Walking Warsaw: The best neighbourhoods to see by foot in Poland's capital

2019-04-27 12:30 - Marisa Crous
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Autumn view of the birch street in the morning in

Autumn view of the birch street in the morning in Warsaw's Old Town, Poland. PHOTO: iStock

Get lost in the old, the new and the ultra-relaxed districts of Warsaw. 

Whether you are into sidewalk café culture or historical architecture, walking the neighbourhoods of any city is a pleasant way to discover all the intricacies it has to offer. 

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Here are 5 cool neighbourhoods to walk when visiting Warsaw:

Mokotów

South of the city centre sits this delightful and peaceful 'hood. Stocked with cafés, shops, parks and green areas, it's where most foreign embassies are based. Also find some hip eateries and bars in this area - wellworth going here in the evening!

Sródmiescie

Home to both the Old Town and New Town, it is the city centre. Take in the contrast of old vs new during the day, then head to the square called Plac Zbawiciela at night and hang out with all of Warsaw's elite hipster community.

Praga

This is a more artistic, alternative area. Go check out this 'hood located east of the Vistula River (usually a very popular venue for nightlife during summer), and take a deep-dive into Zabkowska Street for unusual bars. 

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Plac Grzybowski

This triangular 'square' is part of the Old Jewish Quarter. Built up a lot over the last few years it is now a vibey place to walk around, both during the day and at night. Go see Prózna Street and its gorgeous restored homes.  

Zoliborz

To the north of the city you'll find this quiet, small, green neighbourhood with pre-war houses. Be sure to walk these charming streets for that true village feel. 


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