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Old TownWarsaw

Admire beautiful city squares, visit a royal castle and embrace the timeless atmosphere of the historic heart of Poland's capital city.

Delve into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed squares, streets, churches and monuments that make up Warsaw’s Old Town. Devastatingly damaged during World War II, the Old Town was faithfully recreated and looks cheerful once again with its multi-colored houses.

Start in Castle Square, home to the majestic Royal Castle (Zamek Królewski). Visit the palace that housed royals from the 16th through to the 18th century and browse the fine art collection of its Castle Museum. In the square’s center, look up at the towering column with its statue of King Zygmunt III, who made Warsaw the capital of Poland. The 72-foot (22-meter) high column and statue were erected in his honor in 1644.

Move on to the heart of Old Town in Market Square, which has been the focal point of Warsaw since the 13th century. Head to the bronze statue of the mythical Warsaw Mermaid in the center and use her vantage point to take in the renaissance-style buildings surrounding the square. From hosting markets, political speeches and even executions in years gone past, the square is now home to a diverse range of restaurants, shops and tourist attractions.

One example is the informative Museum of Warsaw located in several of the square’s historic houses. Browse the museum’s exhibits with a huge range of artifacts relating to the city. From a viewing platform on the 5th floor, take in the delightful views over Market Square and the roofs of the Old Town. Another attraction in the square is the Adam Mickiewicz Literature Museum, named after the country’s most celebrated writer.

Get in touch with the spiritual side of this devoutly Catholic city by visiting St. John’s Cathedral. The cathedral was originally established in the 14th century, but had to be rebuilt after wartime damage. Many famous people from Poland’s history are buried in its crypt and tombs. The nearby Shrine of Our Lady of Grace is a smaller but still delicately adorned religious building.

Warsaw’s Old Town is easy to reach on foot from all the central hotels in Warsaw. Trams and buses provide the best public transportation options, with stops just below Castle Square.



Top Hotels in Old Town

Hotel Bristol, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Warsaw
Hotel Bristol, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Warsaw
5 out of 5
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 42-44, Warsaw, Masovia
The price is $148 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

Located in Old Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Presidential Palace, University of Warsaw, and Royal Castle. Old Town Market Place and Old ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (990 reviews)
Very good hotel service

"Nice hotel with fresh cooked breakfast options that are very good quality. Fixtures and fittings provide a upper market quality feel about the place. The room could have been a little bigger."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Hotel Bristol, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Warsaw
Sofitel Warsaw Victoria
Sofitel Warsaw Victoria
5 out of 5
Krolewska 11, Warsaw, Masovia
The price is $87 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

This family-friendly Warsaw hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Zacheta and University of Warsaw. Royal Castle and Copernicus ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (969 reviews)

"Clean efficient, friendly, what is there not to like. Ideally located between the Old Town and financial areas, the hotel has a great swimming pool and as a family we would happily return."…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2020

Sofitel Warsaw Victoria
Castle Inn
Castle Inn
3 out of 5
Swietojanska 2, Warsaw, Masovia
The price is $52 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 18

Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps from St. John's Cathedral, Royal Castle, and Old Town Market Place. Old Town Square and University of Warsaw are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (671 reviews)

"Very clean, great service and have a very good stay, located in the centre you can walk anywhere"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Castle Inn
Raffles Europejski Warsaw
Raffles Europejski Warsaw
5 out of 5
Ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie, 13 - 00-071, Warsaw, Warsaw
The price is $188 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 16

Located in Old Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Presidential Palace, University of Warsaw, and Royal Castle. Old Town Market Place and Old ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (118 reviews)

"Just great in every inch!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Raffles Europejski Warsaw
Hotel Bellotto
Hotel Bellotto
5 out of 5
ul. Senatorska 13/15, Warsaw, Mazowieckie
The price is $122 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 16

Located in Old Town, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Caricature and Royal Castle. Old Town Market Place and Old Town Square are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (343 reviews)
Highly recommend

"Beautiful building. Great location. Well sized rooms. Very comfortable. Wonderful service."…"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2020

Hotel Bellotto
ibis Warszawa Stare Miasto Old Town
ibis Warszawa Stare Miasto Old Town
3 out of 5
Muranowska 2, Warsaw, Masovia
The price is $37 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

Located in Old Town, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Polonia Stadium, Old Town Square, and Old Town Market Place. Royal Castle and University of Warsaw are ...

4.2/5Very Good! (910 reviews)

"Great location, nice staff. I expected a small fridge in the room but other than that, everything was fine."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

ibis Warszawa Stare Miasto Old Town
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