Other areas to stay in Warsaw
The Old Town is very central and has a good number of things to see and do like the Royal Castle and the square that is found by it, which is huge and has many cafes, shops and restaurants around it. Also, there is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which holds the remains of a Polish soldier that died in battle as well as containing soils from 38 battlegrounds. You will also find St. John’s Cathedral, a few museums, art galleries, shops, restaurants, bars and hotels too.
Wola is quickly becoming the commercial centre and is home to the Warsaw Rising Museum, which tells the story of the insurgents and the uprising in the years that followed the World War II. You will see many artefacts like weapons to love letters and more, which gives you an idea of what living under German occupation was like. The area has many cemeteries that mourn the dead of various religions and the military and there are also a good number of art galleries, cinemas and theatres in the region. Restaurants range from American to traditional foods and there are many clubs, bars and hotels to pick from.
If what you’re looking for is reasonably priced food and picturesque streets, Praga Polnoc may be the place for you to stay. Accommodation in this part of the city is rather cheap and it is very easy to get to the center (usually a 7-minute tram ride to the main streets). Given Praga’s proximity to the river and the National Stadium, sports fans will surely find something for themselves; in the summertime drinking at the river banks is the most popular option among the locals. A favored relaxation spot is Skaryszewski Park with its beautiful Kamionkowskie Lake, where canoes can be rented.
If you’re not on a tight budget and prefer to stay in a calm yet charming area, Mokotów will undoubtedly satisfy your needs. This district offers a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and green areas. For memorable food experiences check streets such as Kazimierzowska or Puławska. Getting to the city center may take a while but there is a subway line running through the district. If you feel like jogging or walking in a park, Pole Mokotwskie will be the right choice. This park attracts lots of locals and visitors every day and proves a perfect spot to chill out in.
The district of calm, everyday life. You’re likely to find cheaper accommodation in this zone. And if you do, don’t hesitate to book it as this district is well-connected with the rest of the city and really safe. It is also famous for its local markets where you can get all kinds of fresh fruits and veggies and much more; the markets usually offer locally produced cakes, candies, homemade delicacies and ecological cosmetics. Take a walk along Aleje Jerozolimskie or Raszyńska Street to admire Ochota’s unique old houses and villas. Szczęśliwicki Park is a wonderful place to stroll in any season, and to go skiing in winter.
Probably the cheapest district to find accommodation in, nicely connected to the city center by subway. Located just on the other side of the Vistula river, this part of Praga welcomes tourists with Dworzec Wileński, an old train station, and a local shopping mall. The area is full of old movie theaters and small pubs. There’s also a Museum of Praga that is worth a visit. The only thing that should be kept in mind while visiting this district is its questionable safety: it is usually better to be back home before it gets dark and late.