We did not have much time as we only arrived in the late afternoon, but knowing me know now, I would not let this opportunity go away from me. Here what we discovered in Warsaw in a few hours.
We landed in Chopin Airport around 5PM and from there we took a SKM train to Sulejowek Milosna which takes about 20 minutes.
We booked an accommodation on the diagonal from the train station - SZO Aprtments Central Station Apt via booking and the place is perfect for 2. There is also an extendable couch available so 4 would fit as well, but it would feel a bit small.
What to see
Palace of Culture
It was actually the first building we saw when we reached Warsaw and we kept "meeting" it during our few hours of walk, so I selected pictures from different angles with a a night and day view.
Streets of Warsaw
Below Street makes me immediately think of Bucharest for some reason
"The Saxon Garden is a 15.5-hectare public garden in central Warsaw, Poland, facing Pilsudski Square. It is the oldest public park in the city. Founded in the late 17th century, it was opened to the public in 1727 as one of the first publicly accessible parks in the world." (Source)
Plac Malachowskiego & National Gallery of Art
Some extra highlights from the road
The city center is ultra cute. With a seaside feeling (even though there is no sea in Warsaw) we arrived in the center of the market at the best time; at sunset. And it was a gorgeous one.
From here we went for some beers where they had several craft beers to check out from.
Old Town Square Mermaid
"An immaculate ring of water trickles to the base of the mermaid, thereby catching the reflection of the tenements around. The mermaid herself is a replica of the 1855 version that has since been retired to the Museum of Warsaw." (Source)
Uprising Monument (night view)
"In August of 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, which had been occupied by Nazi forces for five years. It was meant to be both an act of Polish sovereignty and a way to oppose the German occupiers. Though it was one of Warsaw's most devastating events, its significance was buried for many years." (Source)
With only a few ours we could not really see too much, but we clearly enjoyed what we did get to see. Make sure to check all the posts about the trip in Poland, more to come.