Andrzej is a young influential Warsaw blogger writing about things going on in the capital and social media. He talks to us about the best places to visit in Warsaw.
You’ve just came back from Berlin, how is Warsaw in comparison to the German capital city?
Similar. On one hand Germans are polite, everything works efficiently and richly, the whole city
supports cyclists and, thanks to legal public drinking outdoors, I think I’ve witnesses the biggest common celebration of spending free time together (Saturday in Berlin Tempelhof).
On the other hand travelling by public transport in Warsaw is more convenient, we have the same number of murals, and of course it’s easier to communicate if you don’t speak German :)
What are the best party places in Warsaw?
Recently I’ve become a fan of Cafe-club type of places (Klubokawiarnia in Polish). My favourite one is situated on Plac Wilsona, but you can find them everywhere. What’s interesting is that they all offer very high standards, because they’re relatively new places run by real enthusiasts.
What cultural places, not necessary the most widely known, would you recommend to visit in Warsaw?
I don’t think Warsaw has fixed places where ”culture is taking place”. I’d recommend event websites or a newsletter supplement and check everyday.
What are the most overrated tourist attractions in Poland?
The answer is in the question – the tourist attractions in general, well maybe excluding The Palace of Culture and Science and the Łazienki Park, I like them both very much and I often visit them. If I were to recommend a viewing point or a park, I’d add to the itinerary the tower by the St. Anne’s Church in Old Town and Morskie Oko Park, especially from above.
What tip would you give to tourists coming to Warsaw during Euro?
Beware of dangerous people. In Warsaw most of the criminals look as you’d expect them to look. It’s not difficult to read the intention on the face of the passerby in front of you.
Be careful also with the taxi drivers, it’s worth checking in advance on couchsurfing or any other international forum, what are the trustworthy companies and use only these.
Your favourite spots in Warsaw?
To many to name all of them. Szymański Park is close to where I live, so I jog there quite often. I also like sitting in Resort in Plac Teatralny or in one of many other cafes, where you can study in a nice atmosphere and just chill out after.
Quite recently I’ve fallen in love with Old Mokotów. I can wonder there for hours, which I really recommend, it’s a very refreshing experience. Lately, by chance, during a walk with my girlfriend, I discovered several Mediterranean mansions and a building that looks like a little castle.