trudge through a replica of the sewers that served as escape routes during the Second World War, before listening to survivors’ stories. 7PM | PRAGA DISTRICT

Take Poland’s first escalator to the district of Praga to experience Polish nightlife. This up-and-coming neighbourhood is fast becoming one of the trendiest areas in the city. Largely undamaged by the war, the area still has many of its original buildings and a growing art scene as well as plenty of bars and nightclubs. The Neon Museum in Praga’s Soho Factory is home to the world’s largest collection of Cold War-era neon signs.

H15 BOUTIQUE HOTEL H15 Boutique boasts 47 luxury rooms and apartments in a historic building where the past meets the present. W: www.h15boutiqueapartments.com/en T: +48 22 55 38 700 E: info@h15ab.com

HOTEL BRISTOL Conveniently located between the old town and historical shopping street, Nowy Świat, Hotel Bristol is touted as Poland’s most luxurious hotel. The hotel was carefully restored after being gutted during the Second World War. W: www.hotelbristolwarsaw.pl/en T: +48 22 551 1000 E: bristol@luxurycollection.com

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Better Business Q3 2018  

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Better Business Q3 2018  

Official magazine of Small Firms Association